With the consolidation of military inpatient medical services, the Air Force is relocating its hyperbaric chamber and ancillary services to San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) on Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. SES provided fundamental LEED commissioning and verification services for the Air Force Medical Service via the Little Rock COE Design-Build Initial Outfitting (DBIO) MATOC. The project consists of an 12,781SF addition along with 500SF of renovated space.
The engineering systems of the facility were selected based upon efficiency, LEED/sustainability, and the core principle of providing world class hyperbaric medicine patient care. Engineering systems were optimized for sustainability by providing specific upgrades as enumerated within engineering systems discipline design analysis narratives. The project meets all the requirements of PL 109-58 (Energy Policy Act of 2005), PL 110-140 (EISA), 10 CFR Part 433, UFC 1-200-02, and the DoD’s Sustainability Performance Plan, 2012.
The final 13,281 square foot, $13.6 million facility will treat a full spectrum of hyperbaric medicine including advanced wound care. By moving operations adjacent to SAMMC, the only level one trauma center in the Department of Defense, the 59th MDW can work more closely with the Army and Navy to deliver care to more patients.