The Ohio University Patton College of Education and Human Services Building will be completely renovated with a significant expansion. McCracken Hall is located on the University’s North Green and is a three story, 72,794 GSF structure, built in 1959.
Heapy previously provided a master plan study for the existing programs and an assessment of the facility’s current condition. The result of the study is to consolidate all of the existing College of Education instructional spaces across the campus into McCracken Hall. This will require a 46,500 GSF addition bringing the facility to 119,924 GSF. The total project budget is in the range of $30 million to $35 million. Features of the building include a 250 seat auditorium, flexible classrooms, faculty offices, teaching kitchen, wet science labs with fume hoods and a multipurpose facility.
All of the existing MEP systems will be removed and replaced with new state of the art energy efficient systems. The project is to obtain LEED Silver Certification, but is on target for Gold Certification. MEP features include chilled beam mechanical systems, LED lighting, solar thermal domestic hot water, vacancy sensing, and daylight lighting control. The building will be served from central university chilled water and steam services.
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.