Brown University

Central Heat Plant

Project Overview

The Utility Systems Renewal and Upgrade Project supported Brown University’s broad-sweeping Academic Enrichment Initiative. This significant project included Arden’s work to renew, expand, and upgrade the campus’s central heat plant from the original 1968 construction.

Project Specifications

Contract Amount: $1,000,000

Total Project Value: $4,000,000

Construction Manager: Bond Brothers, Inc.

Mechanical Engineer: WM Group

Schedule: Multi-phased over three years

Facility Type: Higher Education

Project Location: Providence, RI

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Services Provided

Retrofit

HVAC

Plumbing

Fabrication

Highlights / Achievements

Installed control valves, circulation pump motors and frequency drives on existing HTHW system

Replaced existing cooling tower and installed new pump controls

3D coordination and phased scheduling ensured minimal disruption to campus life

Value Delivered

Over the course of a three year multi-phased schedule, Arden managed the upgrade of various systems within the central heat plant facility. This included the installation of new control valves, circulation pump motors and frequency drives on the existing heat and hot water system; the replacement of the existing cooling tower; and the construction of a new fuel heating system. Arden’s expertise with 3D coordination and phased scheduling ensured new systems were brought online with minimal disruption to campus life.