University at Buffalo – Kapoor Hall – Rehabilitation and Upgrades
Erdman Anthony provided engineering, design, and construction-assistance services for the complete remediation and demolition of existing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems to allow for a new MEP design for laboratories, classrooms, and office space in Kapoor Hall, the $45 million 160,000-square-foot state-of-the-art home of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.
Erdman Anthony's scope of work included HVAC systems, laboratory exhaust systems, building and laboratory plumbing systems, central process and utility systems with associated distribution piping, a power-distribution system, a grounding system, indoor and outdoor lighting, standby power and emergency generators, life-safety systems, and all associated instrumentation and controls. In addition, several of the facility’s classrooms, labs, and lecture halls were equipped with smart equipment that facilitates distance learning.
During schematic design, Erdman Anthony performed a feasibility study and energy simulation for the associated chilled water and cogeneration plant. As a result of the study, the chillers’ capacity, configuration, and redundancy were established.
Kapoor Hall is certified LEED Gold®. Erdman Anthony performed the LEED certification checklist, which involved establishing energy options, developing LEED strategies, and conducting a LEED.