ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Friday, August 9, 2019 – Caddell Construction joined the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) -Albuquerque District in celebration of the Topping Out of the new NNSA Albuquerque Complex office facility. The new complex is being built on Department of Energy-owned land in New Mexico and will be certified as LEED Gold when finished.
“Topping Out” is the tradition of setting the final piece of steel into place and is followed by a celebration for the project team. The event included remarks from Executive Vice President Mac Caddell, along with Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator. Lt. Col. Larry (Dale) Caswell, Jr., the Albuquerque District Commander for USACE, also spoke.
The new offices will provide a safe, modern, and reliable workspace for approximately 1,200 federal and contract employees who support NNSA’s vital national security missions. “It takes a whole team of talented and passionate professionals to get us this far,” Caddell said. “It is only fitting to pause for a moment and celebrate all of their hard work and dedication.”
The project is scheduled for completion in December of 2020, and includes offices, data and fitness centers, secure areas and more. It will be three stories and approximately 334,000 square feet. “We are pushing full-steam ahead for a strong finish,” Caddell declared. “This is an important project for us and for all stakeholders involved. Together, we are building a first-class facility that will make its mark for decades into the future.”