Project Scope:

In order to consolidate facilities and resources into a single-area campus, Bryan City Schools approved the new construction of a 150,000-sf building to house grades 6 through 12. IPS was selected to install the HVAC System for the project.

IPS installed the chilled water distribution system consisting of above-ground cooling towers and buried ice storage tanks that produce and hold ice. This ice storage system reduces energy consumption costs by producing the ice at night and using the ice during the day to help cool the buildings. The system is also equipped with sound reduction technologies that are imperative in a learning environment.

While constructing the heating system, IPS installed boilers with a variable-flow heating water distribution system. The Building Automation System (BAS) controls all HVAC aspects of the complex, and is integrated to monitor electrical usage based on peak loading conditions.


To ensure the facility was ready for students by the start of the 2016-2017 school year, the project required fast-track scheduling. Multiple trades were scheduled to complete work concurrently throughout the building. IPS coordinated work with other trade contractors to avoid any interference.

$35mil. Total Construction
$xxmil. Project Cost
150,000SF Facility Size
8/2016 Completion Date
4 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.


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.

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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