LEESVILLE, La. (Oct. 22, 2012) – Sundt Construction, Inc. has finished building a military housing project at Fort Polk near Leesville, La., that serves warriors recovering from battle injuries. The contractor also is completing a separate assignment on the fort that provides housing for unaccompanied enlisted personnel.
Both federal construction projects were commissioned by the Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District.
Construction began in mid 2010 on the $17.2 million Warrior in Transition barracks project. The complex is a 67,000-square-foot barracks building that provides wounded soldiers a place to heal before returning to military or civilian life. Specially designed to accommodate a wide variety of medical, psychological and social needs, the facility has 112 apartment-style units.
The Warrior in Transition barracks is one of five such facilities Sundt has completed or is building at multiple military installations across the country.
Sundt also is serving as the design-build general contractor for a 98,800-square-foot Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing (UEPH) barracks at Fort Polk. Construction began in September 2011 and is expected to conclude in May 2013. The three-story building has 135 units and will house 270 single soldiers in a setting similar to a garden-style apartment complex. Each living unit includes two bedrooms, one bathroom and a kitchen.
Sundt’s contract for the project also covers site work, including all new utilities and the construction of a 202-space parking lot. Other amenities include covered ramadas with tables, horseshoe pits and a multi-use sport court. The site will be fully landscaped with native vegetation and will house two electric vehicle charging stations. The project has been designed to LEED Gold certification specifications.
Sundt Construction, Inc. is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. Known nationally for its innovative approach to construction services, the firm is currently ranked the 58th largest construction company in the United States by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine.