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MW BUILDERS IS TAPPING INTO MORE THAN 20 YEARS OF MILITARY EXPERIENCE. BY JIM HARRIS The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Fort Worth, Texas, District in 2009 awarded the company a design/build multiple award task order contract (MATOC) for design, engineering and construction services on the project. “We’ve been doing these types of projects for 20-plus years,” he adds. “[The Corps] sees us as very qualified.” Although this is MW Builders’ first project at Fort Leonard Wood, the contractor has worked on barracks and other facilities at other U.S. Armed Forces bases in the past, including Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Riley, Kan., and Fort Lewis, Wash., just to name a few. W Builders’ work on a major housing development at one of the largest military bases in the nation is both a first for the company and the latest in a 20-year history of successful projects. Last June, MW Builders – which has offices in Texas and Kansas - started work on the $49.6 million Advanced Individual Training (AIT) barracks project at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. The project is the first MW Builders has performed at the U.S. Army base, Project Manager Aaron Hoelscher says. MW Builders – Fort Leonard Wood AIT Barracks, Phase 1 • Project cost: $49.6 million • Location: Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. • Employees on site at peak: 300 • Scope of work: Military housing A Future Campus The company currently is working on the foundations of the three three-story barracks buildings that make up the AIT complex, Hoelscher says. The structure of one of the three buildings is built up to the third floor, with crews ready to begin work on wall panels and roof tresses in February. Concrete work is under way to create the third floor of another building, while structural steel and first-floor wall panels are being set into place on the third building. Each building will feature center areas made up of structural steel anchoring two wings of prefabricated heavy gauge metal stud panels. The project is scheduled for completion in October 2011. The three buildings combined will provide 279,000 square feet of space for dormitorystyle living units and support facilities including storage and laundry rooms, classrooms, arms vaults, and offices. Each building will house 450 soldiers in 150 units, Hoelscher says. The three AIT barracks buildings are the first phase of what is anticipated by USACE to be a multiphase AIT campus development on the “Our policy is to treat all subcontractors fairly.” –Aaron Hoelscher, project manager The new AIT complex consists of three threestory barracks buildings. « MARCH 2011 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM 105 Institutional | MW BUILDERS – FORT LEONARD WOOD AIT BARRACKS, PHASE 1 Military Precision M http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - March 2011
Table of Contents
Social Media
Exploring BIM
Best Practices
Urban Construction
Building Growth
Bermúdez, Longo, Díaz-Massó (BLDM), S.E.
Wadman Corp.
Universal Builders Supply Inc.
Harold O’Shea Builders
Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Co. LLC
Hudspeth & Associates Inc.
Dana B. Kenyon Co. – Florida State College at Jacksonville
Kaback Enterprises
Hyder Construction
On Site Management Inc.
Retail Developers in Ontario
Morguard Investments Ltd. – Bramalea City Centre and Expansion
Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc.
Bayfield Realty Advisors Inc.
Rudolph and Sletten
Collavino Construction Co. Inc. – One World Trade Center
MW Builders – Fort Leonard Wood AIT Barracks, Phase 1
Thor Construction
Weir Welding Co.
JE Dunn Construction Co. – Woman’s Hospital
Manhattan Kraft Construction Co. – Sarasota Police Department Headquarters
P.J. Hoerr Inc. – Advocate BroMenn Medical Center
Poettker Construction – Watterson Towers Renovations
Merit Kitchens
BBL Builders – Columbia Parc at the Bayou District
Reliable Builders Inc.
Joe Hall Roofing
ECM International Inc.
Branch Highways Inc.
GCC America Inc.
HOK: NOAA Pacific Regional Center
Last Look

Construction Today - March 2011