Higher Education

UACC - U of A Cancer Center

U of A Cancer Center

UACC - U of A Cancer Center

Project Description

General Contractor:  Hensel Phelps
Location:  Phoenix, AZ (Downtown)
Year Completed:  2015
Architect:  Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLC
Engineer:  Affiliated Engineers Inc.
Design Phase Services:  Design Assist / BIM-VDC / HVAC / Plumbing / Medical Gas
LEED:  GOLD (anticipated)

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The Highlights

Downtown Phoenix’s newest jewel, the University of Arizona Cancer Center, is scheduled for grand opening in 2015. This five-story 220,000 square foot building is located on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. It is anticipated to receive LEED Gold Certification. This state of the art facility will offer comprehensive cancer treatment services including infusion, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, endoscopic and interventional radiology, a women’s center, specialized cancer clinics, patient wellness and support services, prevention health clinic, clinical laboratory space and other support spaces.

Bel-Aire Mechanical set up a collaborative workspace for the Design Team to complete the mechanical, plumbing and medical gas systems as well as BIM modeling and coordination. Early collaboration on the project allowed the entire team to maximize the benefits of BIM. The indoor environment is maintained by four large variable volume air handling units, four heating hot water condensing boilers, humidifiers, air terminal units with hot water reheat, various exhaust systems and three-hundred ninety eight active chilled beams for maximum comfort, efficiency and optimum performance. Chilled water is provided by district cooling. Plumbing and Medical Gas systems consists of domestic water booster pumping station, two natural gas water heaters with 500-gallon storage capacity, pumps and lift station, drinking fountains with remote chillers, duplex stacked medical air plant, duplex stacked medical vacuum plant, alarm panels, wall and boom outlets and liquid automatic changeover panel with high pressure reserve cylinders.

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ASU McCord Hall

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Project Description

Owner:  Arizona Board of Regents – Arizona State University
General Contractor: 
DPR Construction
Location:  Tempe, AZ
Year Completed:  2013
Architect:  RSP Architects, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC (KPF)
Engineer:  Energy Systems Design
Design Phase Services:  Design Assist and Preconstruction
LEED:  goal of LEED Silver Certiification
Awards:  2014 AZRE RED Awards (Real Estate and Development)
“Best Public Project: McCord Hall”

This four story sustainable structure is located on the ASU Campus in Tempe, AZ. Approximately 129,000 sq ft and LEED Silver Certification. It features a classroom and studio for masters of real-estate development students, 10 auditorium-style classrooms, four traditional-style classrooms and 40 team rooms where small groups of students can work on projects in a collaborative setting.

Additionally, the building offers computer labs, specialized industry spaces, executive education facilities, conference rooms and study areas.

The Highlights

This building features an under floor air distribution system or UFAD System which uses a plenum beneath the raised access floor to deliver conditioned air up through floor diffusers directly to the occupied zone. UFAD systems rely on natural stratification of the air when warm air rises due to thermal buoyancy.

Essentially, since the conditioned air is distributed from the floor up, the occupant will breathe air that will contain a lower concentration of contaminants compared to conventional overhead air delivery systems. Four large rooftop air handling units (42,000 cfm each) provide conditioned air to each floor.

Chilled water is provided by the Campus District Cooling System, where a network of chilled water piping is routed underground and ties into an existing tunnel system that houses all central plant utilities.

ASU Polytechnic

ASU Polytechnic

ASU Polytechnic

Project Description

Owner:  Arizona Board of Regents – Arizona State University
General Contractor: 
DPR Construction
Location:  Mesa, AZ
Year Completed:  2008
Architect:  RSP Architects
Engineer:  Energy Systems Design
Design Phase Services:  Design Assist / HVAC / Plumbing / Medical Gas
LEED:  SILVER

The Highlights

Bel-Aire Mechanical Inc. completed with DPR Construction, Inc. and the Arizona Board of Regents, a 245,000-sq. ft. facility achieving Silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for New Construction. This project houses academic laboratories, university classrooms, facility offices, a lecture hall and a fine arts building that includes a “black box theater”, painting and drawing studios and gallery space. The buildings which were meant to create dynamic pedestrian environments are designed around three story atriums. Each atrium has three large fans for increased air circulation and decreased energy use. Other sustainable features of the building include an exterior glazing to provide natural light, stabilized decomposed granite to reduce the “heat island” effect, and a large retaining wall made of recycled concrete. In addition, 89% of the waste for the site was either reused or hauled away for recycling.

