Overhead Coverage Systems

Project Details

Prime Contractor

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Middle East District

Multiple Locations, Iraq

Tetra Tech, Inc.

2 Million Square Feet of Coverage


Project Description

During the height of U.S. military operations in Iraq, the government determined that there was an urgent need to protect high density gathering places, such as dining facilities and gymnasiums, and put out an RFP under a USACE IDIQ contract. Perini Management Services took on the challenge to design and construct these first-of-a-kind anti-ballistic structures to protect U.S. military personnel at multiple bases and forward operating locations in Iraq. Working closely with the USACE Engineering, Research and Development Center and the Protective Design Center, Perini put the concept into full design and ultimately constructed 111 structures at 24 different military and Department of State locations over a five year period. The Overhead Coverage Systems worked as designed, deflecting indirect fire with a double layer roof system that was supported by pre-engineered steel structural elements. 


Project Delivery Award, 2007 - U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

National Program of the Year, 2009 - Construction Management Association of America

Rehabilitation/ Renovation/Restoration Project of the Year, 2009 - Design-Build Institute of America

“Your coordinated effort provided protection from mortars and rockets for personnel in Iraq utilizing dining facilities and gyms, as well as, the new hospital at Balad. Thank you for your spirit of teamwork and partnership which enabled the completion of this very important project.”
David H. Petraeus
Commanding General
US Army