Student Activity Center (SAC)

Project Location: Fort Sam Houston, TX

Client: USACE Ft. Worth

Completed: 12/2013

Project Type:

Design Build


Services Performed:

Design-Build Construction

Mechanical Fabrication & Installation

Building Automation Systems & Integration


Frost & Keeling participated in the Design and Construction of the 82,000-square foot Student Activity Center project at Fort Sam Houston which was built as a recreational facility for Army, Air Force, and Navy personnel attending training at the Medical Education Training Campus. The facility included a food court, gaming areas, a mini-theater, music practice rooms, a dance club, and many other features. Our scope of work included the turn-key installation of all Mechanical, Plumbing, and Building Automation & Control Systems. Our installation included supplying chilled water to the facility by means of connection to the adjacent Central Energy Plant. The 6” chilled water piping enters the facility and connects to chilled water pumps with Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) in order to provide energy savings to the facility. Within the facility, cooling is primarily provided by Variable Air Volume (VAV) Air Handling Units (AHUs) with single duct VAV boxes with hot water reheat coils that serve multiple occupied spaces/offices, while other smaller spaces are served by smaller Constant Volume (CV) AHU’s. Heating was provided via high-efficiency natural gas-fired condensing boilers tied to heating water pumps. Frost & Keeling provided the Building DDC Automation Control System for complete control/management of the HVAC system. In addition to the Mechanical installation, Frost & Keeling performed the turn-key plumbing scope which included domestic hot and cold water piping servicing restrooms, a food service preparation area, and two beverage serving stations, waste/vent/drain to the sanitary sewer system, a 1,500 gallon grease trap, commercial kitchen hoods and exhaust, and plumbing fixtures.