Project Description

EAST QUAD CENTRAL PLANT

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The University of Alabama (UA) relies on thermal energy to provide high quality and affordable utility services across its Campus. In order to sustain the continued growth and comfort of the University community, the need to secure a highly reliable, efficient, and readily expandable Central Energy Plant became apparent. The $18 million East Quad Central Plant houses heating and cooling equipment that provide hot and chilled water to a variety of buildings across the UA Campus. A new distribution system was routed from the energy plant to the various buildings along street segments, sidewalks and pedestrian areas.

DCS was retained as the Owner’s representative for Traffic Control related issues for the development of the New Central Plant. The scope of services included a campus wide assessment of the project’s impact to transportation services (vehicular, pedestrian, handicap accessible routes, emergency and public transit routes) and the implementation of a transportation management plan to mitigate the project’s impact to the University’s transportation network.

OWNER

University of Alabama

PROJECT SIZE

1,970 Acres (Campus)

CONSTRUCTION COST

$18,000,000

COMPLETION

2010

SERVICES

Transportation | Traffic