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College and University Experience

Michigan State University Detroit Law School Moot Court Technology Upgrade

The project consisted of renovations to the existing Moot Court, Distance Learning and boardroom which included new lighting, power distribution for new technology equipment, relocation of existing T-1 line and associated power requirements.  In addition, new HVAC for the Audio Visual Control Room, design of a new Audio-Visual system for all spaces with the capability of locally controlled or centrally controlled.

Lansing Community College Gannon Vocational-Technical Building Renovation

The Gannon Vocational-Technical Center building is a 5 story building including the basement with a total area of about 300,000 square feet.  Matrix provided a complete new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing system for the completely remodeled area of about 160,000 square feet.  The plumbing systems were evaluated and portions replaced that were in poor condition and as needed to meet the requirements of the new spaces.  Mechanically, Matrix evaluated the existing systems to determine what should be reused and what should be removed.  The new mechanical system consisted of types of systems to meet the needs and room constraints of the building.  Systems included VAV with reheat, blower coil system supplied with ventilation air from energy recovery units.  Heat pumps to take advantage of the spare capacity of the existing heat pump system that was in good condition.  The chiller plant was modified to replace the existing chillers with new energy efficient chillers.  Matrix also designed a water side economizer system to serve the new blower coil units.  This system was not only used for its energy efficiency but also for its compactness due to limited space constraints.  Electrically we provided a design for computer classroom, audio/visual multi-media system, power and lighting design, data network, and ASHRAE 99.1 lighting compliance.  The mechanical and electrical systems were designed so that the construction could be completed in phases.

Lansing Community College Health and Human Services Careers Building

Project consists of a new 3-story plus lower level Academic Building with approximately 140,000 square feet.  The building houses the Dental Hygiene, Massage Therapy, EMS, Nursing, and related labs and offices.  Matrix provided complete mechanical and electrical design which included:

  • HVAC systems with chilled water plant
  • Plumbing systems
  • Dental lab gases
  • Energy recover ventilation systems
  • Atrium life safety systems
  • Fire protection systems and fire pump
  • Building automation system
  • Power distribution and emergency generators
  • Lighting systems
  • Fire alarm systems
  • Audio/Visual systems

Lansing Community College Infrastructure Evaluation Study

Matrix performed mechanical and electrical analysis of all facilities owned or leased by Lansing Community College.  Project consisted of more than 30 buildings covering 1,400,000 square feet in three cities and included mechanical and electrical survey, evaluation, recommendation, and cost estimates.  Implemented data base including catalog of all major pieces of equipment including installation date, condition, size, maintenance concerns and expected life.  The final report will be used to develop future budget of the maintenance department and major projects.

Cooley Law School - Cooley Center

Complete replacement of all mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems for the existing 225,000 square foot Commerce Center Building into Facility and Administrative Offices for Cooley Law School  Key elements designed were:

  • Floor by floor water cooled VAV HVAC system with fan powered boxes
  • High rise smoke controls system
  • Plumbing systems including domestic booster pumps
  • Fire suppression, standpipes, fire pump, and dry pipe systems
  • Lansing BWL steam and electric utilities
  • Building automation system
  • High rise fire alarm system
  • Power and lighting system
  • Emergency power generation systems
  • Security, card access, and data wiring systems

Cooley Town Center

Project consisted of a renovation of a two story building for Cooley Law School for use as a library, student assembly, and study area.  A complete replacement of the existing mechanical and electrical systems with new was included in the design.  The final HVAC system consisted of a heat pump system with open cooling towers, heat exchangers, and energy recovery units.  The building was designed and constructed to become a LEED certified building.  Matrix completed the energy model and commissioning to meet LEED requirements.  Elements of the design included:

  • Replace HVAC system with a new energy efficient system
  • Energy recovery ventilation systems
  • Building automation system
  • Steam service from Lansing BWL with heat exchanger
  • plumbing systems
  • Audio-visual system coordination
  • Lighting design
  • Power distribution
  • Emergency power generations
  • Data wiring