J&S awarded $8.4 million contract

June 26, 2012

Upper Cumberland Business Journal - June 2012

J&S Construction Company was recently awarded an $8.4 million contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the construction of the Sustainment Brigade Complex Administration Facility at Fort Campbell, Ky.

With an estimated completion date of June 2013, J&S Construction will return to Ft. Campbell’s base this summer to begin work on the two-story, 30,000 square-foot facility. The building will consist of a reinforced concrete foundation, concrete floor slab, insulated concrete form walls, masonry and metal panel facade, standing seam metal roof, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, mechanical systems, security systems and electrical systems.

This building serves as Ft. Campbell’s Pilot Project for Sustainable Design and is designed by the Corps of Engineers to meet LEED® Silver requirements by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Environmentally friendly features built into the project include pervious pavement, rainwater harvesting and reuse system, and low flow water fixtures. Energy-efficient features include photovoltaic solar panels, solar water heating, insulated concrete forms, spray foam insulation as well as an enhanced Energy Monitoring and Control System (EMCS). The project will also contain the base’s first geothermal heat pump system as well as the base’s first photovoltaic solar system.

“It is exciting to be working on one of the most, if not the most, energy-efficient project on Ft. Campbell’s base,” said Brad Leimer, project manager and LEED accredited professional with J&S Construction. “By pursuing LEED certification, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is demonstrating the importance placed on sustainable design and highly efficient, environmentally friendly operations.”     

Ft. Campbell’s first LEED Gold Certification came when J&S Construction completed the $13 million Equipment Maintenance and Supply Complex in August 2010. J&S Construction has designed and built 136,500 square feet of LEED certified space and this facility will mark the sixth project J&S will have certified through USGBC.

“We are very privileged to have another opportunity to team up with the Corps of Engineers,” said Jack Stites, president of J&S Construction. “Our competitive pricing and LEED expertise played a large role in us being selected as the best value to the government. Our most recent project with the Corps was a great success, and we expect the same results with this project and look forward to this continued relationship.”

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