Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire Protection, Engineering Services
DWG, Inc. provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering design and construction administration services for a new 44,000 SF Boeing Commercial Airplane, 787 Skills Training Center. The project required site visit surveys to determine the extent of the demolition required for the existing systems. The mechanical design included a ventilation booth, air compressors for sound attenuation and lab/workbench areas, and new ductwork. DWG designed for air-conditioning of High Bay spaces to maintain year round indoor temperatures of 75°F. The electrical design consisted of receptacles, voice/data and lighting for lab/workbench areas, including cabling and conduit. DWG’s design met building fire code requirements and life safety standards.
Roper Communication Infrastructure
Charleston, SC 2012
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, & Communication, Engineering Services
The existing fourth floor and several small auxiliary spaces of the Roper Hospital in Charleston South Carolina is being renovated. Approximately 11,000 SF of floor space will be affected by the renovation. The majority of the construction will center on the fourth floor of the east tower. The fourth floor will be renovated into a new MDF (Main Distribution Frame) to support the Information Systems of the hospital and house the hospitals escort department. Along with the MDF and Escort department located on the fourth floor 15 new IDFs (Intermediate Distribution Frame) will be constructed throughout the hospital.
The Half Moon Outfitters Distribution Center is a 9,400sf facility. Half-Moon Outfitters has been providing the Southeast with quality goods and services for adventure and travel since 1993. The owner and design team’s commitment to sustainability transformed a retired automotive repair shop into the first LEED Platinum building in South Carolina, and only the 25th in the nation to receive LEED Platinum status.
Nestled in the heart of Charleston, The College of Charleston operates its HVAC system with peak efficiency and minimal cost from a Central Energy Plant located at the corner of Coming and Calhoun Streets. The energy plant is the completed project of DWG, who was contracted by the college to replace its antiquated steam absorption chillers and scotch marine type boilers with new, updated systems.
DWG designed and managed the installation of two new 1200 ton centrifugal chillers and two 15 HP water tube boilers to meet the demand of the existing campus facilities and a new future library, being constructed across the street from the energy plant. DWG served as the prime A/E leader and assembled a team of in-house mechanical and electrical engineers as well as architectural, civil, structural engineers and land surveyors as consultants.
The project began as a study to determine the scope and budget of the project and to project its effect on the campus operations. This study was used to gain approval from the College President to proceed with the design and construction phases.
The chillers were bid as separate equipment directly by the college; a process that eventually saved the college approximately $300,000, because of the bidding climate at the time. The installation of the remainder of the equipment, piping, etc was bid as a construction project, with a successful low bid below the budget.
The College of Charleston will see an estimated energy savings of $1,200,000 over a twenty year period.