The Pernix Serka Joint Venture was awarded this project, which is a task order under the Containerized Housing and Office Units IDIQ Contract. The project consists of design and construction of a US Government Compound at Camp Shield, as part of the Baghdad Master Implementation Plan. The site, approximately 26 acres, is currently a US Forces-Iraq military compound. The project included milestones at 157 days for housing pods and 187 days for perimeter facilities, dining, offices, morale-welfare recreation facility, gym medical facility and other ancillary items.

The core of the project scope involved installing government-furnished containerized housing units (CHU) in groups called pods and erecting overhead protective cover (OPC) system above them. The CHU pods also have infrastructure for portable and waste water, fire protection, telecom and cable television. There are two types of CHU pods: one is “dry” where each housing unit, 40 foot containers, contains two beds in each of three rooms, and all share a common ablutions facility. The other one is “wet” where each housing unit, 20 foot containers, contains one single occupancy bedroom, with its own en-suite. Both feature central “safe havens”, essentially doors and walls capable of resisting forced entry for five minutes. A typical “dry” pod will accommodate 168 personnel, while a “wet” pod will accommodate 84.

  • Owner:Department of State, Overseas Buildings Operations
  • Location:Baghdad, Iraq
  • Project Type:Design, Construction