Charlottesville, VA

UVa Aquatic and Fitness Center Natatorium

Scope of Services
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection (MEP/FP) Engineering
 

The natatorium was constructed in 1996 as a state-of-the-art facility. Over time, the harsh pool environment degraded the HVAC equipment until there was inadequate air circulation to remove chemical contaminants at the pool’s surface.

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Services

2RW designed and implemented improvements to the natatorium environmental conditioning and pool water treatment systems to
Improve natatorium air quality, air distribution, air exchange rate, and outdoor air ventilation.

  • Enhance air handling equipment efficiency and reliability.
  • Reduce the cost of maintaining air handling equipment.
  • Simplify air handling equipment operation for the facility’s staff.

2RW also provided cost estimation and value management services at the completion of the pre-design process to help guide the University’s capital budget process.

Scope of Services
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection (MEP/FP) Engineering
 

OWNER: University of Virginia

TIMEFRAME: 2010 – 2012

SIZE: 32,000 SF

COST: $3.16 million


Highlights

This project was complicated by a restricted mechanical equipment room and the need for the facility to remain operational during the design, construction, and commissioning processes. 2RW worked closely with the University and contractor to develop a construction phasing plan that successfully constrained the natatorium closing to a six-week period. In the end,  the contractor completed work and brought new systems online ahead of schedule.