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University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Additional Details

Project Size 85,000 GSF
Project Cost $23,000,000
Delivery Method A/E
Completion 2014

UF School of Business Building (Heavener Hall)

The intent of this project is to create a home for undergraduate students in the WCBA School of Business, including small to medium-sized classrooms, study rooms, academic advising space, and intellectual collision spaces for impromptu collaboration amongst the students outside of the classroom.  The estimated size is between 50,000 - 60,000 gross square feet. In addition to the building, a courtyard is planned that will serve as a usable gathering space for students on a daily basis with approximately 50 seats or could be cleared and provide a standing capacity for approximately 640 occupants.

The project documents developed using BIM (Building Information Modeling). BIM technology and strategies will be utilized fully throughout the project in order to reduce construction conflicts, improve efficiencies, allow for interactive work sessions, and allow for a more accurate and fully loaded "smart" record model of the new building at completion.

The following HVAC features were incorporated into the design: Chilled Beams with a dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS).  This scheme provides additional energy savings by reducing fan energy and reheat energy. A heat recovery system transfers the normally wasted through the exhaust system back into the ventilation system for re-use by the ventilation system. Electric heat was selected due to the low demand for reheat and low first cost.

The lighting design included T5 high efficiency fluorescent and LED down lights throughout the facility. Lighting controls included multiple occupancy sensors and an integrated Crestron lighting control center integrated with the classroom and lecture hall audio visual systems.

LEED Project Certified Gold

LEED 2016 PLATINUM    FB f Logo blue 57   AHCA Florida

FCGB Certified Commision BICSI