Dallas, Texas –- JQ Infrastructure announced today that it is providing structural engineering services for the City of Fort Worth’s newest animal care and adoption campus, currently under construction, according to JQ’s Fort Worth principal Carlo Taddei.
The new, eight-acre animal care campus is located adjacent to the City’s North Service Center and Drop-Off Station at 301 Hillshire Drive in the city’s fast-growing far northern area near the intersection of Highway 81 and Hicks Road. Voters approved $13.7 million in the 2018 bond election to build this new state-of-the-art animal care facility. Groundbreaking ceremonies on the project took place on January 8, 2020.
JQ’s scope of engagement includes providing structural engineering for the complex, which will include a one-story facility designed to house 300 pets along with space for potential adopters to meet pets; a veterinary clinic with surgery and triage units; staff work spaces and indoor kennels with attached outdoor spaces.
“This much needed municipal facility will provide important pet adoption and education services, and an outstanding environment for care,” says Taddei.
The facility consists of seven buildings oriented in a semi-circular fashion around an existing pond with native prairie landscape. The campus was designed with sustainability in mind utilizing natural light for the buildings, recycled steel for the superstructure and cladding, durable finishes with low-VOC content, native planting, walking trails and maximizing green space.
The project was designed by PGAL and the Construction Manager at Risk is Muckleroy & Falls. Construction is targeted for completion in January 2021.
Founded in 1984, JQ provides structural and civil engineering, geospatial and facility performance services throughout the United States. The firm is considered a leader in engineering design innovation and technology to support its complex, multi-state and multi-market projects. Nationally, JQ has been recognized as a “Best Place to Work” and as a “Hot Firm” by Zweig Group. JQ has offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Lubbock, and San Antonio. For more information, visit the company’s website at: www.jqeng.com.