LEED Platinum Certified Academic Science and Laboratory Building

Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center (RISC) is a five-story, 104,000-sf state-of-the-art academic science and laboratory building housing Lafayette’s biology, computer science and environmental science departments, as well as the Dyer Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The RISC features flexible spaces that can adapt to new technology, varying group sizes, and diverse research experiences, and bring together

Historic Building Renovation

The newly renovated 62,500-square-foot Pillsbury Hall is the second oldest – and most iconic – building at the University of Minnesota’s East Bank campus. IMEG provided mechanical engineering and design services for the renovation of the building, which was originally constructed in 1889 as a science hall. In June 2021, the building reopened as a

New Education and Research Building

IMEG provided P/FP design and CA with an early under-slab work package. Work included design of advanced grey water and water-reuse systems; a UV filtration system for stormwater re-use; a fire pump, domestic water booster pumps, and wet and dry sprinkler systems; two separate P/FP pressure zones; and all systems for the vivarium, including cage

Classroom Renovations

IMEG provided MEP/FP design and CA for renovations in two auditorium-style classrooms and the conversion of one classroom to a flexible, multi-functional space that acts as an extension to the main lobby. The primary upgrades are to the finishes, systems, and provisions for FFE. Existing lighting and lighting controls were replaced and integrated with the

Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Buildings Program

IMEG wrote non-renewable energy conservation measures in all campus buildings related to plumbing fixture and water heater replacement, water conservation improvements, cooling tower replacement, boiler replacement, air handling unit replacement, automatic temperature controls systems upgrades, and LED lighting replacement and retrofits.

Fire Alarm Systems Replacement

IMEG designed a new fire alarm and voice evacuation system involving an emergency generator, upgraded lighting, and a new fire pump base, which included a new fire command center room and BDA system for radio communications.  To meet current code requirements, controls were added to auto-release stair doors, duct smoke detectors were added to the

Mechanical and Electrical Upgrades

As prime consultant, IMEG provided MEP/FP study, design and CA services, and through our consultants, architecture, structural and environmental engineering, for complex HVAC and electrical upgrades including the conversion of a former server room to swing office space, and replacement of the existing constant volume dual duct mixing boxes and existing main electrical gear. The

Renovation and Psychology Dept. Relocation

IMEG performed programmatic scoping and study, design and CA for renovation to core areas of 4th, 5th and 6th floor in order to relocate the Psychology Dept. to this building. Work included replacing mechanical systems in the core areas. Energy efficiency measures included incorporating variable air flow, energy recovery and economizer controls. Upgrades also include

Early Learning Center Net Zero Upgrade

IMEG collaborated with FGM Architects and River Trails School District to review options to renovate the existing Parkview Early Learning Center into a highly sustainable, net-zero certified project, since renamed Prairie Trails School. Engineers evaluated HVAC and envelope options by creating an energy model of the existing building to test various strategies and their impact

Classroom Renovation

IMEG provided IECC 2012 commissioning services for the 43,850-sf Palmer College Classroom Building Renovation. The project included updates to the Learning Commons, a new staircase inspired by the human spine, and classrooms. IMEG used the online software CxAlloy to manage documentation related to the project, including collection of reports generated by contractors regarding the field