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University of Massachusetts Lincoln Campus Center Cooling Tower Upgrades, Amherst, Mass.

Architectural Engineers provided MEP/FP study, design and CA services to replace the cooling equipment in the Lincoln Campus Center high rise at UMass Amherst. AEI investigated the capital needs, and evaluated alternatives and replacement recommendations for the cooling tower and condenser water system, which were original to the building and past their useful life. An open-loop system was ultimately chosen for cost efficiency and maintainability. VFD fans and electrical basin heaters were added to enable winter operation. Due to the height and structural limitations of the building, rigging was done by helicopter instead of by crane, requiring complex coordination.

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University of Massachusetts, Amherst

CONSTRUCTION COST

$2.5M

SIZE

14-Stories

AEI SERVICES

MEP/FP

PHASES OF DESIGN

Study, Design and CA

PROJECT FEATURES

Prime House Doctor
Capital Needs Investigation
Water Quality Improvement
Roof-Top Equipment Air Lifted by Helicopter
Certified Study
c149 Filed Sub-Bids