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Center for Oral Health Care & Research


The Center for Oral Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is a new, four-story, 198,000 square foot building that houses space for both patient care and clinical training. The steel-framed structure primary façade elements consist of corrugated metal wall panels, stucco and glazed aluminum windows (both storefront and curtain wall framing).

During construction of the Center for Oral Health Care & Research project, Z6 Commissioning (Z6) mobilized to conduct performance testing of exterior components including air barrier (ASTM E1186), roof uplift (ASTM E907), air infiltration (ASTM E783), and water infiltration (ASTM E1105) testing.

Project Information

Client: University of Texas System

Location:San Antonio, Texas


  • Commissioning of the building envelope, including:
  • Air Barrier testing per ASTM E1186
  • Roof by means of thermal imaging and uplift testing per ASTM E907
  • Windows by means of Air Infiltration testing per ASTM E783
  • Water Infiltration testing by ASTM E1105 (nine windows over three mobilizations at 10%, 30% and 50% complete)

Markets: Higher Education

Project Scale: 

  • Construction cost: $96.5 million
  • Four Level, 198,000 SF

Project Status: Completed 2015

Type of Construction:  New Construction

Photo Credit:  Patrick C. Lew (Senior Project Manager/Architect – UTHSC-San Antonio)

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