Harris Branch Apartments
Harris Branch Apartments is a multifamily community that is S.M.A.R.T. designated. The S.M.A.R.T.™ (Safe, Mixed-Income, Accessible, Reasonably-priced, Transit-Oriented) Housing Policy Initiative is designed to stimulate the production of housing for low and moderate income Residents of Austin. This project obtained a Smart Housing permit and was also designed to satisfy the Austin Energy Green Building standards.
Encotech was retained to provide Structural, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering services for this 12 building, 295,000 square foot complex consisting of four building types. The HVAC design feature air-cooled DX systems. All site structures were wood framed and supported by a slab-on-grade foundation systems. In addition to the MEP services for the apartment buildings and clubhouse, Encotech sized the pool electrical panel to ensure adequate power and capacity.