The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of the Carolinas has issued a Union Watch Alert after being made aware of two solicitations for comments from the construction community regarding the potential use of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) for large-scale construction projects within the Ft. Bragg, North Carolina area. These requests come from the US Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District.
One relates to construction of an intelligence training center, and the second is for a battalion operations facility.
The intelligence training center includes an advanced skills training facility, technical support training annex and hazardous material storage facility, with estimated construction cost magnitude between $25 and $100 million, covering more than 90,000 sq. ft.
The battalion operations facility has a similar cost magnitude, “The scope of work includes: Construct a group support battalion operations facility (137,500 sq. ft.) including battalion headquarters, company administrative and readiness modules,” the military “sources sought” document said.
“ABC strongly encourages all potentially impacted members to respond to both surveys so that the true voice of the construction industry can be heard,” the association said in its “Union Watch” notice to members.
Responses shall be submitted via email to Katie Register at email@example.com no later than 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1 and 2:00 PM on Wednesday, Dec. 2, respectively.
More information about these requests, indicating future work opportunities, here: