IPS served as the mechanical lead for construction of the new North Quadrangle Residential and Academic Complex at the University of Michigan. The new facility adds 360,000 square feet, and houses approximately 450 upper-level undergraduates and two academic learning communities. The project was constructed using Autodesk’s Revit® BIM software to coordinate utility installation between the different trades.
IPS installed the entire new HVAC systems in the 10-story facility including energy conservation equipment that reduced facility energy costs by 30 percent. Systems installed by IPS also included: Low- and high-pressure steam lines, steam condensate, and dual temperature systems. Equipment provided and installed by IPS includes heat exchangers, base-mounted and in-line hydronic pumps, expansion tanks, air handling units, fan coil units, cabinet unit heaters and finned-tube radiators.
The project finished on schedule, within budget, and with no lost-time incidents.
The North Quad Residential and Academic Complex occupies nearly an entire city block in a tight, urban location. Managing equipment and material deliveries can be challenging in such a congested area. Prior to beginning construction, IPS prepared a site logistics plan to be approved by stakeholders and communicated to other contractors in order to avoid any interference.