PROJECT COST: $81,000,000

Photo: Jacobs
"Grow the Force" Advanced Individual Trainee Barracks Complex 1

Construction of the "Grow the Force" trainee barracks at Fort Sam Houston follows two earlier projects (Task Orders One and Two) performed by design-build contractor Hensel Phelps. Following the completion of three, 1,200-person dormitories on the Medical Education and Training Campus, the contractor was awarded Task Orders Three and Four.

Task Order Three includes a full-sized, 1,200-person barracks, as well as facility connections to the post-wide local area network for both energy monitoring and controls. Included in the new construction were upgrades to fire protection, electrical services and mechanical services; as well as comprehensive building and furnishings-related interior design services and the installation of a 2,275-ton air conditioning system. Additional improvements to the 30-acre site include running tracks and parade grounds.

Task Order Four includes half of the second barracks planned for the site, with the remaining portion as a separate contract. The new 341,000-sq-ft barracks complex provides housing for 2,400 soldiers.

While the project will not be certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, it will be built to LEED-silver standards.

Key Facts

Location: Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio
Construction Start Date: September 2009
Expected Completion Date: October 2011
Utilizing BIM? Yes
Seeking LEED certification? No
Owner/Developer: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Antonio
General Contractor: Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Austin
Construction Management Firm: Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Austin Architect
Civil Engineer and MEP Engineer: Jacobs, Fort Worth
Structural Engineer: The Warrior Group, DeSoto

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