Dining Room/Classroom Facility #1, Airmen Training Complex
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
The Dining Hall / Classroom Facility project is approximately $40 million, constructed by Swinerton Builders, at t he Airmen Training Complex. Arias performed construction materials testing services on the 107,000 ft² building. It is the first of four Recruit Housing and Training Dining / Classroom facilities to be constructed at the Airmen Training Complex at Lackland Air Force Base. This three-story structure has two food service lines that can serve approximately 1,200 basic military training personnel each. A full service kitchen and eight 120 person classrooms are also a part of this facility. Arias performed observations during pier installation and cast concrete specimens to verify concrete compressive strength of the concrete used in the piers. For each floor, Arias observed placement of the concrete for the floor, columns, and beams. Field specimens were cast to verify laboratory compressive strength; Arias performed floor flatness and profiling for each floor. Reinforcing observations were also performed. Petrographic analyses were performed for suspect concrete. Arias verified the thickness and adhesion of spray-on fireproofing, and performed in-place density testing of materials used for bedding and backfill for site utilities. Structural steel observation was provided for the standing seam metal roof and structural steel elements. In addition to bolting observations, Arias provided nondestructive testing including radiography, magnetic particle, and ultrasonic testing.