Contract awarded to build new Air Force Weather Agency Headquarters

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced this week that the Kiewit Building Group Inc, based in Omaha, Neb., will build the new Headquarters Air Force Weather Agency facility here with a ground breaking ceremony scheduled for March 24, 2006.

The $27 million military construction contract award will include 188,000 square feet of working space and a 257-seat auditorium. Construction on the new three-story building, which will be built near the Bellevue gate, will start this spring and is scheduled for completion by November 2007.

The Agency currently operates from office space created more than 35 years ago in the aging Martin Bomber Building. The challenges of maintaining the communication, environmental, and electrical systems to meet current and future mission requirements make continued operations in the old building, which was first dedicated in 1942, impractical. The new building will be a world-class facility for a world-class organization.