Arden Engineering has started a new renovation and systems upgrade project for UMass Dartmouth’s Science and Engineering (SENG) building. This high-priority project will address the building’s essential systems, which have reached their end-of-life cycle. Upgrade and repair work will be carried out for the building’s envelope, roof, HVAC system, fire alarm, sprinkler system, and accessibility. The building will remain two-thirds occupied during construction which will take place in three phases. The project is scheduled for completion in June 2022.
New equipment being installed will include (3) rooftop AHUs, (89) MAHUs within classroom and lab spaces, (28) exhaust fans, CUH’s, and FCU’s. Upgrades for the mechanical room consist of a new chiller, pumps, VFDs, heat exchangers, a chemical treatment system, and a cooling tower.
Arden Engineering’s VDC (Virtual Design & Construction) team is working closely with sister company and sheet metal subcontractor Unique Metal Works. Unique is using a 3D Modeling/BIM workflow for their extensive ductwork scope. 3D scanning equipment and layout mapping software will also ensure accuracy for equipment and duct being installed within very confined spaces.