University of Colorado - Research Complex, AURORA, CO
Preconstruction & Mechanical Services
TRAUTMAN & SHREVE VALUE DELIVERED
- Design/Assist Services
- Modeled in 3-D CAD during preconstruction
- Finished mechanical services on schedule and within budget
HVAC & PLUMBING SYSTEMS SCOPE OF WORK
As one of the largest academic health centers west of the Mississippi, Research 1 planned to house research oriented biomedical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical operations with
world-class scientists affiliation.
Plumbing Systems Installation Services included:
- Exotic automatic animal watering controlled and monitored by the facility’s B.A.S. (Building Automation System)
- Deionized water system that served 22 levels of research laboratories
- Domestic hot water, domestic cold water, natural gas, medical vacuum, medical air, compressed air, oxygen, carbon dioxide, helium, nitrogen, liquid nitrogen, sewage ejector pit, and sump pit.
HVAC Systems Installation Services included:
Process chilled water supply, process chilled water return, chilled water supply, chilled water return, hot water supply, hot water return, low pressure steam, medium pressure steam, low pressure condensate, emergency chilled water supply & return, and vaporized hydrogen peroxide.
HEALTHCARE FACILITY BACKGROUND
The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center is comprised of the following schools: Graduate, Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Pharmacy. This renowned cluster of health sciences institutions includes 2 teaching hospitals, the University of Colorado Hospital and Colorado Psychiatric Health, the NCI designated University of Colorado Cancer Center, and a constellation of research and treatment institutions that are listed among the most prestigious in the country.
MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION OBJECTIVES
To accommodate the thousands of students, faculty, staff, patients and their families from all over the world that stream in and out of the buildings everyday, the University of Colorado Health Sciences is continually upgrading and expanding its mechanical plumbing and HVAC systems.
DESIGN/ASSIST & BIM SOLUTIONS
The original mechanical construction design/assist project required Trautman & Shreve, Inc. to take the lead with development of 3-D CAD fully coordinated drawings. These Building Information Modeling (BIM) diagrams included schematics for structural, electrical, fire protection, mechanical and plumbing systems. In doing so, Trautman & Shreve identified architectural, structural, and other discipline conflicts to coordinate proper preconstruction documentation prior to construction. This provided significant efficiencies in the field through a maximized fabrication process while eliminating the need for rework.