U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
LEED Silver Certification
The new $300M complex of facilities to fulfill the daily operations of the 5th Infantry Brigade Combat Team at Fort Stewart, Georgia, was capped by an 88,000 SF Physical Fitness Facility, built by the design+build team of Megen Construction and KZF Design. Creation of a new physical fitness facility that has its own identity, while cohesively related to adjacent structures, was a primary goal.
The new facility includes a two-story lobby with climbing wall, which welcomes the building users and becomes the center’s focal point. The first floor contains a gymnasium, fitness module, and indoor pool (natatorium). The natatorium encompasses a variety of features, including a lap pool, activity pool with lazy river, and spa. Secondary recreational spaces are located on the upper-level mezzanine including a cardio balcony, running track, cycling, spinning, racquetball and aerobics. Support spaces include locker rooms, family changing rooms, concession areas, and daycare area. The project achieved a LEED Silver certification for its commitment to sustainability.
As design+builder, Megen led all facets of design and construction, and coordinated with USACE personnel. During the course of the project, a substantial owner-directed modification of an Olympic-sized indoor swimming pool inside the finished space was added to the project. Our team approached the execution of the modification aggressively and was able to complete the natatorium, prior to contract completion date.
“The contractor worked effectively with the Government personnel and they were very cooperative, excellent partners. The quality of construction was above average and the contractor provided satisfactory documentation.”