Mechanical and electrical engineering services for renovations at the existing 9,000 square foot school building located on the Morgan State University campus. The areas consisted of classrooms for kindergarten, toddlers and pre-school students as well as offices, restrooms, offices and computer rooms.
- The renovation area was divided into three comfort zones. Each comfort zone was served by a split air conditioning unit equipped with steam heating coil. The split air conditioning units consisted of an indoor air handling unit and an outdoor Condensing unit. Existing low pressure steam was utilized to feed the steam heating coils of the new AHUs. Existing window openings were used to locate louvers to provide the required ventilation air to the AHUs which serve areas with high occupancy.
- Most of the existing steam convectors within the renovated areas were removed. Existing overhead piping and boiler feed water tank and pump system were relocated to accommodate the new ceiling height and floor plan respectively.
- The plumbing task consisted of selecting pluming fixtures for restrooms and sinks for various rooms. Related sanitary, vent, domestic cold and hot water piping for pluming fixtures were provided. An electric water heater with re-circulating pump was selected to serve the fixtures in the renovated areas.
- Studied the existing power distribution system to determine the adequacy of available power. Provided a new 480/277 volt panelboard and a new 75kva transformer for serving a new 120/208v panelboard.
- Provided design of new power distribution system serving new air conditioning, heating, motors, kitchen, receptacle and lighting loads.
- Designed the lighting system and interior lighting calculations for all renovated areas. Light fixtures included fluorescent recessed 2x4 lights, recessed downlighting, battery powered emergency egress and exit lighting.
- Designed the new fire alarm system, telephone/data and power.