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TAMPA, FLA. — At the beginning of August, Clark Construction Group is scheduled to break ground on a $62 million project that will house the headquarters for the U.S. Central Command (CentCom). The four-story, 252,000-square-foot building will be located on MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.

“There are always unique conditions when working on-base and in a secure complex, but that’s what we’re used to,” says John Omran, vice president of Clark’s Tampa office. “We’re always faced with possible hurricanes during construction, but through the relationship with CentCom and the Corps of Engineers, if there are challenges, we seem to sit down and work them out.”

In February, Clark completed the Joint Intelligence Center, which is the sister building to the CentCom project. “We had an excellent relationship with the Corps of Engineers and CentCom. We wanted to stay on the site and continue the relationship,” he says.

Omran believes the project will employ approximately 300 construction workers. More jobs will be available when the headquarters is up and running. Kansas City, Mo.-based Burns & McDonnell designed the project, which is scheduled for completion in April of 2011.

— Patty Vaughan

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