Projects / Higher Education
University of Texas – Flawn Academic Center 3rd & 4th Floor Renovation – Austin, Texas
The project scope was a complete renovation of 3rd and 4th floors to provide executive office and meeting space that affected approximately 160,000 square feet of the existing building . This Project was a fast track total replacement of one half of the total building heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in a University of Texas teaching facility. This project included disconnecting relocating, re-configuring and extending a number of the building central utility production and distribution systems to accommodate new building loads and equipment configurations.
The final building configuration consisted of a complete new single zone variable volume air distribution system serving the top two floors of the building and the existing dual duct system serving the lower 3 floors in its original configuration. The existing mechanical systems were modified to meet new building demand loads and equipment configurations including N+1 redundancy. A complete DDC instrumentation and controls package was designed and produced for the building including detailed control diagrams, sequence of operations and points list. A complete construction sequence was created to facilitate the construction work while maintaining the building occupancy.
Jose I. Guerra, Inc. provided complete mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection programming, engineering design and construction administration services.
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Excellence in Construction Award