Cost $2.2 million
Size 13,800 SF Addition
Building Project Summary:
Rose Hulman Institute of Technology had a vision to renovate the pre-existing Innovation Center as well as design a new lab building to serve as a metaphorical “bridge” between curricular and co-curricular activities on campus.
Challenges included moving the functions of an old lab as well as accommodating existing and new heating and air conditioning priorities with soon to be updated central chilled water plant and boilers.
The University chose R.E. Dimond and Associates to design a system to accommodate for future transitions, provide MEP design for The Bridge/Kremer Innovation Center, and renovation of the BIC building.
The mechanical design supports infrastructure necessary for a fluids laboratory, wind tunnel testing equipment, and an Engine Dynamometer Lab with engine cells for gas and diesel engines and cooling and air circulation exhaust systems. MEP design included re-routing of chilled/hot water lines, as well as the use of fan coils and energy recovery ventilation units. Power, lighting, electrical, fire alarm systems, plumbing, and IT were connected to campus systems.