UT Health Science Center – Central Energy Plant

Constructed in the 1960’s, the Central Energy Plant structure was beginning to show its age. Cracked brick, deteriorated mortar joints, loose coping stones, and severely rusted relief angles were prevalent throughout the exterior walls.

The scope of work included raising the level of the coping stones by adding a reinforced course of CMU block around the top of the structure. Also included was the removal and replacement of the coping stones, the removal of the top courses of brick, replacement of the masonry relief angle at the top level, installation of a new precast concrete fascia, removal and replacement of cracked brick, pointing deteriorated mortar joints, and recaulking control joints.

The project was completed in July, 2003, without disruption to the energy plant’s operation.

Project: Central Energy Plant

Owner: UT Health Science Center
San Antonio, TX

Repair Engineer: Reynolds-Schlattner-Chetter-Roll, Inc.

Scope: Brick Repair
Coping Stone Replacement

Completed: July, 2003