The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has selected S. M. Wilson & Co. as the ‘Best Value’ contractor to build a new $31.5 Army Reserve Center (ARC) at Fort Lewis, Washington. Designed to support military training for 1200 Army Reserve members, the new ARC complex will consist of a 104,497 square foot Training Center, a 15,398 square foot Vehicle Maintenance Shop and a 3,817 square foot Unheated Storage building.
The training center facility will contain administrative, educational, assembly, library, learning center, vault, medical simulator, surgery and food labs, unit storage and physical fitness areas. This state-of-the-art complex will also include Anti-Terrorism Force Protection and technological training capabilities. The maintenance shop will feature work bays and maintenance administrative support area, while the storage building will have space for bulky equipment.
S.M. Wilson will provide general contracting services. Construction is scheduled to begin in November, with completion targeted for Fall of 2015.
Designed to achieve LEED Silver certification, the new ARC will utilize solar power sources including transpiring solar collectors, photovoltaics and a solar tube day lighting system. GLMV Architecture is architect for the project.
S.M. Wilson established a Federal and Military (MILCON) division business group in 2010 to grow this segment of the company’s business led by federal segment director Judd Presley. The firm has been awarded more than $150 million of federal projects.
S.M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis and Rollins Construction Company, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of S. M. Wilson, in Indianapolis. S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area. The company posted $307 million in 2012 revenues, and ranks 209th in Engineering News-Record’s 2012 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information visit www.smwilson.com.