Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery New Columbarium and In‐ground Cremains
Federal Agency: United States Army Corps of Engineers - Chicago District Elwood, IL; 2020
Troop Contracting received a USACE “EXCEPTIONAL” Rating in Construction Quality (top honors) for this project:
Definable features of work:
Major Earthwork (15000 CY)
Site Clearing & Grubbing
Scope of Work:
Troop Contracting (Prime Contractor) constructed a 5,600 niche columbarium and 1350 in‐ground cremains for the US Army Corps of Engineers. Features of the work included: columbarium construction (built to NCA standards); irrigation system; plantings; NCA site furnishings, such as benches, vases and trash receptacles; signs, concrete\masonry work; paving; storm sewer alterations and miscellaneous other features. Granite niche covers with rosette medallions were also a key component.
Specially‐sourced custom Minnesota limestone, quarried specifically for this project, had to match the same stone used elsewhere. Additionally, the stone had to meet strict 1/2” joint tolerance. To be highly accurate during install, Troop employed several surveying crews when setting the pre‐cast, which was shimmed and leveled as required to meet the tolerance.
To ensure that the project maintained a high standard of quality control, Troop assigned a full‐me dedicated quality control employee (trained in Quality Control Management—QCM). One task the QC performed was a site visit to the quarry in Minnesota to confirm the quality and quantity of the stone prior to shipment to the job.