50,000 – 85,000 sq. ft. | $300,000 to $4 million | August 2012
Barton Education provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection design for numerous teaching and research lab renovations within the existing 85,000 square foot Science Center and the connecting 50,000 square foot McCreary Hall. These renovations have ranged from single lab renovations to the complete replacement of mechanical and electrical systems within McCreary Hall. Research lab renovations have included chemistry labs, microbiology labs and biology labs. Additionally, Barton has been involved with testing and certification of fume hoods and energy conservation efforts within the Science Center through modification of the central fume hood exhaust systems. HVAC systems have included 100% outside air variable air volume air handling units with heat recovery coils and coupled with central campus steam and chilled water and variable air volume boxes in served spaces. Exhaust air systems have included central fume hood exhaust with variable air volume boxes in served spaces. Plumbing systems have included domestic water, water for lab use, and water supplies for emergency showers and eye washes all provided with dedicated systems, each protected by dedicated backflow preventers. Labs were provided with natural gas, water, vacuum, distilled water and compressed air systems. Electrical systems have included lighting, power interface with lab equipment, emergency and normal power distribution, tele/data, and security and fire alarm systems.