Perini Corporation Awarded Contract for Design/Build Facilities in Afghanistan
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--Perini Corporation has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Transatlantic Programs Center, for design/build construction of facilities to support the First Brigade of the Afghan National Army, located near the capital city of Kabul.
Perini will be the prime contractor for this $25 million dollar, fast-track project, providing overall program management, design management, construction, construction management, construction supervision, and quality control. The Perini team includes Tetra Tech, Azad Architects, and POWER Engineers.
The project will consist of three phases to allow occupancy of some facilities beginning in May, with a final completion date of August, 2003. The facilities consist of barracks, dining facilities and infrastructure, including a power plant, a water treatment facility and a wastewater treatment plant. Construction was started on January 19, 2003, less than two weeks after the project kick-off meeting in the US.
Since the Corps of Engineers encourages contractors working on its Afghanistan projects to involve Afghan professionals and laborers, Perini is pleased to partner with the Corps to maximize Afghan participation in this work. We intend to apply our experience of working in developing countries to assist local Afghan construction companies to develop up-to-date construction skills and techniques.