Clark Construction Group, LLC has been given the Notice to Proceed (NTP) with construction of the National Museum of the United States Army by the Army Historical Foundation and has moved heavy equipment, project management personnel and sub-contractors onto the site to begin work on the museum immediately. Footings for the Museum building are being excavated now with concrete being scheduled for delivery to pour the footings for the Museum’s foundation soon.
Shirley Contracting Company, LLC and their sub-contractors continue work on the Army’s project to build the Museum’s infrastructure, roads, and utilities on the 84–acre site that will support the Museum. Permanent storm water structures and pipes are being installed for future management of rainwater runoff from the Museum. Utilities infrastructure such as water pipes from American Water and electricity service from Dominion Virginia Power are being installed now. A twenty foot (20′) tall mock-up of the Museum’s building envelope has been erected near the entrance to the Museum site to allow validation of the methods and means that will used to construct the building’s exterior stainless steel panels and glazing.
The Liberty Drive entrance to the Museum via the Fairfax County Parkway has been cut through to the Museum site to allow construction traffic to enter and exit. The completion of the cut through for the Service Drive leading to the back of the Museum allows access to the Museum pad for excavation of the Museum’s footprint.