Fort Sam Houston


Cost Management




About The Project

Located in the middle of San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston is the oldest of the three installations that make up Joint Base San Antonio. Its central location makes Fort Sam the prime spot for overseeing support for the entire joint base, which falls to the 502d Air Base Wing. As part of a major renovation, CCS assisted in the pricing of various value engineering items for the U.S. Army Public Health Command and Food Analysis and Diagnostic Lab (FADL) at Fort Sam Houston. The existing facility consists of three connected buildings and the total scope of this renovation is 47,400 SF. Additions include completely new MEP systems, walls, ceilings, finishes, millwork, casework, and equipment. The FADL protects the force, ensuring food safety, fitness for consumption, and contractual compliance through microbiological, chemical, and toxicological testing of food and bottled water. The lab performs zoonotic and diagnostic testing of animal and human sera for Rabies, Brucellosis, Ehrlichiosis, Lyme Disease, and other vector-transmitted diseases. The lab also provides technical consultation to the Department of Defense on integrating laboratory testing and food safety into science-based inspection systems. A total of 35 value engineering items were evaluated as part of this study, resulting in an overall 4% savings of approximately $1.3 Million.