For almost a century, Fort Benning has played a vital role in training the armor and infantry soldiers of the United States Army. With such responsibility, proper training and living quarters are essential.
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) realized a need to construct two new Reception Station Barracks (RSB) at Fort Benning to provide optimum support to those in training. These facilities house 1,800 soldiers combined, and each includes sleeping bays, restrooms, storage, laundry, NCO suites, covered training/exercise areas, and covered walkways between facilities.
As the designer of record for this project, Woolpert teamed up with Balfour Beatty Construction to provide full design services for the construction of these two new barracks. Woolpert worked closely with Balfour Beatty to adjust the site boundaries with minimal impact to the construction schedule to avoid an endangered species nesting area and also provided the management services needed to ensure that the two facilities would meet LEED® Silver Certification standards. The finished facilities coordinate with the other development efforts at Fort Benning and include high-efficiency designs and increased anti-terrorism/force protection measures.