‘Beam Me Up, Scotty’: Harper to Build US Army Starship Barracks
Although the term “starship barracks” conjures up images of a young James T. Kirk going through basic training at the Starfleet Academy, it’s actually the US Army’s name for a new type of training barracks. Starship barracks will house 1,200 soldiers, and have a similar function to basic combat training facilities.
The Army is moving ahead with starship barracks construction, awarding a $55 million firm-fixed-price contract to Harper Construction in San Diego, CA to renovate 3 existing trainee barracks into starship complexes at Fort Sill in Oklahoma…
In addition to barracks, starship complexes include classrooms, latrines, and detached mess halls. The facilities allow the training soldiers to live, eat, train and work together within the starship complex.
For the Fort Sill project, Harper will renovate 3 starship barracks of approximately 25,100 square feet each, and build 2 trainee mess halls of approximately 62,380 square feet each.
Harper expects to complete construction by Sept 30/13. Bids were solicited via FedBizOpps with 7 bids received by the US Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District in Norfolk, VA (W91236-09-D-0104).