ConDig (25-Apr-18). Montgomery, Alabama-based general contractor Caddell Construction Co LLC has landed a $127 million deal to build a new complex for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Under the deal with the NNSA, the company is set to build a 330,000 square feet, 3 story tall office building for about 1,200 employees, who support NNSA’s national security missions.
The project will include offices, data centers, fitness center, secure areas, and vault-type rooms, sound transmission prevention and blast prevention design. Work will be completed in accordance with Federal Unified Facilities Criteria, ABA requirements, NFPA 101 requirements and other requirements within the Whole Building Design Guide. The facility will be LEED Gold accreditation upon completion of construction.
Work recently started on the project and is expected to be completed in early November 2020.
Bids were lodged through the Internet, with four received, according to the US Army Corps of Engineers.
The current NNSA facility includes a former military barracks at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque. Some portions date to the early 1950s and are in poor condition. Because of the age of the buildings, officials say routine maintenance is costly and inefficient.
The agency estimates the new building will reduce its total deferred maintenance by about $40 million. It will also replace the existing complex of 25 buildings with a single, state-of-the-art facility.
“Our dedicated employees at sites across the country deserve high-quality workspace,” said Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, Department of Energy under secretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator.
“The Albuquerque Complex Project demonstrates NNSA’s commitment to achieving this goal and modernizing our infrastructure.”
In February, Caddell broke ground on a $943 million project to build a new US Embassy in Mexico City. Caddell’s $518 million construction contract is among the largest for new State Department diplomatic facilities.
The multi-building complex is being constructed on an 8.5-acre site in the upscale Polanco District of Mexico City, Mexico and completion of the project is slated for 2022.