Lackland Air Force Base

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Building 1: Airman Training Complex
GC: Lyda Swinerton
Fabricator: Thornton Steel
Engineer of Record: US Army Corps of Engineers
Architect of Record: Merrick & Company
Floor Area: 110,000 sq. ft.
Tonnage: 1,000 Tons
Building 2: Lackland AFB Dorm #1
GC: Balfour Beatty/Satterfield & Pontikes, Joint Venture
Fabricator: Irwin Steel
Tonnage: 300 Tons
Comments: Updating the housing and training facilities for Air Force recruits was the aim of the new Airmen Training Complex (ATC) at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. The project included a dormitory that includes space for 1,248 recruits, administrative offices, and day rooms. This was the first dormitory of eight planned housing units for the ATC, along with four dining-classroom facilities, and ATC campus utility infrastructure upgrades.

The $900 million construction project for the Airman Training Complex consisted of four dormitories, called Airman Training Centers, and two Dining and Classroom Facilities. Phase One consisted of ATC No. 1 and DCF No. 2. The ATC is a four story cast in place concrete structure with a steel truss roof.

The Dining and Classroom Facility is a three story steel structure. Side Plate was used to develop the progressive collapse requirements mandated for federal buildings.