Mark Ulrick Engineers, Inc. provided mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering/design for various spaces on the Street and Terrace levels. We were part of a larger design team headed by MGA Architects. A $147.4-million residential complex at North Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenues, where the University Services Building previously stood, will provide more than 1,000 student beds, student dining, retail space and a parking facility.
Category: Commercial & Offices
Mark Ulrick Engineers, Inc. performed construction management services for the Comcast Center in Philadelphia which is the largest LEED Gold and tallest building in Pennsylvania. The Building consists of a 58 story floor framing with concrete core office tower with an 80 feet glass cube at top. Our responsibilities included providing Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Project Management and Coordination (owner’s representation) for review of shop drawings, quality control review, construction review/inspection, certification of estimates for payment to contractors, change order review and perform assembly/review of as-built drawings.
2.0 University Place
Philadelphia, PA – Mark Ulrick Engineers, Inc. performed the tenant fitout design for the 100,000 SF five story facility located in West Philadelphia as part of the Green Corridor. The building was awarded LEED Platinum status. The General Service Administration occupies the first three floors. Our responsibilities was to provide Mechanical/ Electrical/ Plumbing included design of a chilled beam system with a rooftop energy recovery ventilating unit, power with system furniture and LED lighting systems.
Byrne – Green Federal Office Building
William J. Green, Jr. – Federal Office Building, Philadelphia, PA: Air Handling Unit Replacement (32 units) for 600,000 SF, 11 Story Federal Office Building located at 7th and Arch Streets. This project was part of the ARRA stimulus program. The project requirements were to replace thirty two multi-zone air handling units that were original equipment for the 1970s facility. Our responsibilities included all necessary mechanical, electrical and building control design for variable air volume (VAV) air handling units, with VAV boxes and relief fans. We recommended the use of polarization type filters with a minimum MERV 13 rating giving the owner the ability to reduce the ventilation rates below ASHRAE 62.1-2007 requirements. We performed energy modeling calculations utilizing Carrier’s HAP E20II program to show the energy savings from the original system and after implementation of the polarization filtration.
Ace American Insurance
ACE American Insurance Corporate Headquarters, Philadelphia, PA – The ACE building consists of two distinct structures located at 436 Walnut Street in Philadelphia. The north portion (The North Building) of the facility was constructed in 1924 is approximately 84,000 square foot with eight floors, a basement, sub-basement and a penthouse. The south portion (The South Building) of the facility was constructed in 1974 is approximately 260,000 square foot, with twelve floors, a basement and a penthouse. The combined square footage of both buildings is approximately 344,000 square foot. Mark Ulrick Engineers Inc. was responsible for the complete MEP infrastructure design and construction administration. Our work included provisions for 3000/4000KVA double-ended substation for an upgraded electrical service, provisions for a new primary-secondary chilled water piping systems by joining both building’s central plant and design of a central 120,000 CFM custom rooftop air handling unit system to serve the North Building.
The Convention Center Parking Facility
Philadelphia, PA: Across the street from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, this new 540 car approximately 100,000 SF parking facility will contain 16,000 SF of street level retail. Mark Ulrick Engineers, Inc. is responsible for mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design and construction administration. Sustainable features of the project include architectural fabric facade, green roof, LED lighting and electric car charging stations.
Greater Grays Ferry Estates Office Building
Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia Housing Authority Headquarters, New 30,000 SF, three story office and community building at the Grays Ferry site. Mark Ulrick Engineers, Inc. responsibilities included mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design. Our first floor design included fan coil and ceiling hung air handling units to serve classroom, meeting room, multipurpose room and office room spaces. Our design included rooftop packaged VAV for the second and third floor open floor office space. Our responsibilities were to coordinate with PHA all requirements for state of the art tele/data, security and camera systems. Our design included tie-ins and coordination with all site utilities and utility companies.
PA Convention Center Authority – Administration Building
Philadelphia, PA – PCCA Administration Building, 90,000 SF, 22 Story office building renovation at Broad and Arch Streets. Mark Ulrick Engineers, Inc. is responsible for the design of the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems for the facility. As part of the addition to the existing Pennsylvania Convention Center, our responsibilities are to provide design of the new systems with tie-ins to central chilled and hot water piping fed from the Center’s central plant. Our work includes providing new electrical service, lighting & power, design of a four pipe fan coil unit system, stairwell pressurization for smoke relief, new sanitary & domestic water and new wet sprinkler systems.
Usace, Non-medical Chemical And Biological Facility
A joint venture between Bradley Enterprises, Inc. and Nason Construction, Inc. was formed for a design-build contract by the General Services Administration. The 75,000 SF facilities utilized Building Information Modeling (BIM) during design. The three-story facility provides administrative support areas for 360 military and civilian personnel. State-of-the-art Department of Defense Anti-Terrorism Standards was incorporated into the design. The building is registered for LEED Silver Certification. MUEI’s responsibilities included complete project management/owner’s representation for the installation of the mechanical and electrical building systems.