University of Denver - Central Utility Plant, DENVER, CO
Mechanical System Upgrades: HVAC & Piping Systems Retrofit
TRAUTMAN & SHREVE VALUE DELIVERED
Trautman & Shreve, Inc. was contracted to provide several central plant mechanical systems upgrades and added underground utility piping to support the growth of the campus. The initial project was to install one 700-ton industrial centrifugal chiller and cooling tower as well as necessary HVAC pump upgrades. The replacement of the entire condenser water piping system with an upsized piping system to support the added chilled water capacity was also required.
MECHANICAL PIPING SCOPE OF WORK
The 2,100 lf of steam, condensate and chilled water utility piping associated with this project included a 48-inch diameter bore, 32 foot long, 16 foot deep in order to reroute piping under the street. In addition, new mechanical piping services were added for the new 449,000 square-foot College of Law building.
EDUCATION FACILITY BACKGROUND
University of Denver was founded in 1864, making it the oldest independent institution of higher education in the Rocky Mountain region. The College of Law opened its doors in 1892, pioneering legal education on America’s frontier and graduating many of the attorneys and judges who built the legal structure of America’s Mountain West.
MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION OBJECTIVES
The Denver University is growing and it was necessary to accommodate the many students, staff, and administrative growth with upgraded mechanical piping and HVAC systems.
COMMERCIAL HVAC RETROFIT SOLUTIONS
Once the mechanical construction project started, Trautman & Shreve was asked to value engineer a replacement for an existing inefficient 350-ton chiller. They maximized the replacement cooling unit by selecting a 500-ton industrial chiller. The commercial HVAC retrofit work inside the building was completed, without interruptions, while classes were being conducted.