enginnering project

SBEC was selected to design the renovation of Libby Hall, a freshman dormitory and dining facility built in 1953.  The kitchen and cafeteria had not undergone any major renovation in its 50 years prior to the renovation, which consisted of a complete replacement of the mechanical and electrical infrastructure.  The renovation was completed in phases to allow the building to remain operational.

SBEC’s scope of work consisted of the following:

  • Extensive renovation with limited ceiling space
  • Code review and analysis
  • New air handling units with 100% outside air supply
  • Indirect/direct evaporative cooling capabilities
  • Grease duct with fire rated wrap, routed three floors to roof
  • Steam cooking equipment
  • Steam heating with face and bypass coils
  • Grease interceptor
  • Replacement of Building Electrical Service
  • New building transformer
  • New service elevator
  • New main switchboard
  • New fire alarm systems
  • Interface with hood fire suppression
  • New mechanical/fire alarm interface
  • New walk in refrigerators/freezers with remote compressor units
  • New lighting in kitchen and dining areas
  • Microprocessor lighting controls
  • Interface with voice/data and A/V systems
  • New service entrance
  • New ADA notification
  • All new kitchen equipment
Area:16,700 GSF