Mark Ulrick Engineers, Inc. as part of a larger design team, performed plumbing and fire protection design for the approximately 200,000 SF three story high school facility. The facility houses approximately 476 students and includes, IT networking academy, law leadership, culinary arts, gymnasium, swimming pool and an automotive training facility. The automotive facility housed three bays with compressed air, hydraulic lifts with below-slab drainage with an oil interceptor system.
West Chester University Site Geothermal System
West Chester University, West Chester, PA: As part of a design team that included another engineering firm and an architectural firm, Mark Ulrick Engineers, Inc. (MUEI) prepared design documentation for Phase II construction of a the campus wide construction of the geothermal well system. Our design included documentation of 160 geothermal wells, site distribution system, 32 circuit well flushing vault and existing main tie-ins. The piping system was exclusively a high density polyethleyne (HDPE) material. We were responsible for geothermal well calculations for proper well depth, pipe sizing and construction observation/inspection.
Philadelphia, PA: Mark Ulrick Engineers, Inc. is providing 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.
Science, Education, and Research Building
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA: Mark Ulrick Engineers, Inc. is providing mechanical engineering support as part of a larger design team headed by USA Architects and ARC/Architectural Resources. The project is a new, 260,000 square foot multi-story laboratory building for Temple University’s main campus in Philadelphia. The new facility will improve and expand the science and engineering programs, incorporate high tech classrooms, lecture halls and collaboration space. Features include a two-story atrium serving as a gateway to the new research corridor linking to the existing engineering building, flexible laboratory space designed to accommodate both wet and dry labs and basement designed to accommodate specialized, vibration sensitive imaging and characterization equipment.
Cheyney University, Cheyney University, 22, 000 GSF, DGS No. 403-75, Renovation of Carnegie Building. Project includes approximately 3,200 SF historic wing with gathering room and class room spaces. The remaining portions of the building includes classrooms, multi-media room, office and mechanical spaces. Mark Ulrick Engineers, Inc. responsibility’s included complete mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection renovations. HVAC systems included a four-piped fan coil unit system with rooftop and central station air handling equipment. Central steam was utilized and converted to hot water for heating. A new gas service was brought to the building to supply fuel for two gas fired chillers.
New Administration Building – Delaware State University
Delaware State University, Delaware – 72,000 GSF new facility. This building houses offices for Student Services, including Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid, Student Accounts and Veteran’s Affairs. The central service court provides a “one-stop shopping” approach for students. This building is the Flagship structure on campus. MUEI’s responsibilities included complete mechanical, electrical, plumbing & fire protection design and construction administration including air cooled chillers, central boiler, VAV air handling system and tie-in to existing sanitary, water, storm, gas, power and tele-communication campus system.
Philips Memorial Hall – West Chester University
45,000 GSF, renovation of historic administration facility with 1,200 seat auditorium. The exterior of Philips Memorial Hall had not been modified since it was built in 1927. The elaborate library woodwork and decorative plaster were carefully restored, meeting rooms were reclaimed, and interior spaces refinished. MUEI’s responsibilities included complete mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection design and construction administration for the facility. New systems include adding two air cooled rotator screwed chillers, custom air handling units, conversion of steam system to hot water system, coordination with acoustical & sound consultants and provisions for kitchen system.
TUCC Campus Renovation – Phase II
Philadelphia, PA – 60,000 GSF renovation of space within 1515 Market Street Building in Center City Philadelphia. Facility includes various multi-purpose type classroom facilities, music school studios, general office space and miscellaneous break areas. Mark Ulrick Engineers, Inc. is responsible for the design of all mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems as they apply to this facility.
Baldi Middle School
Philadelphia, PA – 100,000 GSF built in 1970s – Emergency maintenance of HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems. The scope of the project included upgrade of cooling system, building lighting, IT system and building controls. The mechanical system upgrade included providing new 500 ton dual compressor centrifugal chiller, new forced draft cooling tower, replacement of certain penthouse air handling units, replacement of below grade fuel oil tank and upgrade of building automation system from pneumatic to electronic. The lighting system upgrade included replacement of all lighting fixtures with new energy savings fixtures with dual switching. The plumbing system upgrade included replacing existing tank type steam fired domestic water heaters with new instantaneous gas fired water heaters.
The Philadelphia High School For Creative And Performing Arts
Philadelphia, PA – Approximately 225,000 GSF, renovation of historic structure and addition of new building for performing arts high school facility including dance studios, auditorium, practice areas, classrooms and laboratory areas. Mark Ulrick Engineers’ responsibilities included complete plumbing and fire protection design and construction administration for complete mechanical and electrical systems.