Southwest Research Institute 264 Alternative Fuels Lab

The design of this 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 included several 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

Architect: Durand-Hollis Rupe Architects, Inc.

Services Provided: Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumbing Engineering