The days of canvas tents and simple aluminum barracks are long gone for housing our nation’s armed forces, replaced in many instances with modular structures. Whether stationed Stateside or deployed overseas, the speed, portability and flexibility inherent in modular buildings make them ideal for the military’s constant need for efficient, reliable, and practical facilities.
May is Military Appreciation Month, and ModSpace is proud to have worked with the U.S. Armed Forces on several projects. Here are a few of which we are most proud:
Fort Bliss US Army Base – Fort Bliss, TX
As one of the military’s largest U.S. bases for equipment and maneuver testing, Fort Bliss needed to expand its base facilities quickly and within Defense Department budgetary constraints. ModSpace worked closely with two strategic partners to provide 522 modular units to the Fort Bliss location. These units were used to form 266 temporary modular complexes that served as barracks, dayrooms, storage, and vehicle maintenance facilities.
Fort Knox US Army Base – Fort Knox, KY
In order to expand base facilities for 1,000 incoming soldiers, ModSpace and strategic partner, Alutiiq, worked with Fort Knox to design temporary modular complexes consisting of 154 units on four project sites. It took just 124 days to build four two-story barracks, four battalion headquarters buildings, and six classrooms. The temporary expansion of Fort Knox received LEED Silver certification, and ModSpace got an Outstanding rating from the Louisville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Both the Fort Bliss and Fort Knox projects were in full compliance with the U.S. military’s construction guidelines and prerequisites, and they achieved noteworthy success within time and cost parameters.