Austin ISD Transportation Center

This new $6.8 million transportation center included a 7,400 square foot administration building, a 13,000 square foot maintenance space, and a 1,600 square foot bus wash facility with six bays, on a 22 acre site in South East Austin.  Other attributes of the facility are a classroom, which has seating for 40 people; a break room for 50 people; a parking lot with spaces for 238 passenger vehicles plus bus parking for 176 buses; an underground diesel storage tank; and a fueling station. MEP Engineering, Inc. was hired by BLGY Architecture. MEP was tasked with designing the following unique aspects of this project:

  • Specialty plumbing for the bus wash, including high pressure piping for washing purposes
  • Specialized piping for diesel fuel
  • DX units for the administration building
  • LED lighting was installed in the buildings, with specialty lighting in the maintenance bays
  • LED lighting for the parking lot
  • Electric hook-ups for the motorized gates

Austin ISD took full operation of the facility in 2012.

Project Title:  AISD Transportation Center

Project Location:  Austin, Texas

Owner:  Austin Independent School District

Project Size:  21,000 SF

Total Project Cost:  $6,800,000

MEP Role:  Subconsultant

Architect:  BLGY Architecture

Services Provided:  Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumbing Engineering