The University of Texas – Winship Drama Building HVAC & Electrical Renewal (Phase III)

Originally constructed in 1961, F. Loren Winship Drama Building is home to the UT Department of Theater and Dance. For this project, the renewal of the HVAC and electrical in this building, MEP Engineering, Inc. served as the prime professional service provider. This project was divided into three phases. The scope for the final phase included removing the existing air handlers, which were located on a small, cramped platform, and replacing them with a new roof mounted air handler and new steam reheat boxes. Additionally, structural reinforcement of the roof and a new curb were required to accommodate these changes.  Furthermore, this project also replaced a hot and a cold air handler, in a crowded basement, with a new hot and a new cold air handler with a shared return plenum.  Access to the hot unit was through the cold unit mixing section.  These air handlers were field built.

Throughout much of construction, ballet summer camp was held in this building with minimal effect on the campers or the construction schedule. Phase three of this project was completed in September 2018.

Project Title:  Winship Drama Bldg. HVAC & Elect. Renewal – Phase III

Project Location:  Austin, Texas

Owner:  University of Texas at Austin

Project Size:  108,000 SF

Total Project Cost:  $2,225,305

MEP Role:  Prime Consultant

Services Provided:  Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumbing