Cox to Build Instruction Building at the Presidio of Monterey, CA
Cox Construction in Vista, CA won a $13.4 million firm-fixed-price contract to build a general instruction building at the Presidio of Monterey, CA.
The building will include classrooms, offices, storage space, test control area, conference room, multi-purpose training areas, cultural rooms, and curriculum resource areas.
The Presidio is the home of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC), the US Defense Department’s primary center for foreign language instruction.
US military service members study foreign languages at the center in courses ranging from 12 to 63 weeks in length. Although the property is under the jurisdiction of the Army, there are Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force personnel on post, and all 4 branches provide students and instructors. Members of other federal agencies may also receive training, and members of other law enforcement agencies may receive Spanish language training.
Over 40 languages are taught at the center, including Arabic (Modern Standard), Dari, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Kurmanji, Pashto, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Sorani Kurdish, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, and Uzbek.
Instruction takes place in 8 separate language schools and the Emerging Languages Task Force, where new surge languages are taught in response to the needs of the sponsoring agencies. The present facilities accommodate approximately 3,500 students.
Cox expects to complete construction of the instruction building by May 26/10. Bids were solicited on the web with 15 bids received by the US Army Engineer District Sacramento, CA (W91238-10-C-0005).