Five years into conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. military had a critical need for new facilities to support the people and equipment in battle. The country was also well into the Great Recession, prompting the government to pass the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also known as the stimulus package. The first project to receive funding was a Warrior Transition Barracks at Fort Bliss, Texas. It was the first of a number of urgent projects Sundt was tasked with completing.
• To put these critical facilities in place, Sundt and our partners designed and built a range of projects at the Army post that totaled more than $360 million.
• Warrior Transition Barracks house up to 232 wounded soldiers returning from combat as they recover and re-integrate into the Army or civilian life.
• Two Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) complexes help the Army meet its mission of ensuring that soldiers are trained and at a high state of readiness. Sundt built two major portions of the IBCTs.
• Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing Barracks within the two IBCT complexes (24 in total) were designed and built in 20 months.
• 12 Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facilities are used to store and service vehicles and other equipment. Work also included 48 ancillary buildings used for gear and equipment storage, drone airplanes, fuel and other hazardous materials.
• Community Center site work developed infrastructure over approximately 80 acres and established building pads for new facilities, utility installation, street grading, paving and street lighting.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Various Facilities, Fort Bliss Army Post