Fort Sam Houston Cemetery Phase 2B

  • Location

    San Antonio, Tx

  • Services

    Cost Estimating Value Engineering Cost Reconciliation

  • Project Description

    AG|CM has been selected to work as the Cost Consultant (A/E sub-consultant) for the project to conduct Cost Estimates, Value Engineering and Reconciliation/Review with a 3rd Party reviewer.

  • Client

    Department of Veteran Affairs, Washington, DC

  • Cost

    11,833,430

In 2007, National Cemetery Administration (NCA) received authorization to develop burial areas on 118 acres of newly acquired land, which includes: 3,400 traditional gravesites; 16,000 pre-placed crypts; 4,000 columbaria niches; and supporting infrastructure such as roads and utilities to support a 10-year projection of burial needs.  The project also included a new administration building and public information building within the currently developed cemetery, two new committal shelters and a new public restroom to serve funeral corteges and visitors.  Also included in the authorization was a series of improvements to the western (historic) section of the cemetery to address log-term maintenance issues such as inefficient storm drain system, repairs/replacement of roadways, renovating existing superintendent’s lodge (Bldg. 1001) to a PIC, demolishing existing restrooms (Bldg. 1501), demolishing and/or renovating the existing admin building (Bldg. 1002), and replacement of site furnishings and signage.

In 2009 as the result of the execution of a programmatic agreement (PA) between NCA, Texas SHPO, and ACHP, the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery Expansion and Improvements Project was split into two phases of work, Phase A – the cemetery expansion and Phase B – Improvements to Historic Section.  Per the PA, NCA was authorized to proceed with the construction of the expansion while NCA and Texas SHPO worked out issues with the proposed improvements to the historic section.  The construction of the expansion, Phase A, was completed in 2010.  On August 29, 2014, a Memorandum of Agreement between NCA, Texas SHPO, and ACHP was executed for the Phase B improvements.