Tennessee Tech University Engineering Building Special Technologies

Acoustics, audio-visual, communications, and intelligent buildings systems for student-centered, interdisciplinary spaces used by all departments in the College of Engineering. The building is programmed around the concept of intelligent infrastructure, along with open, flexible, and reconfigurable spaces to promote multipurpose use and collaborative learning.

The Intelligent Building Platform for the project includes an Open-framework Digital Twin that integrates the campus building automation system, lighting controls and metering to a common platform. This platform also models the building sequence of operations and energy model to provide an analytical tool for exploring “what-if” scenarios.

Wake Forest University Engineering Department Renovation

Renovation of the Engineering Department in the Wake Downtown campus building, including teaching studios and classrooms, teaching labs, research labs, the Innovation Studio, and common areas. The Innovation Studio provides makerspace, including 3D printers, solder stations, circuit board printers, and a machine shop.

Emory University School of Medicine Ophthalmology Renovations

Renovation of 2,300 square feet on the Tunnel Level and 10,000 square feet on Level Two of The Emory Clinic Building B for the Emory School of Medicine Ophthalmology. The facility includes wet laboratories, support spaces, offices, conference rooms, and storage/equipment rooms.

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College Science and Nursing Facility Low Voltage Systems

Security, communications, and audio-visual systems for a science and nursing facility including a large tiered classroom, a small tiered classroom, a nursing skills laboratory, and a patient simulator laboratory.

Audio-Visual

Energy efficient audio-visual systems include HD projection displays, web-based videoconferencing, wireless presentation, voice reinforcement, and a ceiling-mounted document camera to capture nursing simulations.

Communications

Communications systems include structured cabling to support voice/data communications, and outside plant telecommunications to support campus backbone connectivity.

Security

Access control system and IP video surveillance.

Augusta University Center for Pharmacy and Experimental Therapeutics

Conversion of offices and classrooms in the HM Building to house a research laboratory and support space. The facility is occupied by the University of Georgia Pharmacy Program and located on the Augusta University campus.

Lenoir-Rhyne University Minges Science Building Addition and Renovation

The Alex and Lee George Hall, a 30,500 square foot expansion of the Minges Science Building, houses state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms for biology, chemistry, zoology, anatomy and physiology, botany, ecology and conservation, physics and genetics. The project includes a 33,360 square foot renovation of the Second Floor of the Minges Science Building to support faculty offices. The facility promotes increased student and faculty collaboration and team learning and inspires the pursuit of knowledge in science and technology to improve the lives of citizens of North Carolina.

Duke Health Medical Sciences Research Building III

A high-rise laboratory building including five laboratory floors, a 8,200 square foot vivarium, offices, a cafe, and a seminar room as well as animal holding rooms and cage washing equipment to support research for the School of Medicine. The project included replacement of an existing generator with a new 1.5 MW diesel engine-generator set that served three buildings (MSRB III, OESO, and the Vivarium). Sustainable features include energy recovery systems, lighting controls, and condensate recovery systems.

University of Georgia Veterinary Medical Center

The Veterinary Medical Center comprises the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, including the Cora Nunnally Miller Small Animal Teaching Hospital, and a 24,000 square foot academic building. The teaching hospital accommodates both large and small animals and includes large and small animal operating rooms and surgery suites, imaging and instructional spaces for veterinary students, offices for clinical faculty and staff, and outdoor space for animals.  The facility also includes a pharmacy with storage areas, a drug vault, prescription pick up areas, offices, and a work area, as well as a USP 797-compliant sterile compound area with positive and negative ante rooms and hazardous materials area. The academic building, used by third-year veterinary students, includes a 160 seat auditorium, an eighty seat classroom, two forty seat classrooms, reception and dining space, as well as a food service station. Sustainable features include daylight harvesting, condensate recovery for cooling tower makeup, lighting controls, demand control ventilation, air change setbacks, low flow plumbing fixtures, auxiliary condensers for preheating domestic water, energy recovery wheels, condensing boilers, and a heat pump chiller.

University of Georgia Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Building

The Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Building is a warehouse facility housing support laboratories and a commercial kitchen with sensory testing areas, for the development and commercialization of new food products and processes. The facility is located on the University of Georgia Griffin campus and supports engineers, microbiologists, chemists, consumer sensory scientists, and research chefs from the university and the private sector. Laboratory space includes areas for cold temperature work, wet processing, dry processing, as well as quality control laboratories. This project is pursuing Georgia Peach Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Construction certification.

University of Georgia Center for Molecular Medicine

Expansion of the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC) to house the Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM) featuring laboratories and a 7,500 square foot vivarium. Research support space includes cell culture facilities, environmental rooms, microscopy space, faculty offices, and a conference room. This project is pursuing Georgia Peach Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Construction certification.

Awards

This project is the recipient of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia Facilities Officers Conference Innovation Design and Technology Award 2017.