$2B in Construction Work Related to BRAC in San Antonio Area
Around $2 billion is being doled out to contractors for major construction work taking place at US military installations in San Antonio, TX as part of ongoing Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) adjustments.
The construction program will provide facilities to accommodate thousands of military personnel, federal employees, and military missions that are moving to and within San Antonio as a result of the 2005 BRAC process.
Work is scheduled to take place at Fort Sam Houston, Camp Bullis, Lackland and Randolph Air Force Bases through September 2011…
The program involves building and renovating as many as 78 major facilities that amount to more than 6 million square feet of space. The BRAC projects are part of a larger, ongoing $3 billion military construction program in San Antonio, which encompasses more than $3 billion in projects that represent as much as 10 million square feet of space.
The most recent San Antonio area military construction contract was awarded Sept 17/09 to Balfour/ S&P Joint Venture in Dallas, TX. The $46 million contract is for construction of the Lackland Airman Training Center Dormitory #1. This will be the 1st of 8 dormitories to be built. Balfour/ S&P expects to complete construction by Sept. 28, 2011. Bids were solicited on the web with 10 bids received by the US Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District (W9126G-09-C-0054).
On July 06/09, an $18.5 million contract was awarded to AMEC Earth & Environmental in Plymouth Meeting, PA for construction of an airfield maintenance technical training complex on Lackland Air Force Base, as part of the BRAC construction program. The complex will support the Inter-American Air Forces Academy at Lackland, which provides education and training to personnel from the air forces of several Latin American partner nations.
The 74,700 square foot development will include classrooms, aircraft operations and hangar maintenance training areas, and administrative space. The project is scheduled to be finished in the fall of 2010. The technical training that will take place at the new location on Lackland currently is conducted at a site on Port San Antonio, formerly known as Kelly Air Force Base. Relocating the technical training to Lackland will allow Port San Antonio to free up the existing site for additional commercial redevelopment. The contract was awarded by Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment, and the US Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District will provide construction management.