Rutgers University Fraternity House

Written by Dale Kemmerer on . Posted in Higher Education

Fraternity House Additions & Renovations

Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ


Date Started / Completed: 2012 – 2012

Project Size: ~13,500 SF

Estimated Construction Cost: $2,000,000

S&H provided all mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection preliminary/schematic engineering services. 

  • Existing conditions and code analysis report of the building.
  • Meetings with Fraternity alumni to discuss energy efficiency and proposed systems.
  • Produced a schematic design report intended for estimating and fundraising purposes, which included recommendations on the MEPFP systems:
    • HVAC: Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems for air conditioning and high efficiency condensing style gas-fired boilers for heating (conversion from steam to hot water).
    • Plumbing: Consolidate (3) water heaters into (1) new condensing style water heater. Replace all plumbing systems for the
    • Fire protection: Adjustment of the existing system to accommodate new and renovation construction as well as conceal the sprinklers.
  • Electrical:
    • Evaluation of the existing electrical service capacity for air conditioning.
    • Support for proposed lift/elevator.
    • High efficiency lighting systems with occupancy sensor controls.
    • New fire alarm system design.
    • New data, telephone and CATV structured cabling systems.