This project, labeled as a “fast track” project, was scheduled for 18 months to build 3 academic buildings which structurally amounted to 11 buildings total. The entire project consisted of tight schedules where the trade and construction crews had to closely coordinate putting all the systems in place. Bel-Aire Mechanical worked closely with DPR in the BIM and 3-D Coordination process of this project. The coordination of the HVAC, electrical, fire sprinklers and ceilings prior to the construction of the project was crucial. This 3-D modeling saved not only a lot of potential “rework” but, in this project it saved the owner money.  Bel-Aire Mechanical’s BIM/CAD department not only coordinated the self performed services listed above, but also the structural, electrical, and structured data cabling systems required within the multiple buildings on the Polytechnic Campus.

Apollo Riverpoint Center

Apollo Riverpoint Center

Project Description

Owner:  Apollo Development Group
General Contractor:  Sundt Construction
Location:  Phoenix, AZ
Year Completed:  2008
Architect:  Carpenter Sellers Associates, SmithGroup JJR
Engineer:
Design Phase Services:  Design Assist and Preconstruction
LEED:  N/A
Awards:

Award of Merit-Buildings, Environmental Excellence Award-Valley Forward Association

Best High-Rise Office Building – 2008 Design Awards-Precast Concrete Institute

Best of 2008 Awards – Office-Southwest Contractor magazine

Best of the Best – Finalist – Office-Engineering News Record

The Apollo Riverpoint Center serves as the headquarters for the Apollo Group and University of Phoenix, as well as providing significant operational space for their online learning programs.. This 38-acre campus includes one 10-story building with a full service kitchen facility, two 6-story buildings and two parking garages with 4,500 parking spaces. The offices cover 600,000 square feet.  The facility provided the educational institution with a hub to centralize its Online Learning programs and consolidate its headquarters in new and beautiful surroundings.

The Highlights

The mechanical system is composed of three packaged chiller plants with a standard VAV System on the ground floors. Typical floors have two air handlers with an Under Floor Air Distribution System (UFAD). Rooftop energy recovery units that capture energy from the building exhaust and transfer it to the intake air enhance energy efficiency.

Innovated Time Savings:

  • 1000 hours and 45 schedule days were saved because of prefabricated plumbing components
  • 66 schedule days and 2600 man hours were saved and the mechanical installation schedule was expedited due to offsite manufacturing of the mechanical piping system components
Apollo Riverpoint Center
Apollo Riverpoint Center
ASU Nursing and Health Innovation

ASU Nursing and Health Innovation

ASU Nursing and Health Innovation
ASU Nursing and Health Innovation

Project Description

Owner:  Arizona Board of Regents – Arizona State University
General Contractor:
  DPR Construction
Location:  Phoenix, AZ
Year Completed:  2009
Architect: 
Engineer: 
Design Phase Services:  Design Assist
LEED:  Gold

A five story, copper building that acts as a gateway to the Downtown Arizona State University Campus and home to one of the largest nursing programs in the United States.  Bel-Aire Mechanical provided the mechanical and plumbing services on the shell & core and tenant improvement for this 84,000 square-foot facility including new classrooms for nursing students. Located at Third and Fillmore streets, the modern glass and copper structure includes a 200-seat conference center, a 60 seat computer classroom laboratory, student facilities and faculty office and research space. The building includes several sustainable elements and LEED Gold Level Certification was achieved from the United States Green Building Council.

The Highlights

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