In partnership and collaboration with arcDesign, HEAPY is providing MEP and Fire Protection design services for Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis’ Health Sciences and Dunlap infrastructure and interior renovation project. This project will improve building HVAC systems, reduce energy usage, and bring natural light into the building to improve the indoor environment. The buildings will receive exterior improvements, including a modification of the southern elevation of the Health Sciences facility and a new brick façade for the northeast side of the Dunlap facility.
Our MEP engineers recently completed the installation of two new 65,000 CFM air handling units as a part of the first phase of converting the HVAC system from dual duct with electric heat to variable air volume with hot water heat. The sections were set on the steel platforms about two foot apart to allow for caulking to be installed around the perimeter. Once caulking was completed, they used a come along to pull sections together for a water tight installation. The sections were then bolted together for final connection.
In the central bay of Health Sciences facility, a new curtain wall from the third to fifth floors will be installed, bringing daylight into the facility and creating a point of interest to the southern façade. The fifth floor will recess to provide a small balcony, and punched openings will be included in the sixth floor. The interior adjacent to the new curtain wall will include lounge spaces for enjoyment of natural lighting and exterior views.
At Dunlap, a new brick façade with punched openings will unify the northeast side, which formerly connected to since-demolished buildings, with the rest of the facility. Vertical glazing will introduce natural light into the interior as well.
The project is scheduled for completion in 2022.