P2S was contracted for the construction of the 198,000 square-foot Steven G. Mihaylo Hall College of Business and Economics building at California State University, Fullerton. P2S provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) and technology engineering services for the entire building. The new building houses classrooms for introductory and upper-level courses in business and economics, as well as a computing labs, classrooms, faculty and staff offices and a Starbucks™ coffee house.
The University wanted the building design serve as the “front door” to the campus as well as a destination where interaction and idea exchange would be encouraged and promoted between students, guests and faculty. Because of this high-visibility requirement, the infrastructure had to be designed to not only meet the minimum requirements of the multiple spaces, but also create an environment that would invite and foster student occupancy and activity.
As the MEP and technology consultant, P2S was responsible for the engineering, design and construction administration of the entire project. To meet the objectives of the project, P2S designed the following systems:
Mechanical system Air handling systems included 6 2-pipe, chilled water, VAV air handling units with zone reheat, exhaust fans and sound attenuationChilled water and heating hot water was supplied to the building from the existing central plant
- Controls included building management DDC integrated with the campus central plant utility control system
Electrical system 12kV selector switch and transformer located adjacent to the building
- To meet the power and lighting demands of the building, distribution transformers and panel boards were housed in individual electrical rooms on each floor Emergency power was provided through a 40kVA battery inverter housed in the main electrical room
- Energy efficient lighting was provided with occupancy sensors and multi-level switches control for most light fixtures
Plumbing system To reduce water consumption and maximize savings, low-flow water fixtures were utilized for the restrooms
By meeting project goals and objectives and completing this project on schedule, Cal State Fullerton has a new “front door” to its campus. Plus, the new building enables students, faculty, and staff to use the facility as planned. Our client was extremely satisfied and pleased that the award-winning project was completed on time and to user satisfaction.