By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Pacific awarded a $106 million contract to Black Construction-Tutor Perini JV on April 5 for the construction of a bachelor officer quarters at Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz.
The contract, which supports the Defense Policy Review Initiative, is funded by Japan as part of the international agreement between the United States and Japan related to the troop realignment program.
Camp Blaz will be home to about 5,000 marines and their dependents who will be relocated from Okinawa to Guam.
In August last year, NAVFAC awarded the first housing contract worth $98 million to Black Construction-Tutor Perini JV.
“The project will enhance the quality of life for the Marine Corps officers stationed (on Guam) by providing a functional, livable aesthetic and safe environment to live in,” said Kevin Nakamoto, project manager at NAVFAC Pacific Design and Construction.
The work for this project includes the construction of a new housing tower for unit deployed personnel senior non-commissioned officers and officer personnel. This project will have a multi-story housing tower, with an attached one-story common area wing, and detached utility building.
The facility will house single-occupancy housing units with living, bedroom, closet, private bath, kitchen and laundry; building common areas including entry vestibule, waiting area, public toilets, elevators, janitor closets, mechanical and electrical rooms, corridors, breezeways, stair towers, managers’ offices; and multipurpose spaces including lounge areas, storage and miscellaneous support spaces.
“Providing military personnel with adequate, comfortable housing is a major goal for the Navy and Marine Corps and critical elements in attracting and retaining high caliber personnel,” Nakamoto said.
The project is expected to be completed by December 2024.