Major Utility Extension for College Campus

Superior Engineering (S/E) extended the utility infrastructure for a major Chicago university.  The utilities included steam/condensate, chilled water, compressed air, and data conduits for communication. The utilities were extended to multiple sites requiring extensive campus coordination. S/E provided infrastructure for connections to both existing and new buildings as dictated by the university. S/E provided all engineering services to design and document the extension of the utilities including infrastructure for the utility tunnels and connections to each building.  

Deliverables included a BOD (Basis of Design) document, contractor scope of work description and specifications, a site logistic plan, plan drawings, details, sections and elevation and profile drawings, pipe and valve schedules, a City of Chicago Right of Way permit, and record drawings. Pressure reducing stations were added as well as determining the location and number of required expansion loops for the steam piping.

As part of this work, S/E meet with the Facilities Services Utilities Infrastructure Stakeholders to review project requirements, confirm existing project data and identify issues related to the design and construction of the project.

S/E performed site inspections to review conditions and locations of existing piping, structures, site work and landscaping. Identifying and confirming the optimal path for the utility’s extension was a major part of this work-scope. This included identifying the location and elevation of existing utilities near the path.

The project was completed over multiple phases and is now operating successfully.

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  • Mechanical
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  • Instrumentation
  • Construction Support
  • Project Management