Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest on April 14 awarded a $99.8 million task order for the design and construction of 25 new ordnance magazines and an inert storage facility at Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, Calif., according to NAVFAC Southwest public affairs.

Global design firm Stantec has been awarded more than $35 million in assignments for planning and preliminary design of a multi-mission dry dock and other upgrades at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) in Kittery, Maine. The projects represent tasks under Stantec's $60 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for multi-discipline waterfront architect-engineering services for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Mid-Atlantic region.

Tutor Perini Corporation, a leading civil, building and specialty construction company, announced Aug. 29, that its Guam-based subsidiary, Black Construction Corporation (BCC) has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $78 million by the U.S.

The U.S. Navy recently awarded contracts to two construction companies totaling over $101 million for projects in Hawaii and Guam, according to a news release. Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. received a contract of over $60 million for the construction of two facilities at the Marine Corps base in Kaneohe, HI.

The Trump Administration plans to spend almost $500 million in construction at Guantanamo. The Miami Herald reported that projects will include:$250 million to build a Navy-requested, five-bed hospital;$124 million to build new Army barracks for 848 prison troops, which need to be complete in 2021; and $100 million for the Pentagon to build a skeletal structure to house a migrant tent city, as well as housing for 5,000 U.S.

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) A Navy battalion is wrapping up its second summer of volunteering to build housing on the Navajo Nation for those who otherwise could not afford it. The Gallup Independent reports the Navy New Mexico Construction Battalion 22, or the Seabees, partnered with the Southwest Indian Foundation and the Navajo Housing Authority to construct modular homes on the reservation.

Originally created in 1944 and known as the Servicemen's Readjustment Act, the G.I. Bill's primary purpose was to provide access to academic services, affordable mortgages and hospitals throughout a post-World War II country. Recent military veterans who are interested in joining the construction industry can take advantage the G.I.

Although many excel during their time in the armed forces, it can be difficult to make the adjustment to civilian life. Seemingly insignificant responsibilities like finding a job can be a tough process if you've just returned from a tour of duty.

As we approach Armed Forces Day, it's important to remember that military veterans have a lot to offer the civilian construction site. The U.S. Armed Forces teach a number of interpersonal skills easily transferred to other areas. Apart from specialized training and education, former military personnel are highly adept at developing strong professional bonds, cultivating skills in others and tracking productivity amongst multiple jobsites.

A Vermont lawmaker resigned his seat in expectation of being deployed with the U.S. Naval Construction Battalions. The Vermont Press Bureau reports that 34-year-old Navy reservist Rep. Job Tate, a Republican, declined to talk about his deployment to protect others in his battalion.

Once the site of a World's Fair and then a U.S. Naval station, San Francisco's Treasure Island is taking on a new look as a large, but ecologically-focused and sustainable new residential and retail development. The $5 billion, 8,000-home Treasure Island Development will feature open spaces, three hotels, restaurants, stores, offices and entertainment venues.