BRAC construction project tied to movement of 2,000 positions to Fort Sam Houston
January 22, 2010
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District has awarded a $26.4 million contract to construct a new headquarters building for the Army's Installation Management Command which will move to Fort Sam Houston from Arlington, Va., as part of the ongoing Base Realignment and Closure process.
Moving IMCOM to Fort Sam Houston is expected to bring more than 2,000 military and civilian positions to the post.
The 168,000-square-foot headquarters building will be built adjacent to four historic structures being renovated to provide additional administrative space for the command.
IMCOM oversees all facets of managing Army installations around the world, including maintenance of the roads, grounds, and lighting; new construction; barracks and Family housing; food management; environmental programs; Soldier and Family Morale, Welfare, and Recreation programs; logistics; and installation funding.
The headquarters building is scheduled to be finished in the spring of 2011.
This contract is the first of 26 expected to be awarded in fiscal year 2010 for BRAC and other military construction projects in San Antonio.
The projected value of these contracts exceeds $390 million.
During the past two fiscal years, contracts worth almost $2 billion have been awarded through the San Antonio BRAC and military construction program.
Construction contractors that receive contracts continue to hire many subcontractors from the San Antonio area to help complete their projects.
The rapid pace of construction has put the San Antonio BRAC program on track to complete several projects in 2010.
By the end of the fiscal year in September, it is anticipated that more than 20 facilities will be ready to support military missions and personnel relocating to San Antonio.
Representatives of the Army Corps of Engineers are working on the San Antonio BRAC construction program as members of the Joint Program Management Office, which oversees BRAC project design and construction.
The JPMO is a joint military service entity that represents a partnership between the Corps, the Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, and is supported by private sector contractors.