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.

MEP 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 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