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New Canine Training Academy for the Transportation Security Administration’s National Explosives Detection Canine Training

New Canine Training Academy for the Transportation Security Administration’s National Explosives Detection Canine Training Progr
Challenge Design-Build Project Delivery Addressed:
During the Acquisition Planning phase of the project, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District determined that design-build would be the optimal delivery method to satisfy the project’s budget, schedule, sizable scope and energy-efficiency and sustainability objectives, per Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) policies and ER 1180-3-1.
 
Summary:
To meet the increased demands for explosives detection canines and their trainers, the Ross Group, Garver and HDR design-build team was contracted to construct a new state-of-the-art Canine Training Academy at Lackland Air Force Base for the Transportation Security Administration’s National Explosives Detection Canine Training Program. The scope of work involved designing and constructing the elegant 25,054-square-foot one-story facility, outdoor training areas and site utilities and drainage. This project is LEED Silver certified.
Design-Build Team
Client/Owner U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Fort Worth District
Design-Builder Ross Group
General Contractor Ross Group
Architect Garver, LLC
Engineers Garver, LLC, HDR Architecture, Inc.
Specialty Consultant Elliott Wheeler Architect, PLC
Duration of Construction: 18 months
Project Cost: $10,864,284.33