U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
El Paso, Texas
2011 USACE Safety Award Winner
The construction of three new child development centers (CDC) to serve military families in Fort Bliss, Texas. The two new early childhood facilities (CDC #1 and #2) are 26,450 SF buildings for ages 0-5, consisting of training spaces, pre-school and toddler rooms, administrative offices and a full kitchen. The new school age facility (CDC #3) is a 21,700 SF building for ages 6 to 10, including training spaces, full kitchen, additional kitchen training room, arts and science room, performing arts room, homework center, computer lab, large indoor multi-purpose room for gym activities, and outdoor activity areas with a playground and soccer field. Each child development center has anti-terrorism force protection (AT/FP) features around the entire facility, which include site barricades and security protection designed into the building. Additionally, all buildings were designed and constructed to meet LEED Silver certification.
Megen was the design+builder for the projects, which are part of a SATOC contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. As the design+builder and prime contractor, Megen was responsible for coordinating all facets of the project, including design coordination, establishment of the overall project schedule, cost control, safety management and coordination with USACE personnel. The projects were delivered on time and under budget with no lost time or injuries. Each CDC facility received high honors with an Above Average or Outstanding rating on the USACE evaluation and a USACE Safety Award for the large project sector of the Ft. Worth District.
“Megen Construction is by far one of the top 3 construction firms that I have worked with in my 14+ years of government construction. From the owner down to those on the job-site, professionalism and quality is top priority. I wish that the laws and regulations allowed for us to contract with them more often.”