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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.