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Two contractors awarded Camp Pendleton project

Under a joint venture established just under a year ago, San Diego-based general contractors Straub Construction and C.W. Driver have been awarded their first project.

The $46.5 million contract is for the design and construction of six new facilities, renovation of existing facilities, and infrastructure and site improvements to support the truck company operations in the Margarita (33) Area of Camp Pendleton.

Joining Driver and Straub on the design-build project team are San Diego-based architectural firms RJC Architects and Gensler Architects.

The expected date of completion of the truck company complex is scheduled for September 2013.

Developed in 1953, The Margarita (33) Area is undergoing a major transformation with replacement of buildings, improving vehicular and pedestrian circulation, and adding landscaping and other site improvements consistent with the newer developments on the base.

New buildings will be replacing the existing dining facility, armory and single marine facility, and the existing vehicle maintenance facility will be totally renovated.

Other new facilities will include a company headquarters building, warehouse, dispatch building and communication hut.

The phased construction plan developed by the Straub/Driver team will provide all of these improvements without disrupting base operations.

This contract award was based on Best Value to the government.

This project is Straub's sixth project at Camp Pendleton in the past four years and Driver's first project at the base. The joint venture is planning to pursue additional projects in the near future.

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