The 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) initiative targeted the Army Installation of Fort Bliss, Texas to receive an influx of nearly 30,000 troops, ultimately totaling six new Brigade Combat Teams. Many compared the Fort Bliss Expansion Program to building a small city from the ground up. The $4.8 billion program encompassed 4,500 acres of greenfield development, 130 projects, and 300 facilities, totaling 11 million square feet of new buildings. Huitt-Zollars, as part of a Joint Venture, was selected to be the Land Development Engineer (LDE) for the Fort Bliss Expansion Program, and was responsible for design, program integration, and construction management.
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Outstanding Federal Planning Project awarded to USACE, Fort Worth District, American Planning Association (2012)