Army Awards Contract to Build "Phase Two" Campus Facility
April 27, 2009
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Philadelphia District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $102,015,000 contract to James G. Davis Construction Corp., April 20, to build the Command and Control and Communications Network Transport (C2CNT)-East facility on Aberdeen Proving Ground.
The facility will be part of the Army Team Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) "Phase Two" campus at APG. The "Phase One" campus broke ground more than a year ago, March 17, with construction on that project already nearly 50 percent complete, according to Mike Vetter, the CECOM Life Cycle Management Command deputy chief of staff for Logistics and Engineering.
Both phases of the emerging Army Team C4ISR campus are being built to house well over 7,000 military and civilian personnel and support contractors relocating to APG as the Army implements 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.
"C2CNT-East is the first of four new buildings to be constructed as part of the Phase Two project," Vetter said. "Additionally, one building will be renovated and improved to complete this portion of the campus."
Construction on the facility is expected to begin about May 6 and to be completed by December 2010. C2CNT-East will comprise a total of approximately 500,000 square feet of office and research space when completed. The facility will house the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center's Satellite and Terrestrial Communications Directorate, the CECOM LCMC Logistics and Readiness Center's Communications Directorate, elements of the Software Engineering Center, and some project and product management offices of the Program Executive Office for Command, Control and Communications Tactical.