Scope of Project:
The first two dormitories in a quad of 5 similar buildings have been renovated to date. Crispell Hall was completed in 2011 and LeFevre Hall was completed in 2014. A third dormitory (Bevier Hall) is currently under design for construction in 2016. All projects have a similar scope of work which completely guts the interior of the 1960’s era buildings and re-configures the spaces from double-loaded corridor type layout to suite style rooms with common lounges and more private toilet rooms.
The original construction resulted in extremely tight floor to floor heights of 8 feet or less in places and mechanical and electrical coordination was critically important to produce quality construction documents. The renovation completely transformed the tired double-loaded double room layout to suite concept living units totally 200 beds with lounges and suite toilet rooms. The entire mechanical, electrical, plumbing systems were replaced and the building was provided with a new fire protection system. These buildings were certified as LEED Gold.
Engineering services included HVAC, Electrical and Fire Protection (sprinkler) systems design.The new heating system included individually controlled fin tube radiation in each bedroom and other hydronic terminal units throughout the building. The existing campus high temperature hot water system was used as the primary heat source and was converted in the basement to standard temperature hydronic heating temperatures. Air conditioning was provided in the Resident Advisor apartment. A new ventilation system included both supply make-up air and new exhaust system utilizing energy recovery air handling units. A resident laundry utilized variable flow exhaust and make-up air systems to minimize energy usage.
All new electrical distribution was run throughout the building. All new energy efficient lighting was designed throughout the building. Data was be provided in each bedroom as well as through a building-wide wireless system. Door access control was provided throughout building utilizing campus standard for integration to existing proximity card system. Also, a fully addressable fire alarm system was designed.