Areas of Expertise


University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida

Additional Details

Project Size 128,000 SF
Project Cost $35,400,000
MEP Cost $15,400,000
Delivery Method Design-Build
Completion 2010

UCF Physical Sciences Building PH1

The Physical Sciences Building provides 128,000 square feet of research and teaching laboratories in a four story structure for the Chemistry and Physics Departments at UCF. The building is served by four penthouse 100% outdoor air central air handling units and a central high plume exhaust system. All laboratories are designed for variable air volume operation for energy savings while maintaining code-required air change rates and pressure relationships. Chilled water is provided by the campus loop via variable volume pumping. Heating hot water is provided by high efficiency condensing boilers and variable volume pumping.

The design included laboratory infrastructure to support future needs: process cooling water loop, nitrogen manifolds, hot and cold water, compressed air, vacuum, 480V power, 120/208V power, emergency power, UPS and fume/snorkel exhaust. Physics laboratories were designed for reduced EMI and vibration. All laboratories were designed with flexible casework to allow reconfiguration of labs in the future with a minimal cost.

The design also included complete lighting and lighting controls, fire alarm, grounding, telecommunications and data, audio-visual systems and security system. All engineering design work is supportive of LEED certification.

Moses Engineering assisted in program verification that identified a large scope-budget disconnect. The completed 54,000 square foot laboratory is Phase 1 of a total 128,000 square foot buildout. Phase 2 includes another laboratory module (54,000 square feet) and a central atrium with administrative function. Phase 2 is currently under construction.

Moses Engineering was the consulting engineer for all mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, structured cabling and audio-visual systems. Moses Engineering also performed energy modeling and other calculations to support LEED certification.

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