United States Army Corps of Engineers

Westover Readiness Center

Project at a Glance
Location

Chicopee, MA

Architect

SMRT, Inc.

Market

Government

Project Type

New Construction

Project Overview

  • Extensive safety and quality management program per guidelines of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Inspections required for every measurable phase of work
  • Multiple buildings being erected simultaneously within the surroundings of an active military base

The Army Corps of Engineers determined that their Westover base would need to undergo a significant expansion to incorporate new offices and training facilities.

Along with our design-build partner SMRT, we were selected based on our collaboration on similar federal projects. Work included the construction of a 127,000 sq. ft. steel-framed mixed-use building; a 35,000 sq. ft. operations and maintenance building; a second-floor addition to an existing building; and two additional free-standing garage and storage facilities. Our craftsmen self-performed concrete foundations on Buildings 1, 2, 4 and 5.

The project made extensive use of On-Screen Takeoff in the field to deliver daily progress reports for phased components, such as the brick veneer installation.