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Granite Mesa Health Center

Austin, Texas

Located on 5 acres in the heart of Marble Falls and designed to provide the highest level of care while maintaining a Texas Hill Country atmosphere, Granite Mesa Health Center strives to provide a nurturing, comfortable environment that feels like home.  Encotech was retained to provide Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineering services to the facility.

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of the occupants in an emergency, Encotech’s electrical design included a generator system to activate in the event of a power failure.  The system was designed with two branches of service to ensure that components essential to the life safety would not be affected, if other components of the emergency electrical system were to fail. 

The mechanical systems included High Efficiency Units (SEER 15) to serve public corridors.  The facility meets TDAD’s clean/dirty air requirements and positive/negative air flow requirements.  Plumbing design included separate hot water systems for each patient bedroom corridor and the kitchen/laundry area.  Additionally, provisions were made to properly dispose of condensate from mechanical units, as per city requirements.

Encotech also designed a slab-on-grade foundation for this wood frame project.  The structural engineering services included coordinating with a geotechnical sub-consultant to ensure that the proposed structural system was appropriate.