Southwest Research Institute Building 264 Alternative Fuels Lab

MEP Engineering provided design and construction administration services for a new 35,000 SF building with 8,000 SF mezzanine on the campus of the world-renowned Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas.

The MEP design included special electrical requirements, 10 different lab gasses including vacuum and lab air, fume hood / lab exhaust requirements and gas detection and alarm systems.  The building’s central plant included two 230 ton water-cooled chillers, cooling tower, 7 MMBtu boiler, process water chiller and a central compressed air system. Lab air was controlled by a Phoenix valve system and lab exhaust fans with specially-coated, corrosion resistant exhaust duct.

MEP Engineering prepared full contract document drawings and specifications in conjunction with DHR Architects. Southwest Research Institute occupied the building in 2018.

Project Title:                        Southwest Research Institute Building 280

Project Location:               San Antonio, Texas

Owner:                                  Southwest Research Institute

Project Size:                        35,000 SF

Total Project Cost:             $7,800,000

Services Provided:            Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumbing Engineering

MEP Role:                            Subconsultant

Architect:                             Durand-Hollis Rupe Architects, Inc.