Advance Individual Training students will soon benefit from newer living quarters during their brief stay at the Fort Gordon barracks, courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District.
As part of a barracks renovation project, the Corps will begin a $23.5 million project in early 2012 to transform two 41,506 square-foot buildings of the old, bay-style barracks into college dormitory-like facilities. This overhaul is said to extend the life of the buildings an additional 25 years, while giving the buildings a new look and upgrade to current Army standards. They are slated for completion in March 2015.
“We start with a directive from the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management and then take the same old buildings, clear them out, and add new features based on the orders from the Military Construction Project Data Form,” said Steve Hill, project manager at the district. “The changes will provide modern comfort to the soldiers while saving costs from efficiencies.”
Source: 2nd Lt. Kristin Mack for DVIDShub.com.