UTSW/UTD Biomedical Engineering Building
Location: Dallas, TX
General Contractor: Whiting-Turner
Mechanical Engineer: SmithGroup
Completion Date: April, 30 2023
5-story, 150,000-SF biomedical lab
Four 350-ton air-cooled chillers
Four 2,000-MBH condensing boilers
Two 75,000-LB custom roof-mounted AHUs (37'x 35')
Four 30,000-CFM lab exhaust fans with energy recovery
197 Siemens lab air valves
In the News
UT Southwestern and UT Dallas are further solidifying their relationship with the groundbreaking of a facility that will house a portion of both organizations’ biomedical engineering programs to collaborate and innovate.
The $120 million, 150,000 square foot building in the medical center will be called the Texas Instruments Biomedical Engineering and Sciences Building and was made possible through a gift from Texas Instruments and the Permanent University Fund of the University of Texas System.
The biomedical engineering field has been one of explosive growth over the last several years, especially in the medical device space. The global market for medical devices will be $745 billion by 2030, growing 5 percent per year between 2020 and 2030, according to GMD Research. Much of that growth is due to the aging population, who is ever more dependent on medical devices to maintain quality of life. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Texas has the third-highest employment rate for biomedical engineers behind California and Massachusetts.
By: Robert Francis
SOURCE: D Magazine Press