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Posted 3/16/2012

Release no. 12-4


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Ashley A. Williams
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ashley.a.williams@usace.army.mil

HONOLULU, HI—The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Campus East project at Fort Belvoir, Va., was awarded the Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Award and the Alliant Build America Award for Building Construction–New at the Associated General Contractors of America’s (AGC) 93rd Annual Convention March 15, 2012.

The Marvin M. Black award recognizes the nation’s most successful construction project partnerships in 2011; and the Build America Award recognizes the nation’s most significant construction projects of 2011.

The collaborative approach on the NGA Campus East project aligned 10 partners under "One Team" to accomplish a common goal: ensuring national security through fast-track, phased delivery of the $1.8 billion, 2.4-million-square-foot headquarters for NGA. The project team included the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District; Clark/Balfour Beatty, the construction joint venture; NGA; and RTKL/KlingStubbins, the A/E joint venture.

"This project never would have been successful if it wasn’t for the ‘One Team" approach taken by all the stakeholders," said Baltimore District Commander Col. Dave Anderson. "The team faced many challenges, and solved them all as a team – regardless of the complexity. The work NGA does on behalf of our warfighter is incredible, so getting them established in their new campus, on time, really was a matter of vital national security. We all recognized that if each and every one of us didn’t do our part to make the team and the project a success, we would have an impact on NGA’s work. That was simply unacceptable."

NGA Campus East was a USACE pilot project for early contractor involvement delivery. Partnering was established early on and was an integral part of the three-tiered project leadership structure. Meeting the Congressionally-mandated BRAC deadline required extensive overlapping of normally sequential activities, with construction starting 18 months before design completion and NGA end users deploying into the main office building three months before substantial construction completion. Working closely with all stakeholders the team completed construction six months ahead of schedule and on-budget while working a stretch of more than two million man hours with no lost-time injuries and maintaining full NGA operations throughout.

"Everyone recognized that their role affected the overall mission of this project," said Baltimore District Project Manager Mike Rogers. "It was that focus, that determination, that teamwork that made this project a collaborative success."

The project is the single largest USACE military construction project since the Pentagon in 1943. Construction included a 2.2 million-square-foot office building, a 150,000-square-foot technology center, a 95,000-square-foot central utility plant, a 5,100-space parking garage and a site package that included significant roads and bridges. NGA Campus East achieved LEED Gold certification.

NGA Campus East Partners: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency – owner, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – client, Clark/Balfour Beatty – construction joint venture, RTKL/KlingStubbins –design joint venture, General Dynamics Information Technology – information technology contractor, M.C. Dean – security contractor, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic – security contracting entity, Fort Belvoir Garrison – host installation, SRA International – deployment contractor, and Parsons – base operations contractor.

: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency – owner, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – client, Clark/Balfour Beatty – construction joint venture, RTKL/KlingStubbins –design joint venture, General Dynamics Information Technology – information technology contractor, M.C. Dean – security contractor, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic – security contracting entity, Fort Belvoir Garrison – host installation, SRA International – deployment contractor, and Parsons – base operations contractor.

Alliant Build America Award for Building Construction–New Fort Belvoir Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Award National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Campus East