Wiegmann Associates begins HVAC work on new 16-story, 675-bed housing for Purdue University students

Wiegmann Associates begins HVAC work on new 16-story, 675-bed housing for Purdue University students May 14, 2018

ST. LOUIS, MO – Wiegmann Associates has begun HVAC work on the new 16-story, 675-bed RISE on Chauncey student housing property near Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. Wiegmann is serving as the Engineer of Record (EOR) and design/build HVAC mechanical contractor for the project. The general contractor is Brinkmann Constructors. The property developer is CA Student Living, a division of Chicago-based CA Ventures.  The project is scheduled to complete Summer 2019.

Wiegmann is designing & installing the HVAC and Building Automation Systems to serve 300 studio, one, two, three and four-bedroom units across 15 stories.  Wiegmann’s HVAC systems will also eventually serve 11,000 square feet of retail, study spaces, fitness center and yoga studio on the first level as part of a future tenant improvement.  The building will be the tallest in West Lafayette.

The developer required an HVAC system that was compatible with the building’s height but was also cost-effective and energy efficient.  Split systems were ruled out because of excessive refrigerant line lengths. Wiegmann designed an energy efficient HVAC system with the cooling tower, pumps and boilers housed in a mechanical penthouse on the roof.   A building automation system for the tower/boiler plant will enhance temperature control and consistency across spaces and maximize energy efficiency.

 

ABOUT WIEGMANN ASSOCIATES

Wiegmann Associates is a St. Louis-based mechanical contractor and a national leader in design/build HVAC projects.  Since 1995, Wiegmann Associates has engineered and installed innovative, energy saving and cost-efficient HVAC solutions, refrigeration systems and automation controls for clients in a wide range of industries, including senior living, food and beverage distribution, warehouse, healthcare, commercial and industrial. Wiegmann also provides 24-hour preventative maintenance programs and service in the St. Louis region. Wiegmann is ranked among the top 50 specialty contractors in the Midwest by Engineering News Record and the top 10 largest mechanical contractors by the St. Louis Business Journal. For more information, visit www.wiegmannassoc.com or call (636) 940-1056.

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