Bowling Green State University selected IPS as the Construction Manager at Risk for the Centrex Electrical Load Center Project. This project is part of an ongoing campus electrical modernization program. The program includes elimination of two (2) Electrical Load Centers and the conversion of key campus buildings from 4.16kV power delivery to 12.47kV power delivery serving the east campus area and central academic core. The removal of the 4.16kV load centers will upgrade the electrical distribution feeders and transformers to nine (9) key academic, residence life, and athletic buildings, and will allow Harshman Residence Hall to be demolished as planned for and described per the Campus Master Plan.
This project consists of converting primary electrical feeders from 4.16kV to 12.47kV for (1) Fine Arts Building (2 feeds), (2) Mileti Alumni Center, (3) Kreischer Quadrangle, (4) Ice Arena, (5) Perry Stadium, (6) Business Administration, (7) Olscamp Hall, (8) Education and (9) Memorial Hall. Upon completing the conversions. IPS removed the existing 4.16kV load centers located in Ice Arena and Perry Stadium.
In addition IPS, re-fed Conklin Hall from a different switch, and provided new feeds from existing and new building transformers. Primary switches to serve new, more energy-efficient building transformers.
IPS and the design firm were selected at the same time, so they could work closely with Value Engineering and Constructability Reviews. This collaboration paid huge dividends saving BGSU over $2 million dollars from their initial budget. This savings is now being used to fund additional infrastructure projects throughout the BGSU campus.