MEP Engineering Design
Significance of Project
- Renovation of existing MEP systems
- Design specific for theater arts uses
- Working with space limitations of the existing building
- Meeting required acoustical standards
The Tarrant County College Fine Arts Building houses music, theater, art, and a daycare center. The theater and adjacent spaces were removed from the original HVAC system in 1968. These systems surpassed their remaining useful life, and replacement was necessary. As part of this project, the College also wanted to replace backstage lighting in the theater.
Working within an existing building envelope also comes with its fair share of discoveries and design constraints. An architect was brought on board to replace finishes to accommodate the MEP system modifications. An acoustical engineer was also involved in measuring sound levels in the theater before and after construction. The project goal was to provide the best quality environment in the Fine Arts Building for students and guests.
Tarrant County College