University of Houston – Capital Renewal Project

Houston, Texas

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ccrd provided a detailed load assessment, equipment condition assessment and system performance analysis for sixty-one buildings on the main campus at the University of Houston. ccrd provided on-site personnel to perform extensive building surveys, gathering data of the current load conditions, central plant equipment condition assessments and systems operating conditions (16,000 tons cooling). ccrd personnel worked closely with the facilities department to gain an accurate perspective of the campus’ current operation and their goals. This master plan consisted of a $50 million campus infrastructure/building stabilization program and had a 24-month duration. A comprehensive report for each building was prepared to provide the campus with detailed system upgrades/improvements required and recommended, as well as a recommended maintenance program, to meet their long range planning goals.

ccrd provided analysis of the mechanical and electrical systems at the University for an energy services contractor/cogeneration program development study. The study was a comprehensive program designed to ensure the proper engineering analysis for long-range planning and lost control for expansion and renovation of existing mechanical and electrical systems. The electrical expansion includes the development of a new 13.8 KV substation and three miles of 13.8 KV underground high voltage distribution to the central plant.

ccrd provided engineering services to the campus for developing updated chilled water computer flow model both in computer and flow diagrams to reflect the latest configuration on campus and the associated flows. Based on input from U of H operations team, ccrd input new flow requirements for new building loops and simulated the effects on the current central plant for energy efficiency operational purposes.

Owner: University of Houston System
Construction Cost: $15 million

Scope of Services:
Prime Design Consultant

MEP Analysis
MEP Design
Master Plan Study