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New Fort McCoy training barracks project nears completion

USACE - Louisville District
Published Dec. 2, 2021
Updated: Dec. 2, 2021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District is well on the way to completing the construction of a four-story barracks project at Fort McCoy, which is approximately 60,000 square feet and will house 400 Soldiers on the base in Wisconsin. 
“The FY19 (fiscal year 2019) barracks project is for the construction of a four-story transient training enlisted barracks for major exercises, annual training, battle assembly and mobilization training at Fort McCoy,” said Betty Beck, Louisville District project manager. 
The permanent buildings will be reinforced with concrete foundations, concrete floor slabs, structural steel frames, steel stud infill with drywall, masonry veneer walls, prefinished standing seam metal roofing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, plumbing, mechanical systems and electrical systems. 
The project contract also included supporting facilities such as land clearing, paving, general site improvements and utility connections. Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection, also known as ATFP, physical security measures, and sustainability and energy measures are also included in the project’s design. 
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District is also involved with the Army Reserve project and according to the weekly update from their field representative, Ken Green, as of early December, testing and inspections were taking place and the installation of furniture has begun. 
“The teamwork between the inhouse designers and the Omaha District field office has contributed to the successful completion of the project for the soldiers at Fort McCoy,” Beck said.
The $22 million project was awarded in Sept. 2019 and the construction of the project is scheduled to be completed in January 2022.