Southwest Research Institute Building 264 Alternative Fuels Lab

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MEP Engineering, Inc. provided design and construction administration services for a new 35,000 square foot building, with 8,000 square foot 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, seven 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.

Project Title:  Southwest Research Institute Building 264

Project Location:  San Antonio, Texas

Owner:  Southwest Research Institute

Project Size:  35,000 SF

Total Project Cost:  $7,800,000

MEP Role:  Subconsultant

Architect:  Durand-Hollis Rupe Architects, Inc.

Services Provided:  Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumbing Engineering