Grunley to Expand Education Center and Construct a New Auditorium at Fort Detrick

Grunley to Expand Education Center and Construct a New Auditorium at Fort Detrick

September 8, 2011

Grunley to Expand Education Center and Construct a New Auditorium at Fort Detrick

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Baltimore District has awarded Grunley and its joint venture partner a $7.5 million contract to expand Fort Detrick’s education center by 18,000 square feet and construct a new 10,000 square feet community auditorium within Building 1520. Two buildings will also be demolished and site restoration performed. The project will seek LEED® certification. BurtHill is the Architect of Record.

The education center will receive a new building entrance with aluminum curtain wall system, a vegetated membrane roof, and a new second floor with associated elevator and staircase. New space will be created for classrooms, offices, and conference rooms and a connector link will join the center to the adjacent existing library. The auditorium will seat 350 patrons, and include theater lighting, and new audio-visual and communication systems. New energy-efficient mechanical, plumbing, electrical systems will be installed throughout.

Grunley is awarded a $7.5MM contract to expand education center and construct a new auditorium at Ft. Detrick.

The project is scheduled to get underway in October and wrap-up by July 2013. This is the second project the joint venture has undertaken on the Fort Detrick campus.

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