We recently completed the University of Arizona Honors College Village which is made up of a multi-building complex consisting of a 6 story, 1,056 bed Honors Dorm, that also includes academic space, classrooms, offices, food services, a Recreation Center and a 4 story, 370 space Parking Structure. This project involved a public-private partnership, partnering with American Campus Communities to develop the complex. This gorgeous complex deserves a job well done to our very own Warren Bruwer, Project Manager, and our partners Okland Construction, Jordan & Skala Engineers, and STG Architects.
The project included 397 split system heat pump condensing units that were originally designed for each condensing unit to be installed on a pair of support rails on the roof. We engineered a racking system that combined multiple condensing units onto 90 individual frame assemblies thus reducing installation time by 75%. Each condensing unit rack was structurally engineered such that nearly 400 support rails were eliminated from the project saving Okland Construction hundreds of manhours and reducing the construction schedule. Furthermore, each rack was piped, insulated and labeled in our manufacturing facility then shipped for immediate, just-in-time installation as there was no storage available on site. Similarly, the associated indoor fan coil units were pre-assembled in our facility with ductwork, piping and controls then sent to the site in “packages” for quick installation and further reducing the required site labor and schedule.