Padre Island National Seashore, TX, National Park Service
Scope of work: Construction of two buildings. One building houses dispatch, offices, research and support facilities; one houses the incubation lab. Both structures included concrete foundations, slab on grade, wood framed walls, roof trusses, fiber cement siding, gypsum interior walls, ceramic tile, aluminum clad windows, hurricane rated fiberglass exterior doors and frames and aluminum handrails. Along with a VAV forced air system, fire alarm, and electrical. Both buildings were fully sprinkled. Specialized aspects of the construction included hurricane resistant and corrosion resistant features, as well as construction of the incubation building without using ferrous metals (all metals in this building were required to be stainless steel).