LMG Construction’s Camp McGregor Operational Readiness Training Complex took place in two parts. This is the second part of the ORTC project.
An Operational Readiness Training Complex (ORTC) facility provides all the necessities required for soldiers preparing for deployment, including housing; dining facilities; training facilities; tactical equipment storage; and vehicle maintenance.
Camp McGregor Range falls under the control of Fort Bliss, a U.S. Army post straddling the borders of Texas and New Mexico. With an area of 1,700 square miles, Fort Bliss is the Army’s second largest installation.
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 33,820
LOCATION: Camp McGregor Range, New Mexico
OWNER: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District
CONTACTS: Phil Barrack, USACE ORTC Program Manager; Luciano Rigales, USACE Project Manager
ARCHITECT: GLMV ARCHITECTURE
CONTACT: John Harris, USACE Design Project Manager
SCOPE: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Louisville District awarded a second project at Camp McGregor, New Mexico to LMG Construction under the Operational Readiness Training Complex (ORTC) Program. LMG was selected as the Design-Build prime contractor for Package II of the Complex. Package II consists of site preparation and grading; a 22,579 SF Officers’ Quarters Building; and an 11,237 SF Battalion Headquarters Building.
The Battalion Headquarters is a pre-engineered metal building with turn down beam spread footing foundation. The entry of the Battalion Headquarters is emphasized with a raised mass topped with a standing seam metal roof. A key feature of the Battalion Headquarters is its two 50-foot-long folding optimal partitions. This facility is intended to be similar in functionality to a school, with three large classrooms.
The Officers’ Quarters is a pre-engineered metal building with a turn down beam spread footing foundation. The entry of the Officers’ Quarters is emphasized with a raised mass. The Officers’ Quarters building has solar panels located on top of the standing seam metal roof. This facility is intended to be similar in functionality to a hotel, with 40 rooms to accommodate 80 transient senior enlisted officers.