Delaware County Community College – Marple
Project Quick Facts
Alban Engineering, Inc. provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering services for the $950,000, partial occupied renovation of the Academic Building on the Delaware County Community College Marple Campus. The design included the renovation of 9,500 square feet that consisted of the career center, offices and classrooms spaces.
The scope of the project included the removal and upgrade of all the existing MEP systems throughout the renovated areas. Existing Mechanical systems included pressure dependent pneumatically controlled variable air volume (VAV) terminal units, which were replaced with pressure independent, electric/electronic controlled VAV terminal units. Reheat coils were incorporated to provide independent space temperature control. The air distribution system and air devices were replaced to accommodate the architectural design.
Plumbing systems were extended from a group restroom, which Alban Engineering, Inc. had previously designed, to serve fixtures in new restroom and workroom spaces. The Fire Protection systems were removed and reconfigured in the renovated areas to accommodate the new architectural design, while taking into consideration the career center being open to a three-story atrium area.
Existing panelboards were modified to provide power for new electrical devices and mechanical units in the reconfigured spaces. Data drops were provided where needed for computers in offices and classrooms with the new wiring being run back to existing IDF rooms. New LED lighting layouts were designed with foot candles per IESNA standards and exit signs being located where required by NFPA.
Lighting controls to meet the current applicable codes and give occupants in the offices dimming capabilities to suit their individual needs were provided. The existing fire alarm system was modified to provide new notification and initiation devices where required to meet NFPA standards. This was a multiple prime project that was design/bid/build. Key personnel involved in this project include Jeff Alban, PE, LEED AP, Greg Drenning, PE, Daniel Hartlaub, PE, and Sergio Esquivel, PE.