Bridgers and Paxton Consulting Engineers Inc.: Albuquerque Public Schools Community Stadium

New construction of a sports/entertainment/convention center facility.
By Bridgers & Paxton Consulting Engineers Inc. August 14, 2014

APS Community Stadium. Courtesy: Bridgers & Paxton Consulting Engineers Inc.Engineering firm: Bridgers & Paxton Consulting Engineers Inc.
2014 MEP Giants rank: 54
Project: Albuquerque Public Schools Community Stadium
Address: Albuquerque, N.M., U.S.
Building type: Sports/entertainment/convention center facility
Project type: New construction
Engineering services: HVAC/mechanical, plumbing/piping, and other
Project timeline: 4/9/2014 to 8/29/2013
MEP/FP budget: $38,000,000

Challenges

The project called for an energy-efficient stadium. The team used water harvesting, geothermal wells for HVAC systems, and the photovoltaic array to achieve LEED Silver certification.

Solutions

The team designed geothermal systems at the four corners of the stadium complex to increase the energy efficiency of the complex.