Military Construction

Published Sept. 5, 2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' current military construction mission consists of an average annual program of $10 billion (Fiscal Years 09-13). North Atlantic Division’s share of this work in the current fiscal year is about $1.9 billion on average through Fiscal Year 2015.

The North Atlantic Division offers a wide range of services to its military customers. It is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, with six subordinate district offices located in Concord, MA; New York City; Philadelphia; Baltimore; Norfolk, VA; and Wiesbaden, Germany. North Atlantic Division headquarters coordinates technical policy and budgetary issues that cross district boundaries and provides regional interface with other Federal and state agencies, congressional leaders, interest groups and international commissions. Expertise ranges from master planning to engineering plans and specifications, to construction management and installation support. Typical projects include new construction or renovation of military housing, barracks, operations centers, office/classroom buildings and child care facilities.


North Atlantic Division and its districts are experienced in partnering agreements with customers, in-house or contracted design of projects, advertisement and award of the construction contract (bid projects, negotiated projects, best value, request for proposals), financial administration of the contract, and field supervision and quality assurance inspections of the construction work underway.


The Baltimore District’s Fiscal Year 2012 military construction program totals more than $745 million in construction projects, which is down from $1.03 billion in Fiscal Year 2011.  The district provides engineering, design and construction services to installations in the National Capital Region including Fort Belvoir, Joint Base Meyer Henderson Hall, and Fort Meade.  Fort Detrick is one of the district’s most significant customer installations with requirements for complex medical facilities and research laboratories.  The district also supports Aberdeen Proving Ground, Army Research Laboratory, Letterkenny Army Depot, and the Defense Logistics Agency facilities at New Cumberland.  In addition, the district is the Program Manager for all military construction projects required by the National Security Agency across the nation.


The Europe District provides engineering, design and construction services to Army and Air Force installations from its headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany.  The district will execute over $562 million in construction projects in Fiscal Year 2012, a slight decrease from the $604 million Fiscal Year 2011 program. Most of this challenging effort is administered by the district through the construction agencies of the Host Nations in the region.  The district supports all US Army Garrisons in Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy and Turkey.  The construction of the first elements of the $1.2 billion project for the replacement of Landstuhl Hospital has been started this year.  The Air Force relies on Europe District for engineering, design and construction services at its bases in Ramstein, Germany, Aviano Italy, and Incirlik Turkey.  The district is presently designing and building facilities for the Missile Defense Agency in various locations in Eastern Europe.  The district is presently executing the first elements of the DOD Educational Activity’s $2 billion initiative to build and/or renovate 41 schools, for service member dependents across the region, which began in Fiscal Year 2010. 


The New York District manages a military construction workload that exceeds $65 million in Fiscal Year 2012.  The district provides engineering, design and construction services to Fort Drum in support of the 10th Mountain Division, Fort Hamilton, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Picatinny Arsenal, and Watervliet Arsenal.  The U.S. Military Academy at West Point is a major customer, with a new $192 million Cadet Barracks project currently under design and construction planned for Fiscal Year 2013.  In addition, the District supports the engineering, design and construction needs of the Air Force at Thule Air Force Base in Greenland.


Norfolk District supports Fort A.P. Hill, Fort Eustis, Fort Lee and Langley Air Force Base.  In Fiscal Year 2012, the district will execute $76 million of MILCON construction projects.  The district also performs engineering, design and construction for the DLA Distribution Center at Richmond and for the Arlington National Cemetery, including its ongoing Millennium project.


New England District manages all military construction efforts for installations in the six New England states.  In Fiscal Year 2012, the district’s program consists of construction projects valued at $82 million.  The district’s primary customers are Hanscom Air Force Base and the Army Soldier Systems Center at Natick, Mass.


The Philadelphia District provides engineering, design and construction services to the Dover Air Force Base and Tobyhanna Army Depot.  The district will award $3 million of MILCON projects in Fiscal Year 2012.  In addition, the district also supports construction and renovation projects for the Army Reserve at Fort Dix.