Central Utility Building Expansion
The Central Utility Building (CUB) houses electrical and HVAC equipment and services, as well as process equipment which serve the main SUNY CNSE campus. The building has been built in three phases as the campus has expanded. Longtin Engineering is the Structural Engineer of Record for the second phase of the CUB expansion and provided consulting structural engineering services for the third phase addition. The second phase addition has the following notable features:
- Steel framed building utilizing composite steel/concrete floors and steel braced frames.
- Amongst other components the building structure supports components such as large process vessels, storage tanks, a series of boilers, chillers and cooling towers.
- The wall framing system is comprised of horizontal steel girts supporting 4” insulated metal panels which eliminate the need for additional in wall insulation.
- The building gross area is Approximately 22,000 square feet.
- 18” thickened slabs on grade were used to support 250,000 pound two-story process vessels as well as numerous other process equipment.
- Complex steel floor and roof framing was used to support piping and equipment weighing up to 65,000 lbs.
- Approximate constructed cost of the phase two expansion is $15 million.