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Science and Tech Education Facility Projects in San Antonio, Corpus Christi

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Illustration of the Texas A&M University-San Antonio Science & Technology Building now under construction. Courtesy of Stantec.

 

Posted: 5-19-2017, 2:30 p.m.

by Adolfo Pesquera

Bexar and Nueces Counties - Subcontractors will be selected soon, in order to complete construction on the new Science & Technology Building at the Texas A&M University-San Antonio campus, and a General Contractor is needed for the new K-12 School of Science and Technology-Corpus Christi.

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The Texas A&M System Board of Regents in February approved the Science & Technology Building and site work at One University Way began the same month. The building is scheduled to open the fall of 2018.

This is a three-story structure with a deck low roof height of 45 feet-2 inches. The exterior walls are composed of CMU with brick finish.

The 2B Bid Package is now ready on this 140,900-square-foot building and bids from subcontractors are due May 25. Tasks in the package include, but are not limited to:

•    Polished concrete flooring
•    Masonry and cast stone
•    Cold formed metal framing, metal fabrications, metal railings, wood and plastics
•    Paneling, thermal moisture protection, openings, finishes
•    Furnishings, signage, toilet compartments and accessories
•    Food service equipment/appliances
•    Laboratory casework and equipment, site furnishings
•    Fire sprinkler systems, plumbing, HVAC
•    Communications, access control, security and video surveillance, unit pavers, landscape and irrigation, water harvesting equipment

Stantec Architecture & Interior Design Inc. is the architect. Project Control is the project manager. SpawGlass is the construction manager at risk.

A Corpus Christi charter school

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Also due on May 25 are bids for a general contractor to construct Phase 1 of the School of Science and Technology-Corpus Christi at Universal Plaza.

This is an $8.75 million two-story, tilt-wall, 45,000-square-foot educational facility with a height of 33 feet. It will include a gymnasium and site amenities. Dirt work began the first of May, to prepare for foundation work and vertical construction.

The development team includes Gignac Architects; HM3 Engineering Consultants, MEP; Bass & Welsh Engineering, civil; Green, Rubiano & Associates, structural; and Adla Inc., landscape design.

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adolfo@virtualbx.com


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Adolfo Pesquera is a veteran news journalist. He has worked for Hearst Corp., American Lawyer Media, News Corp and Freedom Communications. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines across the USA. He is a journalism graduate of UT-RGV. He writes, edits and creates digital pages for VBX.