Temple, TX, April 16, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- MW Builders of Texas, a general construction contractor, has been awarded more than $100 million in contracts over the past 60 days for a variety of projects around the country. The Temple-based contractor specializes in commercial, government, and educational construction contracting. MW Builders of Texas will start construction on the following five new contracts immediately:
Advanced Individual Training (AIT) Complex in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri ($49,677,000)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District awarded MW Builders of Texas a Design-Build Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) in the amount of $49,677,000 for the design and construction of the AIT Complex in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. MW Builders will provide the design, engineering, and construction services for the AIT Complex. The 42.4 acre site will be home to three separate 3-story AIT buildings, each housing 450 soldiers. The soldiers’ living quarters in each AIT building will include a sleeping room, three closets, and a shared bathroom. In addition to the sleeping units, each AIT building includes a Company Operations Facility, common spaces, laundry facilities, office space, and support infrastructure. The three buildings together total 278,523 square feet of living, common, and company operations areas.
MW Builders will lead the Design-Build project, working with a team of design partners that include GLMV Architecture of Wichita, Kansas. As part of the current contract, MW Builders will provide the site design and site construction for the entire complex, which will also include a fourth AIT building, a dining facility, a ¼ mile running track, and a Physical Training area. All of these additional facilities fall under separate construction contracts.
UEPH Barracks in Fort Riley, Kansas ($18,339,000)
MW Builders of Texas was awarded a $18,339,000 contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District for the construction of two Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing (UEPH) Barracks at Fort Riley, Kansas. Each of the two UEPH barracks are 3-stories-tall and will house 156 soldiers, for a total space of 116,900 square feet. Currently MW Builders is constructing a separate barracks at Fort Riley to house 156 soldiers. That barracks, a Design-Build project, is identical (and directly adjacent) to the two new ones.
MW Builders will lead the project that also includes site design, site grading, paving, utilities, and a 1-mile gas main extension. The barracks have precast concrete exterior walls.
Midland County Jail in Midland, Texas ($15,324,000)
In addition to the two barracks projects outlined above, MW Builders of Texas was also just awarded a contract in the amount of $15,324,000 for new construction and renovations associated with the second phase of the expansion of the Midland County Jail located in Midland, Texas. Construction is part of an overall $22 million bond-backed jail expansion and is needed to alleviate overcrowding of the existing 201-bed main facility. MW Builders is providing construction services for the jail expansion, which will provide an additional 216 beds to the existing facility.
Earlier this year, MW Builders completed Phase One of the jail expansion, which consisted of building a 5,800-square-foot tent dome to house up to 72 detainees. In Phase Two, MW Builders will handle both renovations as well as new construction of approximately 80,000 square feet of space for processing and holding detainees. The facility includes a new courtroom, commercial kitchen, laundry and medical facilities, visitation areas, several outdoor secure exercise areas, and three large dormitory spaces. Phase Two of the jail expansion is scheduled to be complete in fall of 2011. Vandergriff Group Architects of Midland is the project architect.
Texas State Veterans Home in Tyler, Texas ($13,968,500)
The Texas Veterans Land Board voted unanimously to award MW Builders of Texas a contract in the amount of $13,968,500 for the construction of a new Texas State Veterans Home located in Tyler, Texas. MW Builders will be providing construction services for this 91,700 square foot Veterans Home, constructed on a wooded 20-acre site donated by the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.
Unlike four other Texas State Veterans Homes previously completed by MW Builders (Floresville, Big Spring and Bonham), the facility in Tyler will consist of ten cottages and one common building. The design approach for each cottage focuses on drawing residents into social connection by mixing the best communal aspects of a home while still maintaining privacy and independence for residents. Each of the ten cottages has an open kitchen, dining room and large table, and a large living room with a central fireplace — all of which facilitate social interaction. The hearth sets this Texas State Veterans Home apart from other long-term care facilities.
“The kitchen is the heart of any home, and the new Texas State Veterans Home in Smith County takes that into account,” says Jerry Patterson, commissioner of the Texas General Land Office. “Instead of one large, hospital-like facility, this home will consist of a cluster of small cottages built to draw residents into family-like social connections around the dinner table.”
A total of 10 private rooms, each with its own bathroom, will flank the hearth. Each cottage will be set up as a “non-lift” facility, where overhead tracks with slings in each resident’s room will provide safe transport of non-ambulatory residents from bed to bath.
“If this sounds like a Cadillac of a long-term care facility, it’s because it will be,” adds Patterson. “Texas veterans deserve nothing less.”
The newest Texas State Veterans Home will reside along the west side of Highway 155, just south of County Road 334. The home will be built with a grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, with 35 percent of the cost paid for by the Texas Veterans Land Board. Austin-based architectural firm Graeber, Simmons & Cowan, Inc., is the project designer.
Once complete, the new Texas State Veterans Home in Tyler will join seven others across the state, located in Amarillo, Big Spring, Bonham, El Paso, Floresville, McAllen and Temple. Texas State Veterans Homes offer a broad spectrum of health care services, comprehensive rehabilitation programs, special diets, recreational activities, social services, libraries, and certified Alzheimer’s units, each having a secured outdoor courtyard.
Air Traffic Control Tower in Abilene, Texas ($9,242,000)
The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded MW Builders of Texas a contract in the amount of $9,242,000 for the construction of a new Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) and Base Building located in Abilene, Texas. MW Builders will provide construction services for the facility, consisting of a 9,000 square foot single-story base building, as well as a 157-foot-tall, cast-in-place concrete shaft tower to be constructed at the Abilene Regional Airport.
The ATCT will be constructed along the west side of Highway 36, south of Airport Boulevard, and is scheduled to be complete in summer of 2011. BPA Group of Bellevue, WA is the project architect.
“Our team at MW Builders is proud to be a central part of these new projects, and we understand the impact they each have on the communities where they’re being constructed in Texas, Missouri, and Kansas,” says Tim Chadwick, president of MW Builders of Texas. “As a trusted provider of construction services, it’s our goal to deliver an unparalleled construction experience for our partners from beginning to end, in each of the communities where we work around the country.”
About MW Builders of Texas
MW Builders of Texas is a general construction contractor specializing in military construction; local, state and federal government; hotel and hospitality; multi-family housing; senior living; health care; correctional; educational; public spaces; industrial and water/wastewater projects. MW Builders of Texas, based in Temple, Texas, is 100% employee-owned. Visit www.mwbuilderstx.com for more information.