New housing under construction on Camp Humphreys

by 1st Lt. Tucker E. Jones, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Stripes Korea

New barracks are under construction on U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys. As part of the Yongsan Relocation Program, unaccompanied enlisted personnel housing will provide much needed space to house the increased number of Soldiers stationed at Camp Humphreys. The relocation plan, agreed upon in 2004, is set to have the majority of the 28,500 U.S. service members moved to Camp Humphreys.

Hanwha Consortium is the contractor responsible for building the barracks, with the Far East District’s family resident housing resident office providing quality control. The barracks will include private modules with individual living/sleeping rooms. The rooms will be joined by a private kitchen and bathroom to be shared by two Soldiers. Common areas include entry lobby, charge of quarters station with counter, vending areas, ice machine, mail facilities, janitor’s closet public phones and toilets.

The Unaccompanied Enlisted Housing began in November of 2017 and is currently at 15 percent project completion. Structural work has been the main focus of the project for the last year. Last January the foundation of each building was being constructed through friction bearing pile cap construction. Over the last year, significant progress has been made in the vertical construction. Construction on each barracks building has been done half at a time, working simultaneously constructing re-bar, concrete forms, and placing concrete. The project is expected to be completed in 2021.

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