University of California, Irvine
This Design Build project for the University of California, Irvine is certified LEED Platinum.
The new 100,000 sq. ft structure, is 4-stories high and includes a basement. Cast in place concrete was used to construct the research laboratory building with a steel frame mechanical penthouse. The facility includes a vivarium, environmental rooms, high technology library and lecture hall.
A.O. Reed provided all the HVAC and plumbing construction services including site chilled water, high temperature supply and return piping, site gas and air piping, motor, variable speed drives, all insulation for piping, equipment and ductwork. In addition, Reed installed HVAC ductwork, fume hood ductwork, laboratory gas distribution, laboratory plumbing, acid waste systems, sanitary waste & vents, domestic and industrial water, hydronic piping, hydronic specialties, steam and condensate piping, water treatment, reheat coils, heat exchangers, air handling units, exhaust fans and fume hood exhaust fans.
A.O. Reed & Co. acted as the primary contractor for this project.
Work included the installation over 14,000 linear feet of chilled and heating hot water underground piping. Direct buried preinsulated piping sized up to 24” round was utilized. The construction work was performed with the campus remaining in operation and extended through the main campus entrances. This installation required over 25,000 yards of excavation and the reinstallation of the main campus loop traffic roadway. These piping loops connected services from the new Central Chiller Plant (also installed by A.O. Reed) to the various campus buildings,
UC Irvine Social & Behavioral Sciences
Design Build – This building is a 5-story 113,411 sq ft social teaching and study lab. There are 2 Roof top air handlers with return air, one at 56,000cfm and the other at 80,000 cfm. There are approximately 11 exhaust fans ranging from 350 cfm to 2,300 cfm, over 100 VAV air terminals and 10 CRAC units, Blower coils and fan coils. There are 2 building circ pumps for the hydronic side one each for the HHW and Chilled water system. The return air is accomplished through a ceiling return plenum. The plumbing system has a submersible sump pump system for the below street level and the rest of the building is gravity to the street sewer. Standard electric water heater and re-circ domestic hot water system. Building controls are done by Siemens Building Technologies. All controls are Digital control.
UC Irvine Rowland Hall
This 5-story project included 49,000 sq. ft. of a new building addition, which adjoined an existing 6-story, 183,000 sq. ft. building. The existing building was retrofit with new HVAC laboratory fume hood exhaust systems. A.O. Reed utilized the Design-Assist method on this project.
UCSD Bio Engineering
A.O. Reed’s portion of this new 100,000 sq.ft. research laboratory building included HVAC, fume hood exhaust and process lab piping.
UCI Natural Sciences I
This was a new 136,380 SF building with wet laboratories and lab support space, Bio/Bio-Eng Dept, Chem Dept., Labs, High Energy Physics Lab, Admin & Faculty offices and conference rooms.
San Diego Museum of Art
The energy modification project at the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park created over $100,000 in annual electrical savings and paid for itself in 5.3 months. A.O. Reed & Co.’s close working relationship with the Building Superintendent afforded us a clear understanding of the unique demands of the gallery space. This helped us to identify existing inefficiencies and apply new technology to advance the performance of the HVAC systems. Continuous measuring, tracking and trending is leading us to even greater energy conservation than expected
University of California, Irvine
This was a new, 4-story, 120,000 SF, biology and chemistry laboratories that was a Design/Build project. The building included fume hood exhaust, lab piping systems and HVAC.
University of California, San Diego
A.O. Reed performed both the plumbing and HVAC on this project utilizing the Design-Build delivery method for UCSD’s East Campus Graduate Student Housing project. This project consists of multiple buildings with over 400, two-bedroom housing units and a 6-story parking structure.