City Services Building|
WKMC Architects, Inc.
909 South Tancahua Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78404
Location: Rockport, Texas
Date Bid: June 2011 Construction Period: June 2011 to Oct
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
Projected and/or modeled energy use KBTU/SF/yr: 51
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
Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF): ARXX Corporation Siding:
Roofing: Zee-Lock Standing Seam Roof System by Berridge
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
Resilient Base: Roppe Lighting: Lithonia