E&C Research Projects

 

Texas Medical Center JLabs

E&C provided full MEP design consulting services including construction administration for the 34,000 S.F. lab project.  Utilizing existing facility infrastructure, chilled, heating hot water and building electrical switch gear.  E&C set up independent MEP systems to accommodate up to 50 life science startups.  Facility has capability to conduct teleconferencing and training with other facilities around the globe. Standby power was provided with a new free standing generator along with plumbing gas bottle rooms, acid catch basin, new lab roof mounted exhaust fans and new lab air handling unit.  A lab tracking system was utilized to accommodate changing lab environments and save energy.

 

The University of Houston Health and Biomedical Sciences Buildings I and II

The Health & Biomedical Sciences Building I was programmed as a six story building and a central plant to serve the building and expansion capability that attaches to the existing Optometry Building at the University of Houston.  The first floor consists of a vision laser center and an ambulatory care facility.  The second floor houses mostly offices and classrooms.  The third floor consists of dry computational laboratories.  The fourth floor is where the wet labs are located and the top two floors house the vivarium for the research animals including rodents and non-human primates.  The building was programmed at approximately 150,000 square feet, with $70 million in programming.

The Health & Biomedical Sciences Building II was programmed as a nine story building and a central plant expansion to serve the College of Pharmacy and Research as well as provide clinic space and laboratories for the University.  The building attaches to the existing Optometry Building as well as the Health and Biomedical Science Building I creating a growing campus of health related laboratories and teaching facilities at the University of Houston.  The first and second floor consist of clinics.  The third floor houses mostly offices and classrooms.  The fourth, fifth, eighth and ninth floors consist of research laboratories.  The sixth and seventh floors house the College of Pharmacy offices, laboratories and teaching labs.

 

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Zayed Building for Personalized Cancer Care

E&C provided the mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering design for this twelve story, 615,000 square foot facility.  The first phase of the Zayed Building for Personalized Cancer Care will include the construction of a shell and core of a research facility that fronts MD Anderson Boulevard. The building has two research laboratory wings designed with an exterior public corridor that maximizes lab flexibility to meet new and evolving technologies. These wings were joined to two adjacent office wings by a central collaboration space. Plans identified a two-story podium of approximately 91,000 gross square feet, and lab and office towers of approximately 524,000 gross square feet. The initial scope of the project included the building core, shell space and an interior build-out of approximately 218,298 gross square feet (labs, lab support, offices, conference/collaboration areas and building support services).

 

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center South Campus Research Bldgs 3 & 4

E&C provided the mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering design for this six story, 315,000 square foot facility.  The South Campus Research Building 3 encompasses the construction of a new research facility for the Center for Advanced Biomedical Imaging Research (CABIR).  The CABIR fosters multidisciplinary and multi-institutional imaging research with academic and industrial partners.  The new facility integrates the delivery of basic and clinical research for the Division of Diagnostic Imaging at M.D. Anderson.  The new research facility pioneers the development of advanced molecular probes and imaging techniques that diminish the need for biopsies or other invasive techniques.  The facility houses both wet and dry labs, MRI’s, CT/PET scanners, Cyclotron, Hot and Warm cells, Radiopharmacy, Vivarium, Administration, Computational Core, and 8,000 square feet of Class 100 clean room. E&C has recently completed Phase III which incorporated a 13,000 sq. ft. vivarium which included imaging equipment, holding rooms and procedure spaces for small rodents.  The equipment controls utilized N+1 redundancy to maintain facility operation 24 -7. E&C provided the mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering design for a new five story, 209,000 square foot facility.  The South Campus Research Building 4 houses the laboratories and offices of the Department of Experimental therapeutics including their analytic and synthesis cores as well as their existing Pharmacology Development Center, a Melanoma core laboratory, the wet laboratories of BioMedical Engineering, a Research Medical Library Satellite, A Distance Learning Center and a support office complex for Technology Commercialization, Grants, and Contracts, and Legal services.

 

The University of Texas Health Science Center – Houston Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences Building

E&C provided the mechanical and plumbing design services for a facility to house a Behavioral Facility, 80,000 square feet, and Biomedical Sciences Building, 80,000 square feet.  The building is 6 stories. The Biomedical Sciences Building makes-up the top three of the six floors of the BBS Building and consists of one floor of vivarium to house NHP, mice, rats and dogs and contains a cGMP laboratory.  One floor consists of research laboratories and the third floor is a shelled for future laboratories. The Behavioral Facility makes-up the bottom three of the six floors of the BBS Building and consists of clinical space, offices and a small laboratory on the third floor.

 

The University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio South Texas Research Facility

E&C provided mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering design for the 190,000 square foot research facility that bends while it follows over 1,000 feet of Floyd Curl Drive in San Antonio, Texas Medical Center.  The building was designed for an open and collaborative atmosphere with modular casework and utilities which makes the building flexible for many future changes in research protocol.  The building houses research, offices, and vivarium spaces.  Due to the short height of the building in relationship to the surrounding buildings, wind tunnel testing was done to ensure the exhaust from the laboratories would not affect the surrounding buildings as well as ensuring that the surrounding buildings would not adversely affect the quality of air being provided to the research building.  Design of this building also included the expansion of the campus central plant and electrical service.