Del Mar College General Academic and Music Building

Del Mar College
Corpus Christi, TX

In 2014, Del Mar College passed a $157M bond for its Capital Improvement Program. Cleary Zimmermann is providing MEP and Commissioning services for all ten (10) of the projects identified on Del Mar’s campuses, including the General Academic and Music Building featured here.

The program for the new General Academic and Music Building allots 85,000 SF to academic programs and 50,000 SF for music programs for a total of 135,000 SF, which includes a variety of classroom types, multiple conference spaces, faculty offices, workrooms, wellness spaces, a teaching resource center, a student lounge and cafe, as well as Deans’ and administrative offices. This building houses multiple departments, including English & Philosophy, Communications Reading & Languages, Mathematics and Social Sciences Departments. 

Especially with the music components, this building requires significant attention to sound-sensitive MEP systems. Our solution was to provide VAV terminal units with DDC controls, integral sound attenuators and electric heating coils at discharge with an average of one terminal unit for every 1000 square feet. All sound-sensitive spaces have ducted supply and ducted return. Chilled and hot water is supplied from campus loop. Additionally, we provided all new digital controls to interface with the existing campus energy management system. Cleary Zimmermann’s Commissioning team is working with the MEP Design team as well as the owner, architect and other consultants beginning early in the design process to help ensure successful implementation of building mechanical systems.

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