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Jacobs to support Tri-Service design

PASADENA, Calif., July 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has contracted Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. to support the construction of a new research laboratory in Texas.

U.S. company Jacobs was selected by the Army Corps of Engineers to partner with Skanska USA Building Inc. on the construction of the Tri-Service Research Laboratory at Fort Sam Houston.

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The new Tri-Service Research Laboratory, projected to cost $69.9 million, is being constructed to support the transition of Fort Sam Houston to become the Defense Department Center for Excellence for medical training.

Officials say Jacobs and Skanska USA Building will work together as design partners for the construction of the new facility.

"We are pleased to be part of the Skanska design-build team for this facility, which will enable the Army, Navy and Air Force to simultaneously conduct research," Tom McDuffie, Jacobs Group vice president, said in a statement.

"We are equally excited to continue Jacobs' longstanding support to the tri-services -- the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force."

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