City College Central Plant Upgrade
Replace and upgrade the campus' existing central and localized utilities and feed the new campus facilities coming on line over the next six years and beyond.
Created new chilled and heating hot water distribution piping and new 12 KV electrical distribution for six existing buildings and five future buildings. These new systems are housed in a new 5,000 sq. ft. central plant building.
SCOPE OF SERVICES
UMEC was the Design/Build prime contractor for this new 1,400 ton central plant at City College downtown. This project follows an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach that includes BIM design and coordination. This project was DSA reviewed/approved and the design incorporated LEED items, but was not certified.
Scope included the upgrade and replacement of chilled water, hot water and electrical systems. The central plant accommodates a 300kW / 400MBH On-Site Combined Heat-Power (CHP) Energy Generation system (under separate contract.) Existing chillers (400 tons) and boilers (entire plant capacity) were relocated from building "L" to the new central plant.
San Diego City College is a public, two-year community college administered by the San Diego Community College District. Serving as the educational cornerstone of downtown San Diego, the college will celebrate its 100th Anniversary in 2014. City College was the third community college established in California.