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Wiegmann Associates begins HVAC on student-housing tower at Purdue University

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Wiegmann Associates has begun HVAC work on the new 16-story, 675-bed RISE on Chauncey student housing property near Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Wiegmann is serving as the Engineer of Record and design/build HVAC mechanical contractor for the project. The general contractor is Brinkmann Constructors. The property developer is CA Student Living, a division of Chicago-based CA Ventures. The project is scheduled to complete Summer 2019.

Wiegmann is designing and installing the HVAC and Building Automation Systems to serve 300 studio, one, two, three and four-bedroom units across 15 stories. Wiegmann’s HVAC systems will also eventually serve 11,000 square feet of retail, study spaces, fitness center and yoga studio on the first level as part of a future tenant improvement. The building will be the tallest in West Lafayette.

The developer required an HVAC system that was compatible with the building’s height but was also cost-effective and energy efficient. Split systems were ruled out because of excessive refrigerant line lengths. Wiegmann designed an energy efficient HVAC system with the cooling tower, pumps and boilers housed in a mechanical penthouse on the roof. A building automation system for the tower/boiler plant will enhance temperature control and consistency across spaces and maximize energy efficiency.