Size 19,000 SF Addition
84,000 SF Renovation
Building Project Summary:
R.E. Dimond and Associates designed the mechanical, electrical, communications, plumbing, and fire protection systems for the re-envisioned Student Union. In addition to being the central dining facility for over 2,200 students, the student union has meeting rooms, lounges, a bookstore, health and wellness services, and the offices of Career Services, Student Affairs, and Counseling Services.
The third-time expansion includes mechanical systems featuring high-efficiency gas-fired boilers for heating and centrifugal chillers for cooling. In addition to domestic water and sanitary systems, the plumbing design includes services to two commercial kitchens and a separate dishwashing area.
Electrical systems included LED lighting and controls for a sunshade system to decrease glare and thermal heat gain, emergency and standby power distribution, fire alarm systems, and structured cabling systems. The outside plant optical fiber cabling for the campus was relocated to accommodate the addition.