Higher Education

University of Utah
College of Social Work Addition

WHW Engineering, Inc. worked as the consulting mechanical engineer to ajc architects for the design of the new 15,000 sf addition to the existing college of social work building. The new addition houses offices, training rooms, and observation rooms. The HVAC loads were calculated for the 15,000 sf addition, and it was determined that the existing cooling system did not have capacity, but the existing heating system did.  Heating water was extended to the new addition, and a new dedicated chiller and air handler were provided for the new addition.  Although the new air handling system was designed to be dedicated to the new addition, it also needed to be designed to accommodate the pressure differences at the breezeway between the new and old buildings.  The existing building had some real pressure control problems, so some modifications were made to the existing system, in addition to controls programming at the new system.

The College of Social Work Addition was awarded the Intermountain Contractor Best Public Project Under $5 Million Award.

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University of Utah

  • University of Utah Donna Garff Honors Residential Scholars Community
  • University of Utah INC Building HVAC Renovation
  • University of Utah Merrill Engineering Building Fume Hood System Replacement
  • University of Utah HEDCO Building Fume Hood System Replacement
  • University of Utah Guesthouse Addition
  • University of Utah Campus Wide Eyewash Study
  • University of Utah Biomedical Polymers Research Building Heat Exchanger / Controls Upgrade

Utah State University

  • Utah State University Emma Eccles Jones Early Childhood Education Building
  • Utah State University Kaysville Botanical Center Classroom Building – LEED Silver
  • Utah State University Tooele Campus Classroom Addition
  • Utah State University Roosevelt Campus Child Development Classroom
  • Utah State University Price Campus (CEU) Athletic Center Mechanical Retrofit

Dixie State College

  • Dixie State College Emma Eccles Jones Health Science Education Building
  • Dixie State College Chiller Plant Upgrade Phase I, II, III
  • Dixie State College Heat Plant and Tunnel Piping Upgrade
  • Dixie State College Avena Center Chiller Plant Renovation
  • Dixie State College Science Building Ventilation Renovation
  • Dixie State College Gardner Center Addition

Southern Utah University

  • Southern Utah University Emma Eccles Jones Teacher Education Building
  • Southern Utah University Old Main Renovation
  • Southern Utah University Braithewaite Renovation
  • Southern Utah University South Hall Music and Arts Building
  • Southern Utah University Central Boiler Plant Renovation Phase I, and II

Salt Lake Community College

  • Salt Lake Community College Composite Lab Ventilation
  • Salt Lake Community College Mortuary Science Renovation
  • Salt Lake Community College Lifetime Activities Center Chiller Plant Renovation
  • Salt Lake Community College Utility Tunnel Expansion
  • Salt Lake Community College Multiple Campus Metasys Controls Upgrades

Snow College

  • Snow College Housing Program
  •  Snow College Student Center Food Serving Renovation
  •  Snow College Print Studio Fume Hood System Renovation

Weber State University

  • Weber State University Campus Utility Tunnel Steam System Study and Master Plan
  • Weber State University Campus Utility Tunnel Steam System Repairs Phase I, and II
  • Weber State University Central Boiler Plant Renovation
  • Weber State University Layton Campus HVAC Renovation
  • Weber State University Technical Education Steam System Replacement
  • Weber State University Campus Chilled Water Distribution System Study

Utah Valley University

  • UVU Economic Building – Saturn Dealership Remodel
  • UVU Losee Center Seminar Room Remodel
  • UVU Campus Park Building L Chiller Replacement
  • UVU Bookstore Remodel
  • UVU Murdock Renovation
  • UVU Multipurpose Center Addition