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Army Corps awards contract for New Cadet Barracks construction at West Point

Published Aug. 22, 2013

NEW YORK – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, has awarded a $163 million contract to contractor Walsh Construction Company, Chicago, IL., for the design and construction of a the New Cadet Barracks at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.  The total estimated cost including contingencies and administrative costs is $183 million.

The 287,000 square foot, six floor barracks will provide living space for 650 Cadets.  In addition, the barracks will include latrines and showers, laundry area, day rooms, office area, study rooms, company storage rooms, trash and recycling area and offices for the Cadre of five Cadet Companies.

"This new barracks, combined with the renovation of existing Cadet living spaces, are key to providing the best training, education and quality of life possible for the Army’s future leaders," said New York District Commander Col. Paul Owen.

The New Cadet Barracks Project is funded through Military Construction dollars authorized and appropriated by the United States Congress.  These funds are separate from the Civilian Pay accounts impacted by the recent furlough. 

Construction on the New Cadet Barracks is slated to begin this September and to be completed in fall 2016.

About Us: New York District is responsible for the Corps of Engineers’ water resource development, navigation, and regulatory activities in northeastern New Jersey, eastern and south-central New York State, including the New York Harbor and Long Island, and parts of Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. The District is also responsible for design and construction at Army and Air Force installations in New Jersey, New York, Virginia and overseas in Greenland.


JoAnne Castagna

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