The University of Texas at Austin selected Satterfield & Pontikes to renovate major portions of Jesse H. Jones Hall. Located in a congested part of the campus near the UT Stadium, Jones Hall
is home to the Tarlton Law Library -- one of the nation’s largest law libraries. The offices and library remained occupied and functioning during the project, so relocation, renovation and construction activities occurred in multiple phases.
Scope of work included:
• Modification of existing work rooms, conferences areas and various departments
• Re-roof building, upgrade restrooms and elevator lobby
• Demolition, including gutting floors 5-6 to make way for new faculty offices
• Concrete removal to install windows, skylights and openings in this 12”-thick, poured-in-place, solid concrete structure
• Installation of 10 skylights, 7’x13’ to 9’x12’, to bring natural light into floors 5-6
• Openings between floors 5-6 parallel skylight openings, with two enlarged to 26’x26’
• 69,000-volt transmission line within 30 feet of the building
• Outside elevator and contractor entrance used to separate workers and materials from students and faculty
The project team used Building Information Modeling (BIM) to design, document and schedule all elements of the project.