Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is one of the oldest and largest independent, nonprofit, applied research and development organizations in the United States.
Bartlett Cocke General Contractors was honored to build SwRI’s Applied Physics Complex, which was approximately 160,000 SF and consisted of four buildings constructed with concrete and steel superstructures. One of the buildings is approximately 115,000 SF, four stories, containing multiple support areas and laboratories.
The multiple labs include: electronics systems, robotics, electro-mechanical/optical systems and structural testing. These labs utilize varying types of equipment such as lasers, high powered microscopes, seismic equipment, robotics, variable frequency electrical and specialty gas piping. The lab facilities are highly secure, requiring special sound wall and door systems as well as noise and electric isolation on MEP items. Another building houses an acoustic anechoic chamber on a lifted spring isolation slab (one of only six in the world today) and a radio frequency chamber. The building also possesses top running bridge cranes and an under-hung crane. The third building is a central plant and the fourth building also contains support areas and labs.
Delivery Method: Competitive Sealed Proposal