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Posted 4/17/2014

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By Carol Labashosky, public affairs

The Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District is constructing an Army Reserve Center (ARC) at Binghamton, N.Y.

Primary facilities include land acquisition and construction of an ARC training building, Organizational Maintenance Shop, unheated storage building, and organizational parking. Buildings will be constructed with reinforced concrete foundations, concrete floor slabs, structural steel frames, masonry veneer walls, standing seam metal roof, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, mechanical systems, security systems and electrical systems. Also included in the project are land clearing, paving, fencing, general site improvements and extension of utilities to serve the project.

Accessibility for the disabled will be provided to support the wounded warrior program. Physical security measures are incorporated into design including maximum standoff distance from roads, parking areas, and vehicle unloading areas. Berms, heavy landscaping, and bollards— short posts set at intervals to delimit an area—will be used to prevent unauthorized access. Sustainable Design and Development (SDD) and Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct05) features are also incorporated.

The project started in Sept. 2012, and it is scheduled for completion in April 2014 and is currently 86 percent complete.

The contractor is J. Kokolakis Inc., a general contracting firm out of Long Island, N.Y.

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