Central Texas College Nursing Center

Killeen, TX


  • Education


  • electrical engineering
  • mechanical / plumbing engineering


  • 82,000 SF

BHB provided MEP and fire protection engineering design for the 82,000 SF, $17 million Nursing Center on the campus of Central Texas College in Killeen. The building is LEED certified.

Building design included an interior two-level atrium and a lower-level for Nursing Education with intelligent electronic training mannequins.

The nursing center houses 35,000 SF of classrooms, an upper level of 35,000 SF of Nursing Education classrooms and 12,000 SF of administration space for Metroplex Hospital (non-healthcare space).

Electrical distribution consisted of two underground electric service entrances, one serving the West Building and one serving the East Building. Lighting consisted of energy-efficient fluorescent, controlled in accordance with energy codes.

Mechanical systems consisted of two chillers for a total capacity of 260 tons with four variable air volume (VAV) air handling units (AHUs). Five package rooftop units serve the Hospital Administration Building.

Two gas-fired boilers were joined with the two chillers to provide a four-pipe hydronic system. Building HVAC controls were connected to the campus-wide control system.

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