Texas A&M University selected Satterfield & Pontikes Construction (S&P) to build a new Multi-Species Resource Building in College Station for the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. The energy-efficient and environmentally friendly building will be designed and constructed to achieve LEED Silver certification.
The 19,900 square foot facility will house medium-sized animals in the one-story, pre-engineered metal building that will include multiple treatment rooms and a large surgical suite with two surgery rooms. The building will also provide dog kennels within several separate kennel bays along with areas for treatment, whelping, food preparation, imaging and ICU/sick recovery.
To achieve LEED certification, project components include building materials containing recycled content, LEED-compliant irrigation system, no composite wood and agrifiber products that contain added urea-formaldehyde resin, 10 percent of building materials are regionally manufactured, and low VOC content in adhesives, sealants, paints and coatings.
The building will feature brick veneer, pre-finished metal wall panels, split-face CMU wainscot, aluminum storefront entry system and standing seam pre-finished metal roofing panels. The facility will be equipped with an energy management system and laboratory control system for automatic temperature controls and an outdoor emergency/standby electric generating system with weatherproof housing.
The $5.7 million project is designed by PDG Architects. S&P will construct the facility on a six-acre site on Discovery Drive off Highway 60/University Drive. The project is expected to be completed in mid-2015. S&P currently has four projects underway on the campus.