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Infrastructure

Texas A&M University at Galveston celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012.  Over the course of those first 50 years the campus has increased the number of buildings and other facilities to accommodate enrollment growth and campus expansion.  While the above ground expansion has met the demand, our underground thermal, electrical and information technology loops have not kept up as well both in size and maintenance.  Underground lines are subject to the poor soil conditions, temperature and wet/dry extremes.  In addition to our underground lines, the campus continues to lag behind in firm capacity in our heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.  Finally, the campus wastewater treatment plant is aging and capacity needs to be increased.

The campus has a prioritized list of projects that will be completed as funding permits.  The highest priority requires the total replacement of the wastewater treatment plant.  The campus anticipates the new plant being relocated to the other side of Seawolf Parkway, thus removing the new plant from the approach to our front entrance.  In addition to this project, the campus also anticipates completion of the following projects:

  1. Electrical and thermal distribution loops
  2. Information Technology loop
  3. Replacement of switchgear and transformer at physical plant building
  4. Air conditioning the existing central plant
  5. Tie-in air coiled chillers at academic complex into campus thermal loop

General Information

Anticipated Project Start: Fall 2016

Anticipated Project Completion: Spring 2018

Project Details