Coastal Carolina University Athletic Training Facility
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, and Communications Consulting Engineering
Conway, SC, 2010
DWG Inc. provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering and construction services for the design of a new 62,000 square-feet athletic training building to house trainer and coaching offices, locker rooms and training rooms.
The project achieved LEED Gold Certification. The building, as part of a larger campus system, gained LEED points for alternative transportation options. The building’s roof and site are both designed to lessen the heat island effect, and water efficient landscaping will be utilized. Water use has been reduced by the installation of low-flow showerheads. The mechanical conditioning for the building was provided by a chilled water system consisting of an air-cooled chiller and gas-fired boilers. Control systems were provided to regulate energy use and a measurement and verification plan will be implemented. Outdoor air was supplied in accordance with ASHRAE guidelines. The specifications of the building required the use of regional and low-emitting materials. Lighting controls were provided so occupants may adjust light levels to suit particular tasks. Both during construction and prior to occupancy, an indoor air quality management plan was implemented to filter air in the building of contaminants resulting from the construction process.