Project Description

162nd Repairs of Portable Buildings, Barracks, and other structures


Tunista Construction performed repairs and improvements throughout Fort Polk under 22 separate and mostly concurrent CLIN items in this contract. The 162nd footprint at North Fort Polk includes 41 buildings that were in need of various types of repair; including building envelopes, interior subfloor and structural members, damaged wall materials, and HVAC drain lines in communication’s closets.


To correct this problem and bring the buildings back up to code, Tunista Construction performed minor roof repairs, repair and replacement of flashing at building eaves, interior subfloor and structural members replacement, relocation of interior drain lines in communication rooms, replacement of damaged wallboard and base cove, and other material damage due to building issues for various buildings in the 162nd foot print. The scope of work also included various renovations/repairs to several other occupied buildings through the South Fort Polk “footprint” including: Firestone Storefront, Courthouse, DHR Bldg., In/Out Processing, MP Patrol Room, Railhead Facilities, PAAF Weather Station and Runway, DRMO, and Real Property Bldg.


Phase One consisted of installation of security measures for multiple barrack buildings to ensure the security and privacy of military personnel as part of the SHARP (Army’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention) initiative currently being implemented at military installations across the country, as well as the installation of a CCTV (closed circuit television) security system in the library, university and testing centers located at Fort Polk and minor repairs of various other buildings. Additionally, the military courthouse, which also houses U.S. Federal Court of the Western District of Louisiana as well as the military court proceedings, was completely renovated during Phase 1 work. The courthouse renovation portion of Phase One has been nominated for the 3rd Quarter Team Coordination Award for the Fort Worth District US Army Corps of Engineers.


This project’s Phase Two Renovation and Repairs addressed the interior and exterior of various buildings located in the 162nd Infantry Brigade area known as “Tiger Land.” The 162nd Infantry Brigade trains Advisor Skills, Combat Skills, and Security Force Assistance Skills to provide Army and Joint Force Commanders with trained personnel and units to build partner nation security capacity. Renovations have been made to barrack buildings, battalion headquarters, as well as the Brigade Gymnasium and multiple classrooms. Work included HVAC and mechanical improvements, replacement of flooring and ceilings, and roofing.  This work was based on rotations as units were stationed for training on post.  This work was closely coordinated to allow Phase Two to continue efficiently and with little impact on the Brigade.

Phase Three consisted of joint and spall repairs of the helio-pad at the Fort Polk airfield. Earlier in the project, TCL completed the electrical work, including addition of a new transformer, for a new weather station installed by the Army in May of 2014.

Contract Number:  W9126G-13-C-0083

Owner:  USACE, Fort Worth District

Location: Fort Polk, LA

Completion Date: March 2015

Contract Value: $5,942,559

Delivery Method: Design-Build

Professional Services: Renovations and Repairs / Multiple concurrent projects