Project Scope:

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.

$175mil. Total Construction
$9.7mil. Project Cost
360,000SF Facility Size
6/2010 Completion Date
24 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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