HIGHER EDUCATION AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Eastern Kentucky University
Commonwealth Hall Renovation
Commonwealth Hall is a late 1960’s vintage, twenty story concrete dormitory structure, with 5,500 square feet per dorm room floor and a total area of approximately 120,000 square feet. The HVAC system is two-pipe hot-chilled water, with campus steam heat exchanger and a centrifugal chiller/tower. Most of the hot/chilled water and Steam piping Systems were original to the building. Connolly Consulting Engineers’ scope of services included replacing fan coil units and unit ventilators on six floors as part of a larger project converting dorm rooms to offices. Due to the condition of the hot/chilled piping in the building, the mechanical scope grew to include replacing the main supply and return loop piping, and all hot/chilled piping and hydronic equipment in the central mechanical room. The plumbing scope included restroom renovations on five floors and water cooler relocation.
The Old Logan County Courthouse is a three story, 17,500 square foot historic structure built in the early 1800’s. The HVAC and Lighting Renovation project began with an emergency complete piping system replacement, mandated by the Commonwealth’s boiler inspector. Because of Connolly Consulting Engineers’ experience with hydronic systems and our willingness to respond quickly, we were recommended for the project by another local Engineer.
Logan County Courthouse
HVAC System Replacement
University of Kentucky
Connolly Consulting Engineers maintains an ongoing relationship with the University of Kentucky through a master agreement for engineering services with the UK Capital Projects Management Department. This has been the delivery method for numerous projects at the Chandler Medical Center, including renovations and improvements to the Medical Center Kitchen, Operating Rooms, Central Sterile Processing, MRI imaging Suite, Samaritan Hospital, and Dental Clinic.
Connolly Consulting Engineers maintains an ongoing relationship with the Commonwealth through a master agreement for engineering services with the Commonwealth of Kentucky Division of Engineering. Projects range from “pinch-hitting” on specialized HVAC modifications resolving existing problems, to complete building HVAC replacements, to full renovations of multi-story buildings in conjunction with an architect. This has been the delivery method for approximately twenty projects, and the Commonwealth continues to be a satisfied client.
Commonwealth of Kentucky
Housing Development Alliance
Connolly Consulting Engineers’ scope of work for this 3,800 square foot, single story office building included complete mechanical, plumbing, electrical and site utilities design. Space comfort heating and cooling was designed with energy-efficient water source heat pumps served by an on-site developed geothermal loop piping system. Plumbing design included conventional waste, vent, and domestic water systems, roof drainage, and sprinkler head layout and performance specifications for a wet-type automatic fire suppression system. Electrical systems design consisted of building interior and exterior lighting and power as well as communications, security, and site lighting. Site utilities included design of sanitary sewer, storm sewer, water, gas, and electric from existing public utilities to the new building.
Additional Design Experience
A three-building, multi-level student housing and commons area complex, for which CCE was the mechanical and electrical engineer. Design included HVAC, plumbing, electrical lighting, electrical power, and fire alarm design, as well as site utilities design that included sanitary, water, natural gas, power, phone, site lighting, and cable TV.
Complete re-design of HVAC, plumbing, electrical power, and lighting for Men’s Track & Field Showers, Lounge and Lockers, and Men’s Basketball Showers, Lounge and Lockers. Additional work included HVAC, lighting, power, security, and fire alarm system upgrade in Women’s locker room, corridors, and lobby.
CCE provided HVAC and electrical engineering services for renovation of approximately 3,500 square feet of library space converted to a dozen offices and a conference room with leading technology audio/visual systems.