A Road Map to Large Program Military Construction Success


By Tom Karnowski, P.E., PMP, M.SAME, and Richard Stump, AIA, LEED AP, F.SAME  

"The largest base relocation program in the history of the Department of Defense is virtually unheard of in the United States, as most of the cost is borne by the Republic of Korea. The Korea Relocation Program is consolidating 104 bases into two enduring hubs—the main one being Camp Humphreys, which will be home to more than 40,000 people working in 29 million-ft 2 of facilities. However, design, bi-national coordination, and construction-related issues have caused delays and unique challenges to overcome. So, while military and related personnel are now moving onto the base, the transition is about a decade later than originally planned."