In April 2013 after changing ownership, Blue Bell Inn closed its doors and underwent extensive renovation and redesign for over a year. Working with SgRA Architecture, MUEI was the MEP Engineer responsible for the
$100,000.00 redesign of a full service commercial kitchen and dining area. We also performed Mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design of the new $1.5 million new dining and bar.
Philadelphia, PA- The Barnes Foundation’s new Art Education Center will house the institution’s world-renowned art collection in galleries that will replicate the scale, proportion and configuration of the existing galleries. In addition, the center will provide a substantial increase in space for art education programs in the form of classrooms, seminar rooms and an auditorium. The new building will also include facilities for conservation, research and administration; a gallery for special exhibitions; a retail shop and restaurant; and areas for special events and visitor services.
Mark Ulrick Engineers, Inc. worked with AlteriSeborWieber (ASW) to assist with the following tasks for this project: HVAC load calculations, psychometrics, HVAC equipment selection which included air handling units, hydronic radiators, cooling towers, exhaust fans, VAV boxes, fan coil units and active chilled beam induction units. Additionally, MUEI assisted with design production throughout the project phases utilizing AutoCAD software. MUEI also assisted ASW with the construction administration phase of the project.
Strausburg, PA- The Railroad Museum is an historic building approximately 95,000 SF housing train and rail artifacts. MUEI is responsible for the design of a new HVAC system to provide heating and cooling to the facility. The design included, 2 make-up air handling units, 30 platform mounted water source heat pumps, 125 geothermal wells, 5 geothermal well flushing vaults, variable speed pumping system and building automatic control system. We used computer based programming for well pipe depth requirements and pipe
sizing. The design was in consideration of an occupied building and rare artifacts.
Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, Philadelphia, PA – Mark Ulrick Engineers, Inc. was responsible for the design of the HVAC system design for the historically certified Reading Terminal Market. The facility is an approximate 80,000 SF market area with food and retail booths. Our design included provisions for 95,000 CFM of outside air with intricate routing of large diameter kitchen hood exhaust ductwork. This exposed round ductwork was strategically routed to consider booth locations and sized per code to be self balancing without volume dampers.
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.
Walnut West Branch Library, Philadelphia, PA – Mark Ulrick Engineers’ responsibilities include complete mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection design and construction administration for the 12,500 SF historic facility. The mechanical system design included consideration of geothermal applications, utilization of radiant floor piping systems for heating and a heat recovery wheel for energy conservation. The plumbing system design includes sewer, water, gas and storm with a grey-water system for flushing water closets. The grey water system collects storm water run-off of collection tanks, elevated to assume adequate pressure for toilet flushing.
City of Philadelphia – Mark Ulrick Engineers, Inc. provided professional engineering services that included mechanical, electrical and plumbing design for all concessions and luxury suites. The various systems included ceiling hung fan coil units for heat/cooling, domestic hot/cold water, sanitary drainage, lighting and power. The arena seats 21,600 for basketball and 19,519 for hockey. It has 126 luxury suites and 1,880 club seats.