The scope of this project included the demolition of an existing building to allow for the construction of this facility. Mussett Nicholas Associates provided the MEP design for this building, which included the consolidation of several laboratories on campus into this facility. The building was constructed within an existing campus, directly adjacent to three (3) other buildings. The building comprised BSL-2 laboratories, support spaces, material storage, environmental test chambers, and administrative areas. The building included GMP areas with temperature and humidity requirements.
MODEL:The design utilized Revit as the BIM modeling software. During design, coordination was accomplished with consultants exchanging models and the use of Navisworks for clash detection. During the construction, the various construction trades used BIM for coordination. MNA actively participated with the contractors during these coordination efforts.
MEP SYSTEMS: The building systems included:
Cooling Water (for Chilled Beams)
Air Handling Units with Energy Recovery
Desiccant Dehumidification Unit
Back-Up Generator Power
Lighting Control System
High Purity Water
Building Management System
AHUs with Energy Recovery
AHUs with Sensible Wheels
Ductwork and AHUs Designed for Low Air Velocity
Piping Designed for Low Water Velocity
Chilled Beam HVAC System to Reduce Simultaneous Heating/Cooling.
Lighting Control Systems with Daylight Harvesting
Produced With, or Cooling Systems Utilizing, Halogenated Hydrocarbon Refrigerants Were Not Allowed
COMMISSIONING/TURN-OVER: MNA provided assistance through collaboration with a 3rd party commissioning agent during initial start-up and functional tests. In addition, MNA attended training sessions with the commissioning agent, equipment vendors, contractors, and the owner during the turnover phase of the project. This provided the owner’s facility team a complete perspective of the project compared to conventional training sessions
Mussett Nicholas Associates provided the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering for the Notre Dame Alliance for Catholic Education Building. This project was completed using BIM modeling software.