Utah Valley University: Student Life and Wellness Center
Location: 327 W 1200 S, Orem, UT 84058
Date of Completion: April 2014
Contracting Company: Jacobsen Construction
Project Manager: Christopher Joyal
Level of LEED: Silver
The 15KV service feeding the entire Lakeside Campus had to be relocated out of the way of the new parking structure. Also the existing 15KV service for the Sorensen Student Center was relocated adjacent to the new building transformer. The project is serviced a new 4-way 15KV medium voltage switch feeding a 2000KVA transformer. A new 500KW generator provides power for the New Student Life Center, parking structure and the existing Sorensen Student Center. The existing emergency loads were transferred to the new generator. High efficiency LED and fluorescent lighting illuminates the building. Network lighting control system allows for master control and day-light harvesting while localized occupancy/ vacancy controls provides local control in each space. Voice/Data cabling is included. The project included state-of-the-art A/V controls. Access control and CCTV are included as part of the project.
A key component was the mitigation of sound transfer from the 3rd floor gyms to the 2nd floor office areas. To accomplish this, an isolation ceiling was installed in the interstitial space between the 2nd floor ceiling and the 3rd level floor. All trapeze supports had to be installed with isolation connection points to the structure as well as isolated from the ceiling. The supports had to in place prior to the hard ceiling be installed. Raceways could not be installed until after the ceiling was completed making coordination and planning critical in these areas.