New Academic Building
The University of Cincinnati (UC) is actively working on the design and construction of a new 180,000-sf academic building for several departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. IMEG is providing Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) design engineer services for this new building and KZF is providing the Architectural and Civil design. The purpose of this project is to combine a variety of departments and functions and needs to identify creative and efficient use of spaces and resources, encourage multidisciplinary collaboration, and provide flexibility to rapidly changing and evolving co-curricular opportunities.
The site occupies a prominent location at a campus intersection that is a major point-of-entry for pedestrians entering campus, for access to campus parking, and for servicing of adjacent buildings. This creates a complex dynamic and the building and site work will aid in funneling pedestrians toward other buildings in this zone of campus and allow for a future project to realign Clifton Court Drive to relieve the congestion in the area.
The building will use primary/secondary pumping and be tied into the campus utilities distributed underground from the central utility plant. Goal for this project is to achieve LEED Silver Certification.
BIM B360 will be utilized to provide a high level of coordination as well as allow real time collaboration in a cloud-based Revit model.