Forest Park High School

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.

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.

Henry Brown Elementary School

Philadelphia, PA – 70,000 GSF – Renovation and New Addition.  The scope of the project involved renovating the existing 35,000 SF facility and building a new 35,000 SF class wing.  The HVAC design concept included a two pipe unit ventilator system utilizing the existing steam boilers, a new air cooled chiller, an energy recovery ventilator and building automation system.  Electrically a new 480 volt, 3 phase service with a pad mounted transfer was provided.  Our design included a new automatic wet sprinkler system for the entire facility and water saving plumbing fixtures.

Pennsylvania School For The Deaf

PA School for the Deaf, Philadelphia, PA – 22,000 GSF, New Early Childhood Learning Facility. Mark Ulrick Engineers, Inc. was responsible for complete electrical design and construction administration for the facility.  Our services included, power and lighting, with coordination of special systems, including security and tele-data.  Special consideration was provided for exit sign placement (high and low), fire alarm strobe intensity and fluorescent light fixture ballast.

People For People Charter School

Philadelphia, PA – Mechanical design/build in conjunction with Accord Mechanical Contractors for existing 80,000 SF, eight story facility. Mark Ulrick Engineers, Inc. responsibilities included design of central chilled water system with roof mounted air cooled chillers, central hot water heating system with basement boiler room with pumps, stairwell pressurization system for smoke relief, baseboard radiation system, toilet exhaust system and air handling units with exposed ductwork layout for the classroom and administrative spaces.

Facility Assessment 40 Schools

Philadelphia, PA – Facility Assessment – Mark Ulrick Engineers, Inc. was responsible for the survey and assessment of the mechanical, plumbing and emergency lighting systems of 40 schools totaling over three million square foot for the School District of Philadelphia.  As part of an architectural/engineering team, the assessment was completed using data sheets for electronic information gathering.  MUEI’s assessment responsibilities include the condition with prioritization for repair or replacement for central plant equipment, terminal equipment, temperature controls, air handling equipment, piping systems and emergency lighting.

George Ross Elementary School

Lancaster, PA – Ross Elementary School will be substantially renovated with a new addition.  Total square footage is approximately 51,000.  Project includes substantial renovation of an existing 1930’s building facility totaling 41,000 with a new addition totaling 10,000 SF.  The budget was tight for this facility, therefore, the building structure renovations were selective.  The project is scheduled to be LEED silver.  Our responsibilities included the design and construction administration of the HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems.  The HVAC system is chilled beams, with Direct Outside Air System energy recovery units, high efficiency condensing boilers and a medium temperature concept air cooled chiller. This design concept implemented significant energy saving measures that will provide LEED points for indoor air quality, energy usage and potentially innovation in design.

William Sayre High School

Philadelphia, PA – 120,000 GSF built in 1949 – Additions and renovations of HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems.  Our renovation scope of the project included replacement of unit ventilators in approximately 25% of the facility, adding cooling to new unit ventilators for the library and upgrade of the toilet facilities for ADA compliance.  The addition scope of services included conversion of two classrooms into science laboratories.  Our work included steam/condensate piping rework, replacement of steam traps, addition of electronic control valves, routing of new gas piping to the science labs, addition of fume hood type roof exhaust fans, design of split system cooling for the library unit ventilators and re-piping of toilet room fixtures and trim.   The electrical work was completed by another engineering firm as part of the design team.

Thurgood Marshall Elementary School

Philadelphia, PA – 165,000 GSF – New construction.  Facility included central ice storage system for peak shaving and cooling demands, central boilers and air handling systems and unit ventilators for cooling and heating of class rooms.  Our responsibilities included mechanical and electrical construction documents and construction administration.