Lackland Air Force Base Ambulatory Care Center San Antonio, Texas
FSG Provides Structured Cabling Expertise for U.S. Department of Defense
ChallengeWhen it opened its doors for the first patient in June 2017, the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio officially became the largest clinic ever built by the U.S. Department of Defense. The $457 million “Super Clinic” focuses on outpatient care, and features an award-winning design that resembles jets flying in formation when viewed from above. The ACC serves as the primary Air Force medical training center and provides full-service outpatient care to military veterans, active military, and their families.
The 644,000 square-foot ACC includes urgent care, primary care, women’s health, orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, medical clinics, surgical specialties, mental health, and full ancillary services including radiology, surgery, lab, pharmacy, and logistics.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers turned to Skanska to manage Phase 2 and Phase 4 of this massive construction project. When the time arrived to outfit the facility with the latest structured cabling technology to fully connect and enable every department across the massive ACC, Skanska turned to FSG’s San Antonio branch.
SolutionFSG immediately assigned the project to its in-house technology design group, Tero Technologies. The Tero team conducted site surveys to verify all special requirements associated with the project, then coordinated with the GC to establish an agreement regarding any standards required for installation.
With schedules approved, Tero and FSG began work creating a cable pathway, interfacing with project electricians as required. Next, the work involved the installation and cable management of horizontal and backbone cabling. Once that work was completed, crews began work on the build-out of MDF and IDF closets and proceeded with final trim-out.
With the structured cabling work scope complete, FSG finished the project by conducting system-wide testing and providing all closeout documentation for Skanska.
ResultFSG and Tero Technology designers came through for Skanska and the U.S. Corps of Engineers on this important project. The team successfully installed over one million feet of Category 6 cables, thirty thousand feet of fiber optic cable, fifteen thousand feet of outside plant fiber/copper, and completed all equipment room build-outs according to the project plan and schedule.
For all participants in the Wilford Hall ACC project, it was an honor to work on a project of such scale and importance to military veterans and their families.
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