AUSTIN, TX (October 28, 2016) –
Hellas Construction crossed yet another major milestone after installing the first ever
TPS Court Surfaces System
in Fort Richardson, Alaska, for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District, to provide a higher quality of life and recreational opportunities to soldiers and their families.
Kiewit Building Group, Inc., a federal construction contractor in Alaska, subcontracted Hellas for three basketball court surfaces as a part of the $57 million Brigade Combat Team Light Complex project. “The project was required by the Army’s directive of Fort Richardson, as part of the Army Modular Force/Global Positioning Initiative,” said Dena O’Dell, Public Affairs Specialist of USACE in Alaska. The project also included additional barracks, baths, service and storage areas.
The newly surfaced basketball courts serve the entire population of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER). Excluding Civilian employees and retirees, the base has about 17,000 active duty military and 19,000 family members.
“Alaska is the perfect location to showplace the quality, durability, and adaptability of our sport court surfaces. The great amount of coordination and communication between our crew, Kiewit, and the military, helped contribute to a beautifully finished, successful project,” said Brian Jorgensen, Hellas Project Manager, Tennis Division. Hellas again shows there is nowhere they can’t go, in completing their first project in “America’s Last Frontier” - Alaska.