KSU - Durland Hall Renovation

KSU - Durland Hall Renovation

Funded by a National Science Foundation Grant titled, “Sustainable Energy Solutions via Systems-Based Research: A Proposal to Modernize the Sustainable Research Infrastructure of Durland Hall”, The Clark Enersen Partners Science & Research Design Group was commissioned to design and oversee construction of a complete renovation of the second floor of Durland Hall.  The space renovated includes approximately 5,337 square feet and is home to the Department of Chemical Engineering who wrote and sponsored the NSF Grant.

The design consolidates various compartmentalized laboratories into larger, open laboratories with appropriate fume hoods, bench space, and chemical handling facilities.

A new mechanical penthouse was constructed to house a new indoor air-handling unit.  The air handling unit is 100% outdoor air and consists of prefilters, final filters, glycol energy recovery coil, steam heating coil, steam humidifier, chilled water coil, and variable speed drive supply fan.

An overhead busway system was utilized for the distribution of power within the new laboratory spaces. The busway system utilizes individual power drops with a variety of capacities and connection options, which allows for a seamless and easy change out of equipment or reconfiguration of the laboratories.