Lackland Air Force Base (LAFB) is the only entry processing location for Air Force enlisted for Basic Military Training (BMT) and Air Education and Training Command (AETC) for training in multiple specialty technical schools. As part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC), LAFB was merged with US Army Ft. Sam Houston and US Air Force Randolph Air Force Base to form the Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA). The JBSA is the largest military base operations in the Department of Defense which supports more than 250,000 personnel. LAFB was first constructed in 1941 and has been undergoing redevelopment under BRAC to replace outdated facilities. The LAFB Dormitory Expansion was a turnkey project with a design-build team of a contractor, architect/MEP, and CDS Muery as civil engineer. The project was a redevelopment of a portion of a 25 acre dormitory campus with 7 existing dormitory buildings. This expansion project was to provide additional housing accommodations for 300 personnel under AETC training with the development of three new multi-level dormitory buildings supported by new parking and access roads and utility services.
CDS Muery provided the civil engineering, surveying, and construction phase services for the project. The redevelopment encompassed over 10 acres of the current campus which included demolition of existing parking, and above and below ground utilities. The supporting site improvements for the new dormitories required paved parking and access circulation for 330 spaces, over 700 LF of storm drainage culverts, 240 LF gas main re-routing, 760 LF fire protection main, 1070 LF of domestic water service line, and over 400 LF gravity sanitary sewer main.
Specific services provided by CDS Muery for the expansion project included as-built survey, topographic and tree surveys, parking pavement and finish grade design, street/access design, storm water hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, fire flow analysis, construction document plans, specifications, design phase construction cost estimating, storm water pollution prevention plans, and record drawings. Approval process required coordination with LAFB departments, utility companies, and USACE.
Engineering services provided
- Construction Phase Services
- Parking & Circulation Planning & Design
- Site Development Engineering
- Stormwater Management Analysis & Design
- Water and Wastewater Design
Surveying services provided
- Control Surveys
- Design Surveys
- Survey Mapping