University of Georgia Extension of Underground Chilled Water

Mechanical design and construction phase services for 1,150 linear feet of underground chilled water distribution system consisting of 14, 12, and 10-inch diameter piping for extension of chilled water from District Energy Plant #1 to Brumby and Russell Halls.


  • Project completed with no interruption of chilled water to Brumby and Russell Halls with design of local plant piping configuration to allow seamless transition of CHW sources.
  • Gained approval from Athens-Clarke County (ACC) to shut down Baxter Street for seven weeks despite many obstacles presented with multiple ACC departments.
  • Crossing of Baxter Street and numerous underground utilities on schedule.
  • Installation of new landscape and hardscape that included the transplanting of existing rare crepe myrtles that enabled the finished product to appear as though minimal work was performed.
  • Size distribution piping to accommodate additional anticipated future capacity south of Baxter Avenue.
  • Extend new underground chilled water supply and return from District Energy Plant #1 to Russell and Brumby Halls.
  • Provide tie-ins to the existing chilled water systems serving both Russell and Brumby Halls with minimal down time.
  • Demolish existing 400-ton chiller plant in Russell Hall basement and 370-ton chiller plant in Brumby Hall basement to reconfigure space for tie-ins, heat exchangers, and pumps.
  • Provide phased drawings to allow the Contractor to make the chilled water tie-ins during scheduled outages.
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