George Friedman Architect
The Aquila Group
The Davis Applied Engineering Centre will accommodate a skill training facility, classrooms, labs, faculty offices, and student areas. The building is designed as a living laboratory for students training in all aspects of engineering and building construction by exposing all the building systems. This facility showcases construction methods and building technology for the student body and general public in an effort facilitate tours and teaching.
The combined heat and power plant will contain an integrated thermal generation system including high-efficiency gas-fired boiler and gas fired co-generation equipment for heat and electrical power.
Absorption chillers utilize waste heat from the co-gen equipment to provide comfort cooling along with conventional chillers. This broad range of HVAC equipment is used as a teaching tool for students.
The classrooms and labs will be heated with high-efficiency HVAC equipment that includes in-floor radiant heating/cooling with overhead chilled beams providing ventilation air via dedication makeup air units.