On December 1st, Jasmine Engineering will be celebrating it’s 32nd anniversary! In conjunction on that day they will be announcing their new project on the Eastside at 1434 E. Commerce Street.
“We are purchasing this, because we recognize its economic and geographic importance for the area. Our mixed-use building with our office on top and commercial space on the bottom will help promote jobs and economic growth for the Eastside. Jasmine Engineerings hopes to really jumpstart the growth for the community that will thrive economically and environmentally with our new green office building,” stated Jasmine Azima, principal of Jasmine Engineering; which is a project management and commissioning firm.
The site will become the new headquarters for Jasmine Engineering, which will be a two story facility that will provide leased commercial space on the lower level of the building allowing for further economic development. The Sterling Building housed various businesses until the 1970s; where it has since been abandoned after an economic decline along the corridor.
Jasmine Engineering, the new proprietors of the site is one of the first woman-owned engineering firms in the state of Texas. The firm is also recognized as one of the first woman owned commissioning engineering agent firms in Austin and San Antonio. Some of their major projects include the commissioning of the City of San Antonio’s Public Safety Headquarters, which won them the recognition of “Best Municipal Project” by the San Antonio Business Journal and achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification in 2015 by the United States Green Building Council.
Here at Jasmine Engineering we are constantly working on significant projects in San Antonio and the Austin Area. Being a part of projects that are beneficial to city and community is what’s important.
The Independent will soon take over the Downtown Austin skyline reaching a height of 685 feet, which will make it 58-stories and the tallest building in Austin. Bringing energy efficient and environmentally sound buildings is important to the sustainability of the community. This residential and retail development will have a Gold level LEED certification, which will make it highly sustainable. With our efficient program the project will run on-time with no change orders, saving time and money.
We are excited to be working with Rhode Partners as the architects of the project, and to representing our client to the fullest. Our comprehensive commissioning program has proven results for over 30 years.
*All photos courtesy of Rhode Partners*
At Jasmine Engineering we like to focus on saving money for our clients. Harlandale ISD, a client we have worked with since 2007, is a direct representation of money saving. We have helped save Harlandale ISD millions of dollars.
The 2015 Bond Program is no different. We have been able to save 1,328,757 dollars on the HISD Carroll Bell Elementary School and Vestal Elementary School based on reduced consultant fees (soft cost). An additional 66,438 dollars was saved on these same projects by reducing other consulting fees. The 2015 Bond Program also features the District-Wide Security Project. We have been able to save 1,423,855 dollars on the security project through negotiation with the Design/Builder on the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP).
To date, we have saved Harlandale ISD 2,819,050 dollars on the 2015 Bond Program. We look forward to using other cost-effective measures through the completion of these projects.
The Milam Building in downtown San Antonio houses several businesses. For Jasmine Engineering it has been home for over 20 years. This historic building has sat beside the Riverwalk since early 1928 and has watched San Antonio grow into the city it has become.
History was made in 1928 when the building opened its doors for the first time. The Milam building was made of brick and had a reinforced-concrete structure. It stood taller than any other comparable concrete-framed building in America. Surpassing any building in New York or Chicago.
Other than its impeccable frame and height, it was also one of the first buildings with high-rise air conditioning equipment. The building temperature was promised to stay at a constant 75 degrees, a major relief for anyone who understands summers in the South.
In May 2014, the building was inducted into the National Register of Historical Places for the advanced structure and technology that was used in creating this building.
We can thank the original progressive owner, engineers, contractors, and architects-all of whom were from San Antonio-that created the masterpiece that stands at 115 East Travis Street that proudly houses Jasmine Engineering.
Courtesy of Antonia Citrino
Courtesy of Villa Finale
Jasmine Engineering has had the privilege of working with Harlandale ISD on major projects since 2007. The recent 2015 Bond Program has given us the opportunity to provide continuing project management services for the district.
Two major projects we are working on are the Carroll Bell Elementary School and the Vestal Elementary School facilities. Both of the facilities are totally new replacement schools and are still in the design development phase. We have met with architects and their consultants as they continue to refine the design development for each of the campuses. HISD has requested that the exterior of each school retain a more traditional look. These designs will be presented at the next regular board meeting on August 15, 2016 for direction and approval of the board.
Picture 1: Perspective Drawing of the front of Carroll Bell ES as viewed from W. Harding Boulevard, looking northeast toward Pleasanton Road
Picture 2: Perspective Drawing of the front of Vestal ES as viewed from Cantrel Drive, looking southwest
Jasmine Engineering is delighted to announce that we have been selected for Construction Inspection Services for the Huebner Creek Enhanced Conveyence NWWC Segement III Project.
Segment 3 is along Huebner Creek from the city limit line between Leon Valley and San Antonio upstream to Bandera Road.
Channel improvements proposed for this project include channel widening and realignment in order to reduce the floodplain limits in surrounding residential areas.
Some benefits of the Project will include a 73 acre in reduction of floodplains, planting and watering, refurbishing of significant trees into furniture.Number of homes previously purchased for channel excavation/widening: 42
Construction is expected to start in September and last through February of 2018.
New poll from US Green Building Council shows that more than 90 percent of Americans agree that greater investments should be put toward upgrading US public school buildings with green features
In a poll released at last year’s Greenbuild, respondents listed improved energy efficiency and an improved learning environment as the top reasons for schools to be upgraded. Results show increased support for green schools, finding that 8 out of 10 Americans support schools that create a healthy environment conducive to learning, while also saving energy, resources and money.
The study, commissioned by the Center for Green Schools at the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and sponsored by Excel Dryer, Inc., was first conducted in 2011 and again in 2013.
In 2015, saving energy was on par with improved student performance as the two biggest motives for change, followed closely by improved student and faculty health. Additional considerations included reducing environmental impacts, creating jobs, and saving tax dollars.
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