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Nellis Airmen to get new 240-person dormitory

Published Feb. 12, 2016
Rich Fontanilla (left), the Area Engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District's Arizona-Nevada Area Office, and Pete Pupparo, resident engineer for the District's Las Vegas Resident Office, visit a 240-room dormitory project at Nellis Air Force Base Feb. 11. The $30.4 million H-shaped complex features 60 quads; each with a four-bedroom and four-bathroom unit, a shared kitchen, laundry and dining area.

Rich Fontanilla (left), the Area Engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District's Arizona-Nevada Area Office, and Pete Pupparo, resident engineer for the District's Las Vegas Resident Office, visit a 240-room dormitory project at Nellis Air Force Base Feb. 11. The $30.4 million H-shaped complex features 60 quads; each with a four-bedroom and four-bathroom unit, a shared kitchen, laundry and dining area.

LAS VEGAS – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District awarded a $30.4 million contract in fiscal year 2014 for a three-story, 240-room dormitory at Nellis Air Force Base here.

"The 85,250-square-foot facility is about 40 percent complete," said Pete Pupparo, resident engineer for the District's Las Vegas Resident Office. "The H-shaped complex will have 60 quads; each with a four-bedroom and four-bathroom unit, a shared kitchen, laundry and dining area."

The building is designed with efficiencies the contractor, MACNAK-Korte Team LLC, believes will meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver rating.

LEED Silver is the Green Building Council's rating that mandates that the project feature reduced water usage, energy savings, and a low-impact building process and construction methods.

The project also includes recreational areas, landscaping and parking. In addition, two occupied dormitories built in 1975 will be demolished after the new dorm opens.

Pupparo added that the energy efficient heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system will also allow for each room to have individual temperature control, greatly adding to the quality of life for the airmen.