• 4-story “high-bay” wing for research in robotics and industrial technology
• 8-story laboratory wing with computer aided drafting, manufacturing laboratories and computer center
• 3-story, 17,000 SF clean room containing Class 10 and Class 100 research facilities for integrated circuit technology in the design and development of computer chips
The high-technology facility also included additional laboratories, offices, and seminar / conference rooms.
Our mechanical design varied in each of the three (3) wings. The 4-story high-bay wing had its own VAV air handling system. The 8-story laboratory and office wing required a separate air handler for make-up air to labs and offices with peripheral heat pumps and interior fan-coil. The 3-story clean room wing provided piping and mechanical equipment on the first floor, flexible duct and HEPA filters on the second floor and recirculating fans on the third floor.
Electric service was provided from the campus main service substation by dual radial 5 KV feeders, terminating in 5 KV switchgear. The 5KV feeder switches served two (2) double ended unit substations. Each unit substation had two (2) 1,500 KVA transformers. One (1) unit substation of 277/480 volts secondary served the building mechanical load and fluorescent lighting. The second unit substation at 120/208 volts secondary served the labs and general requirements. Electric distribution combined conduit and bus duct risers to provide maximum flexibility for present and future needs.
Project completed by K&L Group, A Division of MG Engineering