UCF Business Administration Building 2 HVAC controls retrofits

Project Summary

Hanson provided professional engineering services for the assessment, design and construction phases of the University of Central Florida’s Business Administration 2 (Building 94) controls retrofit project, the intent of which is to provide greater control over building’s heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems.

For the assessment phase, Hanson conducted an ASHRAE Level II energy audit by reviewing historical utility data, conducting a facility site survey, performing a space function analysis, identifying facility improvement measures, reviewing current operations-and-maintenance procedures and tactically retro-commissioning the functionality and capabilities of the HVAC systems via the building automation system (BAS). The BAS infrastructure was also evaluated for upgrade and replacement options.

In the design phase, Hanson provided replacement of the BAS gateway, communication wiring and field controllers and replacement of field devices, sensors and actuators, as well as new sequences of operations for optimization. The scope of services also included adding occupancy sensors and integrating them with the BAS to relax zone temperature setpoints, bringing the building’s chilled water pumps up to UCF standards by adding bypass piping and required valves, and adding a VRF system to provide backup cooling to multiple server rooms.

Hanson also provided construction administration, which encompassed mechanical and electrical services.