Military

U.S. Army Installation Management Command Headquarters Building
Fort Sam Houston, TX


High-Functioning Headquarters

Gausman & Moore provided MEP design/build engineering services for this new Installation Management Command Headquarters (IMCOM) building. This three-story, steel frame building houses 834 permanent base personnel and serves as an Emergency Operations Center. The facility features the following: office space, specialized space for the Commander’s Suite, Logistics, Public Works, Family & Morale, Welfare & Recreation Command, and Morale Support Officer, sentry stations at each main entry point, an Emergency Operations Center, and VIP entrance for senior officers and visiting VIPs.

As part of the design/build process, Gausman & Moore provided Independent Technical Review for the building. We ensured that design and construction documents met the design/build criteria and we also designed the building’s electrical systems for the “mission critical” (Fort Emergency Operations Center and 911) component.

Electrical design and peer review services of the facility’s electrical systems was also provided. The standby power system for the mission-essential loads were reviewed, along with the design of low voltage systems that included fire alarm/mass notification.

Building power service was coordinated with the base’s medium voltage underground distribution system.

Gausman & Moore selected and engineered high efficiency heating, ventilating, air conditioning systems, along with water efficient plumbing and waste systems. The systems included:

  • Condensing boilers with circulation pumps controlled by variable frequency drives
  • Packaged chillers with circulation pumps controlled by variable frequency drives
  • A dedicated make up air unit with heat recovery
  • Variable air volume air handling units with using high level filtration and controlled by CO2 sensors

The result of these systems was excellent indoor air quality, a direct digital control building automation system, and low flow plumbing fixtures using infrared control valves.

The project achieved LEED Silver certification.

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