Southwest Research Institute Multiple CIP Projects
Southwest Research Institute, among the oldest independent, nonprofit, applied research and development organizations in the United States, selected Broaddus & Associates to prepare a comprehensive review and audit of its design-build delivery procedures following the implementation of its first design-build project. Broaddus & Associates has been subsequently retained to manage most large scope capital construction projects. In our true owner-oriented fashion, Broaddus & Associates has truly become a seamless extension of the Institute’s staff.
As such, we have assisted to manage the following facilities:
- Expansion of Building 168: The Signal Acquisition & Geolocation Division project is a 63,000 SF four-story addition to existing Building 168. Broaddus & Associates initially defined the requirements for the addition and remodeling of the existing building. To provide for additional lab space in the existing building, the project included design and construction of a new central energy plant to replace inefficient existing systems and support the new addition. Approximately 16,000 SF of lab space was also remodeled in the existing building.
- Building 242: The new 23,000 SF central Shipping & Receiving Facility Building includes high-bay storage rack systems and fire protection systems. The design allows for very efficient use of storage footprint.
- Building 256: The new two-story 24,000 SF Information Technology Center was programmed, designed and built in less than 2 years to meet growing needs of the IT organization.
- Building 263: The Space Science & Engineering Annex is a 32,000 SF four-story office and laboratory facility. This project is an Institute prototype facility to expedite design and construction and provide flexibility for multiple users. This building includes highly redundant electrical and mechanical systems for space flight support activities.