UMASS MORRILL 4 NORTH

AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS

B2Q was the prime contractor, engineer of record, and commissioning agent for a recently completed design build laboratory renovation in the Morrill 4N Science Center on Campus. The sensitive research lab area was comprised of 8 laboratories that were originally outfitted with pneumatic controls, served by two separate 1970’s vintage exhaust systems and lacked appropriate zone level controls, including ventilation, exhaust, temperature, humidity and lighting control.
The renovation scope of work included designing a consolidated exhaust duct system and selecting new exhaust fans with N+1 redundancy, designing and selecting an in-duct, live steam humidifier, implementing direct digital controls and VAV boxes, specifying and installing new red/white LED lighting and lab power circuits. B2Q provided turnkey implementation services including management of sub-contractors, engineering, CxA, M&V and utility incentive to design, implement, balance, commission and turnover an operating lab space within a 14-week timeline.

  • On-Call Engineering: B2Q mobilized quickly to address the Owner’s desire to renovate the lab space within a narrow window.

  • Design: Responsive engineering team with thoughtful and effective solutions.

  • All design drawings & coordination done in Revit.

  • Project Management: Dedicated day-to-day contractor oversight to keep the project on track and on budget.

  • Commissioning: Meaningful commissioning resulting in functional systems that met stringent Owner requirements.

Market:

Colleges and Universities

Services:

Building Commissioning
Implementation Services
Project Design

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