University of Texas at El Paso

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Project Description

VeMac completed three projects at the University of Texas at El Paso campus. The first project was a 65,000 square foot facility which included an elevated strength and conditioning center, a hydro-therapy center, a sports medicine center, computer education center, kinesiology laboratories, locker rooms, coaches offices, and a multi-story glass encased "Grand Hall of Champions."

VeMac's responsibility for the Sun Bowl modifications consisted of cutting existing stadium seating at the four corners and to construct a concrete training wall to facilitate the use of the field for soccer.

At Seamon Hall, VeMac helped transform an older building into an Art Museum for the Art Department. The renovation included the construction of an ADA accessible entrance, new exterior glazing, a new roof, and a new interior. The building has been brought into the twenty-first century while retaining the heritage and tradition of the surrounding campus.

Since the projects are located on an active UTEP campus, coordination was critical to limit disruptions. Weekly meetings were help at the site with the owner's representative, the architect, engineers, and major trade contractors. These meetings enabled the team to conduct special events in and around work sites and maintain emergency egress lanes. With the complexity of the projects, the weekly review was critical in minimizing delays and keeping everyone involved well informed.

Additional Information

Owner: University of Texas at El Paso

Location: El Paso, Texas

Nature of Selection: Design / Build & Competitive Sealed Proposal

Total: $11,000,000.00

Architect: Alvidrez Associates, Inc.

Completion Date: On Time September 2002