Project Scope:
IPS was contracted to do interior demolition and structural modification. This was done so IPS could install 2 large chillers. The new chillers are to supply central chilled water for 5 buildings on the southwest portion of the BGSU campus. This included removal and replacement of existing chilled water systems in each building. A large portion of the project was performed over a 2 month period, installing an underground infrastructure to connect the buildings to the main central chiller supply.

Challenges:
IPS worked closely with BGSU facility, staff members and student organizations to keep the campus fully open for scheduled classes and activities while working on the job site. The IPS Project Management team updated BGSU officials weekly about the job progress and necessary changes to the schedule so they could relay information to students and staff.

$11.4mil. Total Construction
$11.4mil. Project Cost
50,000SF Facility Size
2016 Completion Date
12 Project Duration
Bid Build Delivery Method

Project Scope:

IPS was contracted by BGSU for this Central Heat Plant to Shatzel Hall Tunnel Restoration project. This included the replacement of the deteriorated Heat Plant Tunnel tunnel top below Thurstin Street and tunnel vault wall, pipe anchoring, and top where the secondary backup steam line enters the tunnel as it turns to the east under the parking lot heading towards Shatzel Hall, replacement of several deteriorated pipe rack supports in various locations throughout the entire tunnel, removal and replacement of up to five tunnel top expansion joints, insulating the pumped and high pressure condensate lines, plus installation of new LED lights and tunnel ventilation kiosks, etc. The utilities were contained within the tunnel system. The high pressure steam and the condensate lines were active during the construction of the tunnel renovation. IPS protected the piping located under Thurstin Ave during the replacement of the tunnel top and the walls in this area when the tunnel top was removed. IPS secured this area from accidental entry with proper protection (i.e. fencing, barricades, and signage) for the duration of the tunnel top replacement.

Challenges:

IPS dealt with the water infiltration and uninsulated piping issues before making any repairs to the tunnel structures. IPS replaced the section of the Heating Plant Tunnel for the portion under Thurstin Street. This tunnel top replacement required the removal of the roadway surface and the subbase located over the tunnel. This work was planned to be done for half of the tunnel at time to limit the disruption to traffic flow and locations and waterproofing to prevent future water infiltration from occurring.

IPS
8/2018 Delivery Method
N/A Delivery Method
Bid Build Delivery Method
$938,800 Total Construction
$ 901,000 Project Cost
8/2018 Completion Date
N/A Project Duration
Bid Build Delivery Method

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