Black Building Process Condenser Water Upgrade

This project will improve the process condenser water system in the William Black Building, which feeds environmental boxes and heavy equipment rooms. New larger pumps and cooling towers are being installed to increase system capacity and improve redundancy.

The new system will utilize a heat exchanger and open-loop/closed-loop configuration with a sand filtration system to provide cleaner water to all equipment, minimizing maintenance and downtime.  New pipe risers are being installed near the men’s restrooms that will allow for additional laboratory equipment to be brought on line in the future.

Project Facts

Project Location: William Black Building

Client: Facilities Engineering

Project Program: State of Good Repair (SOGR) – Infrastructure and Central Plant

Project Scope: Installation of new cooling towers, pumps, heat exchanger, filtration system, controls, and piping Risers

Architect: Mitchell Giurgola Architects

MEP Engineer: R.G. Vanderweil Engineers

Structural Engineer: Severud Associates

Commissioning Agent: GHC Facility Constultants

Contractor: Structure Tone

Year Completed: 2018

Media Coverage

"Black Building crane pick, next step in cooling system upgrade"
CUIMC Facilities Management, 2/5/18