Construction Watch: Texas A&M System to build Army Futures Command Complex

The aim of the complex is to shorten the time it takes to get emerging technologies from the lab to the field
By: | August 16, 2019
A U.S. Army combat development complex will be located in the northwest area of the Texas A&M System’s RELLIS campus.A U.S. Army combat development complex will be located in the northwest area of the Texas A&M System’s RELLIS campus.

The Texas A&M system’s RELLIS campus is poised to host a greater presence of the U.S. Army’s new Futures Command. The system has announced that an upcoming board of regents meeting includes adding $80 million to the $50 million approved by the legislature to create a combat development complex. The aim of the complex is to shorten the time it takes to get emerging technologies from the lab to the field and maximize technology capabilities through soldier feedback. When completed, the complex will allow researchers from Texas A&M and the Army to quickly evaluate prototypes that can be tested by soldiers in a real-world environment using a vast array of sensors and instruments at RELLIS. Read more.

In other construction news:

The Pitt County Community College board of trustees met to confirm their new officers for the 2019-20 year and approve an updated estimate for the construction of the new Center for Student Advancement. The next phase for the project: creation of design and construction bid documents. Read more.

More than 2,000 Indiana University students have new campus housing after a mold outbreak pushed up renovations at two dormitories. Read more.

In Tennessee, Tennis Memphis along with the University of Memphis and the city have teamed up to renovate the Leftwich Tennis Center in Audubon Park. Read more.