Size: 368,000 SF (4 towers)
Construction Completed: Summer, 2018
Building Project Summary:
R.E. Dimond and Associates provided MEPT design services for the renovation of four 12-story residential halls at Indiana State University’s Sycamore Towers: Mills Hall, Blumburg Hall, Cromwell Hall and Rhoads Hall. Each of the renovated residence halls house approximately 366 beds, gathering/lounge areas, vending areas and laundry facilities.
R.E. Dimond and Associates utilized advanced building energy modeling to help the university determine the most energy efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems that optimize air flow specifically for dorms. An energy recovery wheel, DDC temperature control system, variable speed room fan coils, and utility metering were also incorporated into the design.
Electrical work included emergency generators, power wiring to all devices, LED lighting, fire alarms and state-of-the art technology systems. All areas are sprinklered and supported by a fire pump. Domestic water is distributed via a low pressure system for lower floors and high pressure system for upper floors.
The completed renovation of Indiana State University’s Sycamore Towers demonstrates the viability of renovating large legacy buildings on university campuses.