Brooks City Base B160 & B170 HVAC Renovation

MEP Engineering, Inc. served on this design/build project for the replacement of the chilled water system, heating water system, controls and air handling units for these three-story office buildings on the Brooks City Base campus.

The heating and chilled water for the existing buildings were connected to a central plant that served the entire former military base. Both buildings were disconnected from the plant, then new air cooled chillers and condensing boilers were installed, in order to individually meter the buildings for new tenants. Approximately eight hydronic air handlers were converted from steam heating coils to hot water coils, and all associated hydronic accessories were replaced including expansion tanks, pumps, etc. The control system was upgraded from pneumatic to DDC to improve efficiency, and all AHUs were upgraded to variable speed drives.

MEP prepared full contract document drawings and specifications. MEP assisted the Design-Build contractor in receiving and evaluating subcontractor proposals, and administered the contract throughout construction, managing ASI’s, PR’s, RFI’s, and CO’s.

Project Title:  Brooks City Base B160 & B170 HVAC Renovation

Project Location:  San Antonio, Texas

Owner:  Brooks Development Authority

Project Size:  105,000 SF

Total Project Cost:  $1,846,000

MEP Role:  Prime Consultant

Services Provided:  Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumbing Engineering