CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY MONTEREY BAY / DORMITORIES AND STUDENT SERVICES BUILDING, Seaside, CA
Seven buildings were converted from a portion of the abandoned, former Fort Ord U.S. Army buildings to new, three-story, 30,000 square foot college freshmen dormitories.
Axiom Engineers℠ designed a complete hydronic hot water baseboard heating system, corridor ventilation systems, a full fire sprinkler system from existing site water service, and dormitory plumbing systems.
Although the student services building was redesigned with a full hot water hydronic baseboard heating system, extensive computer modeling of the building energy conditions was performed. Operable windows, exterior shaping, and limited mechanical ventilation without mechanical cooling were provided for this project. Full plumbing design for toilet cores and local break room was also provided. Fire protection from site fire service, including sprinkler design, to multiple stair tower wet standpipe design was also a big part of the design on this project.
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