SGM was selected as the prime consultant to provide A&E Services for a comprehensive renovation/modernization of Engineering Building 1 at University of Central Florida. The 104,000SF classroom / laboratory building was built in 1987 and consists of five stories. The building houses various 21st Century technology features in the classrooms, laboratories, office/administration, and study spaces for both students and faculty. The renovation includes modifications to the major building systems to meet current occupancy and life safety codes.
SGM replaced 15 air-handler units and five fume hoods in several labs to help improve overall airflow through the building. As part of the renovation, a new main distribution panel was provided which will allow for an increased amount of electricity to flow through all four floors which cover classrooms, labs, and an academic office. The results included a 30% reduction in annual energy costs due to the MEP savings from SGM’s design.