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SFA Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing
Location: Nacogdoches, Texas
Building Sq. Ft.: 37,000
Completion Date: June 2010
Final Construction Cost: $10,000,000
 
SFA Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing

This project included the design of a new nursing complex consisting of two new buildings with approximately 37,000 sq ft of floor space total. Each of the buildings includes office space, administration areas, classrooms, nurse training labs featuring patient simulation equipment, and other support areas. Detail designs provided by FAI included mechanical (HVAC), plumbing, electrical, and fire protection.

The HVAC design included detailed heating/cooling load calculations, selection of package rooftop and split system DX equipment, sizing and routing of ductwork, selection and placement of air handling devices, and design for the interface to SFA’s EMS (energy management system). Plumbing design included domestic hot and cold water systems, waste systems, roof drains, and medical air and vacuum systems. Fire protection design included piping/sprinkler layout, backflow preventers, fire risers, controls, and other items required for a turn-key system. Electrical design included high efficiency lighting, general power, data, and lightning protection. Outdoor security lighting was also provided for this remote site to help ensure student safety.

This contract included schematic design, detail design, drawings and specifications, site observations, and as-built drawings for all design areas.


SFA Early Childhood Research Center
Location: Nacogdoches, Texas
Building Sq. Ft.: 120,000
Completion Date: September 2009
Final Construction Cost: $23,924,448
 
SFA Early Childhood Research Center

This new 120,000 sq. ft building on the SFA campus in Nacogdoches, Texas was completed at a cost of $23,924,448. It’s floor space includes individual offices, administration spaces, classrooms, a gymnasium, and a kitchen. The facility was designed to serve infants through Grade 5, with emphasis on research for college lead teaching courses. Each classroom is equipped with an observation room including cameras and microphones to enhance the educational process.

FAI provided design for mechanical (HVAC), plumbing, electrical, and fire protection. Design was begun and completed in 2007. Construction was completed in September 2009.

FAI has had a close working relationship with SFA since the 1960’s.


Bruceville-Eddy ISD Science Annex and Special Events Center
Location: Eddy, Texas
Building Sq. Ft.: 35,600
Completion Date: 2008
Final Construction Cost: $5,649,984
 
Bruceville-Eddy ISD Science Annex and Special Events Center

This project included a new Class 2A Varsity Gymnasium with fixed stadium seating for 1,000 with integrated "B-E" logo, 6 Goals, Booster Club Concessions, expansive Foyer area with banquet seating for 100, Equipments Storage, separate football and basketball Dressing Rooms, Coach's Offices, Training Area, and separate home and visitor Restrooms. It also included a science annex with 3 labs, 6 island student work stations per lab, clean up sinks, chemical and equipment storage and additional faculty office space.

FAI’s design for this building included mechanical (HVAC), plumbing and electrical systems.


Angelina College Technical Education Center
Location: Lufkin, Texas
Building Sq. Ft.: 20,000
Completion Date: October 2009
Final Construction Cost: $7,606,557
 
Angelina College Technical Education Center

This project consisted of three new separate college instruction buildings. One building included general classrooms for adult education, common areas, student use spaces, and facility offices. The second building was a concessions area for the softball/baseball field. The third building provided a fully equipped and operational training shop, including automotive paint/body, welding, diesel mechanics, etc. Faculty offices, student use spaces, and a small storage area were also included in the shop building.

The total estimated construction cost for entire project was $7,606,557. The new shop building alone included approximately 20,000 sq. ft. Preliminary Design started in January 2008 and Final Design was completed June 2008. Construction started June 2008 and was completed in October 2009.

FAI served as a consultant to the Architect (Scott and Strong) on this project. Our professional engineering services included MEP design, preparation of construction documents, shop drawing review, and construction administration. We have maintained a close working relationship with Angelina College since the late 1960’s when we first served as the MEP Engineer for the design of the original buildings constructed on the campus.


SFA Student Recreation Center
Location: Nacogdoches, Texas
Building Sq. Ft.: 80,000
Completion Date: 2007
Final Construction Cost: $19,237,087
 
SFA Student Recreation Center

This project included a new campus recreation center for student and faculty use. The building’s 80,000 sq ft of floor space includes offices, student use spaces, common areas, outdoor pool, hot tub and sand volleyball court. Final construction cost, including change orders was approximately $19,237,087. Design started in January 2005 and was completed December 2005. Notice to proceed was issued December 2005 and the substantial completion date was September 2007.

FAI served as a MEP engineering consultant to the Architect of Record, F&S Partners of Dallas. Our professional engineering services included MEP design, preparation of construction documents, shop drawing review, and construction administration.

FAI has maintained a close working relationship with Stephen F. Austin State University since the 1960’s. We have been fortunate to have been involved in the design of the majority of the buildings on the campus since that time.


Tarrant County College Southeast Campus
Location: Arlington, Texas
Building Sq. Ft.: 375,000
Completion Date: 1996
Final Construction Cost: $40,000,000
 
Tarrant County College Southeast Campus

This project included a new two-story building located on the Tarrant County College southeast campus, Fort Worth, Texas. It includes a gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, weight room, exercise room, dance studio, training rooms, art studio, bookstore, cafeteria, kitchen, ball room, library, TV studio, offices, theater and stage, laboratories, classrooms, and a central energy plant.

FAI’s professional engineering services included design for mechanical, electrical, fire protection, and plumbing.


TCC Southeast Campus Central Utility Plant
Location: Arlington, Texas
Building Sq. Ft.: 12,750
Completion Date: 1997
Final Construction Cost: $4,500,000
 
TCC Southeast Campus Central Utility Plant

This project included a new Central Utility Plant for Tarrant County College, Southeast Campus, located in Fort Worth, Texas. The plant equipment providing chilled and heating water to the campus is housed in a two-story building. It includes two centrifugal chillers (600 ton and 800 ton) and associated chilled water pumps, located on the first floor. Two gas fired boilers (8.3 MBTUH each) and associated heating water pumps are located on the second floor. The design included space for the installation of a future chiller and boiler.

The central utility plant is tempered using secondary chilled and heating water air handling units, suspended from structure. The cooling tower is located at ground level, remote from the Central Utility Plant.

The campus owned main 25 KV switchgear is also located at the Central Utility Plant. Liquid filled pad mounted transformers adjacent to the switchgear provide 277/480 volt service to the plant and a portion of the campus. A 25 KV underground loop serves the remainder of the main campus buildings and the remote maintenance facility.

FAI served as the MEP Engineer for this project.

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