Miami University - Scott/Minnich


Project Overview

This project comprises design-, construction- and acceptance-phase commissioning of the major building systems for the renovations of two residence halls on the Oxford campus of Miami University. Scott Hall is 77,628 SF with 253 beds and Minnich Hall is 63,274 SF is 227 beds. The project is pursuing LEED Silver Certification, therefore commissioning will meet the requirements of both Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning credits for LEED v.3.

The renovation project consists of a substantial re-design of interior spaces plus replacement of the MEP, life safety, voice/data communication systems, accessibility upgrades, and installation of a new passenger elevator. Limited rehabilitation of the building envelope is also included, including new windows, foundation waterproofing, insulation, masonry restoration, and repair/replacement of existing clay tile, EPDM, and copper roofs.

Thought Content

Planning for the New Normal
Plumbing Systems Re-Occupancy and Ongoing Operations

Your building may have been shut down these past many months due to WFH/COVID. Minimal use of your building’s water systems creates stagnant water in your plumbing system piping and equipment, which promotes the growth of Legionella and/or other biofilm-associated bacteria. This places your building occupants at risk when re-occupancy occurs. Now is the time to develop and implement a safe and effective Water Management Plan to protect your building occupants, maximizing their health and safety upon re-occupancy.

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