Bowling Green State University Traditions District Infrastructure
Bowling Green, OH
A key component of Bowling Green State University’s Master Plan is the updating of the Traditions Quadrangle, one of the oldest and best defined academic areas on the campus. The Master Plan calls for the renovation of this District’s four main structures – Moseley, South, Hanna, and University Halls – into re-purposed classroom and academic buildings. The campus infrastructure serving these buildings was antiquated, undersized and did not meet code. In order to provide for the future renovation of these buildings, major improvements to the primary underground utility services was required. The EMH&T design team successfully engineered solutions within the project’s stringent $11.5 M construction budget, providing all new utilities (gas, steam, chilled water, domestic water, sanitary and storm) to these four historic buildings.
EMH&T engineers and in-house Infratechnologies specialists spent a significant amount of time locating, verifying, and investigating discrepancies between field surveys and existing mapping. In addition, many condition assessments on existing utility lines were performed to identify if utilities had been vacated, had blockage, defects, debris or infiltration.