The TPWD Marine Development Center is located in Corpus Christi Texas and was designed by Atkins architecture for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and completed in 2018.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department was in need of a fish hatching process building that would be able to withstand a caustic saltwater environment both inside and outside. Designing a facility that could meet these specs, however, proved to be a significant challenge for Atkins. The initial design of pre-cast insulated concrete wall and reinforced double-tee roof design came in significantly over budget. Atkins turned to Bautex to provide a more cost-effective solution.
Our team recommended the Bautex Wall System for the building envelope along with a hollow-core concrete roof system with a direct-applied StuccoMax® wall finish on the exterior and on the interior of the industrial process areas. In the end, Texas Parks & Wildlife received a durable and abuse-resistant building.
The Bautex Wall System met the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s needs and concerns by provident resilient and abuse-resistant construction that could withstand the corrosive saltwater environments on both the inside and outside of the building. Bautex also provided windstorm protection in an area with extreme wind exposure. The Bautex Wall System reduced the construction cost, bringing the project back into budget. It will also reduce long-term maintenance costs, thanks to the monolithic insulated concrete wall and roof systems with no exposed steel elements, and give them years of worry-free service in this harsh environment.