University at Buffalo School of Medicine Infrastructure Upgrades

Erdman Anthony was selected by the University at Buffalo School of Medicine to provide MEP engineering services in support of the Cary, Farber, and Sherman Halls infrastructure enhancements. The complex of buildings house a combination of research laboratories, administrative offices and classrooms for the School of Medicine. Located on the South Campus, Farber Hall was built in 1953 (210,903 SF), Sherman Hall was built in 1955 (80,628 SF) and Cary Hall was built in 1959 (147,298 SF). In recent years the buildings have undergone various department rehabilitation projects that have upgraded the HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems in these areas, but the remainder of the buildings still depends on the original building system components. The original systems have deteriorated over the years and are under constant repair and are beyond their useful life.

Erdman Anthony was retained as the prime professional to implement and manage the renovation including MEP as well as architectural and hazardous material identification. The project included replacing the existing plumbing, HVAC, and electrical infrastructure utilizing a centralized system approach. Plumbing systems include RO/DI water, compressed air, vacuum, sanitary sewer, domestic water, and hot water generators. HVAC systems include steam to hot water heat exchangers, hot water heating piping, chilled water piping, and hot and chilled water coils in existing air handling units.

Electrical systems included provisions for emergency power circuiting, conversion of existing emergency lighting and the replacement of the 2500A, 208V/120V switchboard. The infrastructure replacement was designed and phased for building occupancy during construction.

Project Details


Amherst, NY


State University of New York at Buffalo

Construction Cost


Project Contact

Bruce Wallmann, PE
  • Bruce Wallmann, PE
  • 585-427-8888 x 1060
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