Dumac has issued both Electrical & Mechanical designs for the Acadia University Science Complex Renewal Project in Wolfville, N.S.

The project included a complete phased renovation and modernization of Elliot Hall, the exterior re-cladding of the Huggins Science Building, and the addition of a 10,000sqft science pavilion. Dumac Energy Ltd. was retained to provide complete mechanical and electrical design services for the project. The project was delivered within a very strict time constraint.

Key Features:

The mechanical design included new fume exhaust ductwork, re-use of the existing plume exhaust fans and the addition of new fans to support the increased exhaust requirements. Existing equipement was modified to provide cooling during the summer months supplied from the campus geothermal system. An additional air handling system with geothermal cooling was designed to not only supplement the supply air demands of the new fume hoods but to fit within a modest extension to the existing penthouse. A custom building automation system design provides control of the new mechanical systems.

The 10,000sqft pavilion includes a dedicated fume hood exhaust system, a new air handling unit in a dedicated mechanical penthouse and associated building automation system controls. Ductwork routings were carefully considered as space for services was limited.

Recladding of the Huggins Science Building includes removal and replacing the exterior envelope. Upgrade of the perimeter heating and associated mechanical systems was included as part of this work.

The electrical design included an energy efficient lighting and control system incorporating LED luminaires for all areas. A new electrical service entrance and distribution system was designed to handle the upgrades to the lab equipment and renovations.

The project is was designed in Revit by all consultants.

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