Project Scope:

Kreischer Quad is a residential facility hosting four connected dormitories on the Bowling Green State University (BGSU) campus.  In 2010, BGSU began a project to upgrade the mechanical and electrical systems residence halls in the Kreischer Quad.

IPS furnished and installed all new air handler coils, motors, and piping in multiple locations within the quad. IPS was also responsible for equipment purchasing, damper/sheet metal installation, wall demolition, insulation, balancing, duct cleaning, roofing, painting, and temperature controls.

The work resulted in a more energy efficient facility due to the new piping and duct work that allows for better air flow and ventilation.

Challenges:

All upgrades were done during the school year, and IPS took great consideration to make safety a top priority. Access to the mechanical rooms was occasionally limited due to the small access doors. This, in return, made equipment installation difficult.

Shut down of the existing HVAC systems had to be kept to a minimum due to the building’s current occupancy. Even with these minor challenges, IPS was able to complete the project on time.

$3.5mil. Total Construction
$545k Project Cost
55,000SF Facility Size
12/2010 Completion Date
10 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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