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TSA K9 Dog Training Facility


Project Location: Austin, TX | Bergstrom Airport

Building Use: Government K9 Training Facility

Total Square Feet: 2,400 Sq. Ft.

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Custom Modular Building at Austin Bergstrom Airport Spotlights Tenacity of Custom Modular Solutions Team


The Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) K9 division plays a crucial role in detecting potential threats to airlines, airports, passengers, and crew. To support the highly trained canines and their handlers, a secure and comfortable building, along with adequate outdoor space, is required. Mobile Modular's Custom Modular Solutions stepped in to overcome obstacles and deliver a turnkey solution for the K9 division at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport in Texas.


The previous K9 building was over-capacity, prompting the need for a larger and improved facility. However, a major hurdle arose when the Department of Aviation mandated a relocation of the project site after a year of approval processes. Additionally, the team faced challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, rising material and service costs, and navigating government bureaucracy.


Mobile Modular's Custom Modular Solutions assembled a dedicated team of civil engineers, land surveyors, structural engineers, electrical engineers, environmental engineers, permitting expeditors, a TSA-approved security specialist, and various trade personnel to tackle the project. They provided a turnkey solution, including site and building design, engineering, plan submittals, permitting issuance, and complete site development. The interior of the building was designed according to TSA classified specifications.

The team worked diligently to create a secure and comfortable space for the K9 division, ensuring that the new building and outdoor area for dogs became a reality. They handled challenges, site relocations, hazardous material findings, and city-required changes with perseverance and professionalism.

TSA Real Estate Contracting Officer C. Michelle Carney praised the CMS team's dedication and responsiveness throughout the project, especially during the challenging times of the COVID-19 shutdowns. The team provided solutions, kept everyone informed of progress through weekly calls, and facilitated the tenant improvement application and permitting process.

“After many challenges – a project site change after full package approvals by the City, complete redesign to the new site, hazardous material findings, as well as numerous other City required changes and delays –JEL Management/Mobile Modular (the “Team”) was able to deliver a substantially complete building for occupancy to the Agency, with very minor punch list items and a strict plan to address them. The Team were very responsive and fully engaged throughout the project (started prior to the COVID-19 shutdowns), was quick to offer solutions to the issues that continued to plague the project, kept us all informed of status and progress through weekly calls, and assisted with navigating the tenant improvement application and permitting process when it seemed to be never ending and daunting. Their professionalism, knowledge, and project management was much appreciated from beginning to end”.

- TSA Real Estate Contracting Officer C. Michelle Carney

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While the project posed significant challenges, Mobile Modular's Custom Modular Solutions proved their capability to tackle complex endeavors successfully. As a GSA-approved vendor, they offer high-quality standard fleet and custom modular buildings for lease or purchase, along with various planning and site-related services.

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By utilizing modular construction and leveraging the experience of the Mobile Modular project team, our client was able to maintain their leadership position and continue their mission to be a global frontrunner in their industry.

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Customer Name: Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Project Location

Project Location: Austin, TX

Building Type

Building Type(s): Government, Specialty

Total Area

Total Sq. Ft: 2,400 sq. ft.


Permanent or Temporary: Permanent

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