J&S breaks ground on $11.5 million Army Corps contract

COOKEVILLE – J&S Construction broke ground in December on an $11.5 million contract for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Fort Worth District. The contract will include the construction of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) maintenance complex at Fort Hood, 70 miles north of Austin, Texas. This contract marks J&S Construction’s first project at Fort Hood.

The 22,181 square-foot UAV maintenance complex, which has a scheduled completion date of May 2015, will consist of a tactical equipment maintenance facility (TEMF), organizational storage building (OSB), hazardous waste storage building (HWSB), a petroleum oil and lubricant storage building (POL) and a UAS container storage building.

This project is designed to meet LEED Silver requirements by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and environmentally friendly features will include geothermal heat, transpired solar wall panel system, skylights, solar hot water, spray foam insulation, air barrier system, radon piping system, low flow water fixtures, energy recovery units, occupancy sensors, low VOC and recycled materials.

These facility types are used for the purpose of maintaining and repairing vehicles, complete with equipment and parts storage and administrative offices. J&S Construction has completed two TEMF projects for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Fort Campbell base, one being a $13 million LEED Gold facility, completed August 2010, and the most recent being a $12.2 million facility, completed September 2013, which has been submitted for LEED Silver certification.

“J&S Construction shares the Corps’ vision of building sustainable, energy-efficient projects,” said Brad Leimer, J&S Construction LEED AP and project manager. “This contract represents our eighth LEED certified project with the government sector and 12th LEED certified project overall.”

J&S Construction has designed and built more than 131,000 square feet of LEED certified space.

For more information, visit www.jsconstruction.com or call (931) 528-7475.


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