The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District recently awarded $118.7 million in contracts to Hensel Phelps Construction of Austin for construction of two barracks to house Army personnel that will attend the Medical Education and Training Campus at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.
The barracks will augment three dormitories already under construction as part of the ongoing development of METC, which will consolidate the enlisted medical training programs of all branches of the U.S. military.
The Army barracks include a 366,000-sq-ft unit for 1,200 individuals and a 192,000-sq-ft facility for an additional 600 personnel. The three dormitories already being built will accommodate as many as 3,600 individuals and are intended for Air Force and Navy medical personnel that will also be trained at METC. Hensel Phelps is also constructing the dormitories, which share the same basic design with the barracks.
In addition to the dorms, METC’s 1.9 million sq ft of facilities will include classrooms, laboratories, a physical fitness center and an 80,000-sq-ft dining facility.