Fort Jackson Advanced Individual Training Barracks
Clark is providing general contracting services for the construction of three, three-story, 93,000 square-foot barracks facilities. The barracks are an integral part of the Advanced Individual Training (AIT) Company Operations Facility, and provide a residential community for soldiers. Clark scope of work also included related site work on the 11.5-acre site.
Each of the 300-person barrack includes living and sleeping rooms with semi-private baths, laundry rooms, storage, and multipurpose space. Cast-in-place foundations, structural steel frame, and slab on metal decks make up the structure of the barracks buildings. The building envelope consists of a brick veneer and EIFS skin, fluid applied air/vapor barrier, blast resistant aluminum windows, and a standing seam metal roof. Each building has a total of 150-room modules consisting of living/sleeping space, three closets, and a restroom.
The AIT Barracks Company Operations Facility, Phase II project was the second task order awarded to Clark under the Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for Barracks for the Southeast Region.
Because of the project’s repetitive nature, a full scale mock-up of a living module unit, complete with an exterior envelope, was constructed in the early stages of the project. The mock-up served as a quality standard for the construction of 450 identical living units. The entire project team, including subcontractors, have benefited from having a three-dimensional reference during construction. During the construction of the mock-up, Clark compiled over 30 lessons learned that were later applied during the construction of the three buildings. This proved to be a very valuable tool and benefited both the project's quality and schedule.
Clark's quality control program incorporates the processes and procedures put in place by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The project has a dedicated quality control team to ensure the project is being constructed in accordance with the plans and specifications. The team consists of the Quality Control Manager along with specialists for the mechanical, electrical, structural, architectural, and civil facets of work. The quality control team consists of both Clark and subcontractor personnel.
The barracks facilities anticipates earning LEED Silver certification.