Bryant Conference Center and Moody Music District Energy Plant

  • North of Bryant Conference Center/South of Moody Music
Information at a Glance

Use

Utilities & Infrastructure

Status

Active

Construction Type

New Construction

Current Phase

Design

College or Division

Division of Finance and Operations

CA Filing Code

337-20-2307

Project GSF

3,477

Project Architect

LIVE Design Group

General Contractor

TBD

Project Manager

Steven Mercado

Field Coordinator

TBD

Interior Designer

TBD

Project Admin

Cassidy Largin

Project Summary

The Bryant Conference Center and Moody Music District Energy Plant (“DEP”) project (“Project”) will be located immediately north of Bryant Conference Center (BCC) adjacent to the existing mechanical yard that supports BCC, Alumni Hall and the Bryant Museum and just west of the BCC loading dock area.

The building will be single-story and approximately 3,477 gross square feet (gsf) and is sized for future expansion (one additional 600T chiller) of the system to accommodate the BCC and Moody master plans and the future pedestrian bridge. The building will be constructed so as to screen the cooling towers from public view. In addition to the DEP building, the Project will also include utility relocations and a new roundabout in 9th Street to facilitate large truck access to the BCC loading dock. Proposed to be constructed in phases, the new DEP will replace mechanical systems that are beyond their useful life and provide adequate cooling capacity to service BCC, Alumni Hall, Frank Moody Music Building, and Bryant Museum.
The Project includes the installation of two (2) 600-ton chillers, two (2) cooling towers, all associated pumps and accessories along with space for future chiller with all piping headers including valve taps for all required future connections in the DEP. Underground chilled water lines would be extended from the new district energy plant to connect to and replace the chilled water mechanical equipment at BCC that currently serves Bryant Museum, Bryant Conference Center, Alumni Hall, and the equipment that serves the Frank Moody Music Building.

As noted above, this Project will also eliminate the existing air-cooled chillers and their enclosure at Moody Music. The adjacency of this equipment to Moody Music has caused acoustical challenges and the removal will allow the courtyard area to be enhanced. The location of the existing chillers in BCC will be repurposed as part of the future BCC renovations.

Thermal Energy service capacity for BCC and the other buildings in the area was originally considered in the Capstone Parking Deck, but the space designated for that purpose was allocated to the Event Management Center. This configuration will yield overall savings due to minimizing pipe lengths. The Project is being advanced prior to the planned BCC Renovation as the existing chillers and cooling towers, at both BCC and Moody, have reached their expected service lives and operational and service challenges are manifesting. The Project is being closely coordinated with the planned BCC Renovation and Moody Music Renovations to eliminate any potential conflicts and to ensure efficient connectivity.


Information at a Glance

BOT Budget

$9,125,000.00

Funding Sources

  • Office of Academic Affairs Reserves:
    $750,000
  • University Plant Reserves:
    $750,000
  • College of Continuing Studies Reserves:
    $7,625,000

Banner/Project #

90915

Project Accountant

Demon Patrick

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Category Utilities & Infrastructure
College/Division Division of Finance and Operations
Status Active
Construction Phase Design
Construction Type New Construction
GSF 3,477
Street Address North of Bryant Conference Center/South of Moody Music
Zone 6
Project Number 337-20-2307
Architect LIVE Design Group
Project Manager Steven Mercado
Project Admin Cassidy Largin
Field Coordinator TBD
General Contractor TBD
Interior Designer TBD
Bid Date
Construction Start
Scheduled Construction End
COSC Date
Year End Inspection Information Not Yet Available
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Project Summary

The Bryant Conference Center and Moody Music District Energy Plant (“DEP”) project (“Project”) will be located immediately north of Bryant Conference Center (BCC) adjacent to the existing mechanical yard that supports BCC, Alumni Hall and the Bryant Museum and just west of the BCC loading dock area.

The building will be single-story and approximately 3,477 gross square feet (gsf) and is sized for future expansion (one additional 600T chiller) of the system to accommodate the BCC and Moody master plans and the future pedestrian bridge. The building will be constructed so as to screen the cooling towers from public view. In addition to the DEP building, the Project will also include utility relocations and a new roundabout in 9th Street to facilitate large truck access to the BCC loading dock. Proposed to be constructed in phases, the new DEP will replace mechanical systems that are beyond their useful life and provide adequate cooling capacity to service BCC, Alumni Hall, Frank Moody Music Building, and Bryant Museum.
The Project includes the installation of two (2) 600-ton chillers, two (2) cooling towers, all associated pumps and accessories along with space for future chiller with all piping headers including valve taps for all required future connections in the DEP. Underground chilled water lines would be extended from the new district energy plant to connect to and replace the chilled water mechanical equipment at BCC that currently serves Bryant Museum, Bryant Conference Center, Alumni Hall, and the equipment that serves the Frank Moody Music Building.

As noted above, this Project will also eliminate the existing air-cooled chillers and their enclosure at Moody Music. The adjacency of this equipment to Moody Music has caused acoustical challenges and the removal will allow the courtyard area to be enhanced. The location of the existing chillers in BCC will be repurposed as part of the future BCC renovations.

Thermal Energy service capacity for BCC and the other buildings in the area was originally considered in the Capstone Parking Deck, but the space designated for that purpose was allocated to the Event Management Center. This configuration will yield overall savings due to minimizing pipe lengths. The Project is being advanced prior to the planned BCC Renovation as the existing chillers and cooling towers, at both BCC and Moody, have reached their expected service lives and operational and service challenges are manifesting. The Project is being closely coordinated with the planned BCC Renovation and Moody Music Renovations to eliminate any potential conflicts and to ensure efficient connectivity.

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Budget 9125000
Banner Fund Number 90915
Project Accountant Demon Patrick
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