The University of Texas at Austin – Townes Hall HVAC Renewal (Phase II)

Originally constructed in 1952, Townes Hall is home to the University of Texas School of Law.  MEP Engineering, Inc. served as the prime professional service provider on this project to replace four air handling units, and approximately one-third of the electrical panelboards.

Phase 2 scope of work included the replacement of four legacy multi-zone AHUs with six variable speed hot and cold deck AHU systems (55,200 CFM total), including preconditioning outside air coils for improved humidity control within the building.  Additional scope of work included significant LED lighting and lighting controls upgrades, within the main auditorium.

MEP worked closely with the UT Project Manager and the Building Manager to develop outage phasing plans as part of the bid documents, limiting both HVAC & electrical building outages, as well as costly off-hour contractor work requirements. As a result of MEP’s redesign efforts, significant energy efficiency improvements were implemented along with improved equipment maintenance access.

Project Title:  Townes Hall HVAC Renewal (Phase II)

Project Location:  Austin, Texas

Owner:  The University of Texas at Austin

Project Size:  167,000 SF

Total Project Cost:  $1,970,000

MEP Role:  Prime Consultant

Services Provided:  Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumbing Engineering