Clark Construction Group, LLC was given the Notice to Proceed (NTP) on March 8, 2017 for construction of the National Museum of the United States Army by the Army Historical Foundation. Clark has been placing concrete for the basement foundation footings and walls. Also, concrete placement has recently begun on the footings for the main floor of the Museum. 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 means and methods that will used to construct the building’s exterior stainless steel panels and glazing. Coordination for the integration of the Museum’s macro exhibits into the construction schedule is ongoing with Design and Production, LLC as several large artifacts will need to be brought into the Museum’s footprint before the structural steel and walls are erected.
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. A retaining wall is currently being constructed to support Liberty Drive which will allow base paving to be applied to the Museum’s entrance road by mid July 2017. 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, electricity service from Dominion Virginia Power and natural gas line from Washington Gas are being installed to provide utility services to the Museum.
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