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  Rockport City Services BuildingRockport City Services Building


WKMC Architects, Inc.
909 South Tancahua Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78404

General Description

Location: Rockport, Texas
Date Bid: June 2011 Construction Period: June 2011 to Oct 2012
Total Square Feet: 20,062 Site: 9 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 18,553; mechanical mezzanine, 1,509; total, 20,062 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 12’6”; total, 25’4”.
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Insulating concrete forms (ICF), siding. Roof: Metal. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Wood stud drywall.
Projected and/or modeled energy use KBTU/SF/yr: 51

Project Team

General Contractor: Barcom Construction, Inc. - 5826 Bear Lane, Corpus Christi, TX 78405
Structural Engineer: Wilkerson & Sanders, Inc. - 314 Paloma Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: NRG Engineering - 5656 South Staples Street, #360, Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Landscape Architect: Robert Gignac Landscape Architects - 3833 South Staples Street, #N-119, Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Civil Engineer: Urban Engineering - 2725 Swantner Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78404
Cost Estimator: U.S. Cost Incorporated - 7800 North Stemmons Freeway, #650, Dallas, TX 75247

The Rockport City Services Building is designed as several pods interconnected by corridors. Each pod is home to one or more of the City's public works departments including water, wastewater, natural gas, building and development, permits and inspections, code enforcement and environmental services. This complex of interconnected pods is designed to provide a convenient, one-stop facility for the
public and developers.

Elements of the exterior are designed to reflect a traditional seacoast community with repetitive metal roof lines and colors
reminiscent of the sea.

The building complex is designed to withstand Category 3 hurricanes and is intended to be used as a base for recovery operations after major storms. Showers, toilets and training rooms were sized for a temporarily increased occupancy by emergency personnel. In the event of such an emergency, the complex can become self-sustaining and can house up to 100 emergency personnel.

A combination of ICF (insulated concrete forms) walls, impact-resistant insulated glass, and spray foam insulated roofs provides a very tight and energy-efficient structure. In addition to being thermally efficient, the ICF walls, impact resistant glazing, and standing seam metal roofing provide protection against
hurricane force winds.

Particular care, was taken when positioning the facility, to preserve the natural beauty of the 9-acre site, with its' windswept oaks and natural vegetation. Taking advantage of existing topography and vegetation was a crucial part of the site design which, constructed under a separate contract, includes storage yards and buildings, a one-million gallon elevated water tower, and a sanitary sewer lift station.

Product Information
Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF): ARXX Corporation Siding: James Hardie
Roofing: Zee-Lock Standing Seam Roof System by Berridge Manufacturing
Metal Framed Storefronts, Aluminum Casement Windows: YKK America
Steel Doors: Curries Hardware: Norton, Sargent, Pemko
PPG Insulated Glass
Polished Concrete Flooring: FGS Permashine by L&M Construction Chemicals
Resilient Base: Roppe Lighting: Lithonia

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