Tompkins Builders Selected by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Design Build of $90 Million Training and Doctrine Command Headquarters (TRADOC) at Ft. Eustis, Va.

April 30, 2009

TRADOC Facility Plans to Achieve Silver LEED Certification

Tompkins Builders, a wholly owned subsidiary of Turner Construction Company, the nation’s leading general builder, was selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to design and construct of a $90 million Training and Doctrine Command Headquarters (TRADOC) at Ft. Eustis, Va.

The project includes construction of a 264,000 sq. ft. headquarters, a separate 18,000 sq. ft. band building facility and supporting site work. The facility is being designed and built to achieve LEED Silver Certification from the United States Green Building Council upon completion in 2011. Green features of the facility include an energy star roofing system, 30% water use reduction through features such as low-flush toilets and waterless urinals, recycling of 75% of construction waste and 50% of the wood used on the project is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.

Tompkins is utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Technologies on the TRADOC project.  Tompkins’ experience has found that BIM and VDC enhance communication, collaboration, and workflow throughout the construction process and help eliminate field coordination RFIs and change orders.  The BIM and VDC processes through electronic workflow and documentation support sustainable building practices through the reduction of paper produced on a project and, more significantly, results in a tangible reduction in waste materials.

Tompkins is performing this project for the Norfolk District of the Corps of Engineers for whom they recently completed the Sustainment Center of Excellence (SCOE) at Fort Lee, Virginia.  The SCOE Headquarters is a 230,000 sq. ft., four-story administrative facility for the U.S. Army.  Tompkins and Turner are also building the $477 million, 1.5 million sq. ft. C4ISR Project in Aberdeen, Md. for the Philadelphia District of the Corps of Engineers with joint venture partners as part of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program and one of the first BRAC projects of this magnitude and scope.

“We are extremely proud to serve as part of the building team on this important project to benefit the military personnel serving on the Ft. Eustis base and to continue our successful building relationship with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,” said Ed Small, president of Tompkins Builders.

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