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Jul. 25, 2012

TSU Taps Contractors for $9M Campus Renovation

By Camelia Bulea, Associate Editor

Texas State University has selected Houston-based Satterfield & Pontikes Construction Inc. as construction manager for a $9.3 million project in San Antonio. The firm will oversee the renovation of a 37,500-square-foot psychology building, according to the San Antonio Business Journal. Work is scheduled to start next spring.

The scope of work includes modifications to the building’s HVAC, electrical, plumbing and telecommunications systems, as well as upgrades to classrooms, offices and research labs.  Randall Scott Architects is the project architect.

This represents the first education project in San Antonio for Houston-based Satterfield & Pontikes. Other campus projects completed by the company include:

  • $105.6-million Texas A&M Health Science Center New Campus (Phase I) in Bryan;
  • $22.2-million renovation and additions to Texas Woman’s University science building in Denton;
  • $18.9-million project at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi College of Business.

In other news, a recent study contends that the Eagle Ford Shale region will require significant investment in housing stock, public service, infrastructure and public utilities in order to accommodate the influx of new residents in the next 10 to 15 years, the San Antonio Business Journal  reports.

The Eagle Ford Shale Strategic Housing Analysis  indicates that the region is one of the most significant oil and gas finds in Texas history, and it has attracted an influx of transient and permanent workers from across Texas and the nation. This is generating increasing demand for more market-rate housing, as well as affordable temporary, mobile and rental housing, the study argues.

Rendering of Texas A&M University project in Corpus Christi courtesy of Satterfield & Pontikes Inc

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