Tower Engineering, Inc. provided HVAC, plumbing and fire protection engineering services for the restoration of Waynesburg University’s Stewart Hall, a 60,000 sq. ft. health science building that provides classrooms, administrative offices, and laboratories for coursework in chemistry, physics, biology, anatomy, physiology, and nursing.
This project presented an extreme challenge for the design and construction teams, who were tasked to restore the building in its entirety, including all piping and ductwork serving HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems, the entire electrical system, the exterior walls and glazing, and the roof – while keeping the building in service. And, the servers for the University’s computer network are located in the building and couldn’t be disturbed.
The $25M multi-phased construction project accomplished the University’s goals in four years.
A state of the art four-pipe fan coil system with demand controlled, dedicated outside air and VAV make-up for VAV laboratory exhaust was installed to maximize thermal comfort and minimize energy use.