The personnel at Applied Engineering have been involved with a wide variety of mechanical and electrical systems over the years. As such, we have developed an expertise in evaluating project requirements, reviewing technology that may be applicable, and efficiently designing the optimum system for the client. In many cases, we have been able to save significant capital or operating costs for our clients through the use of innovative system design.
Applied utilizes computer-aided engineering to facilitate and optimize many of the design aspects involved with mechanical and electrical systems. We make significant use of computer modeling programs to assist with the optimization of fan, pump, duct, and pipe sizing. Utilizing spreadsheets we have custom developed, we are better able to prepare estimated plant operating cost and life cycle cost analyses. We utilize software to perform finite element pipe stress analysis in the event that high pressure, high temperature fluids, or gases are involved in the project design, and we also utilize sophisticated electrical engineering software modeling programs to prepare coordination, short circuit, and arc flash analyses.
Applied Engineering Services has completed a number of studies and designs for higher education facilities. This work has included utility master plans, utility (infrastructure) improvements, building renovations and additions, and studies. These projects include:
- Campus master planning of mechanical, electrical, and other utilities services for Indiana University and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).
- MEP and utilities design for a new 101,000-square-foot music building on the Indiana University campus.
- MEP and utilities design for a new 104,000-square-foot student services building on the Purdue University North Central campus.
- Design to upgrade and replace medium voltage electrical distribution feeders and switchgear in 16 buildings on the Purdue University campus.
- Design to build a satellite chilled water plant with one 2,500-ton chiller and plans for a second 2,500-ton chiller at Indiana State University.
- Study and design of air handling unit replacements, exhaust system replacements, and controls upgrades for Wetherill Hall of Chemistry at Purdue University.
- Commissioning of the HVAC and lighting control systems for the Multi-Discipline Sciences Building at Indiana University.
- Study and design for the controls system upgrade for the central heating plant at Indiana University.
- Campus-wide steam and condensate distribution modeling analysis for Purdue University.
- Assessment study of the mechanical and electrical systems for Hinkle Fieldhouse at Butler University.
- HVAC system upgrade for the third floor of the Music Building and Arts Communication Building at Ball State University.
- Fire alarm system replacement for Elliott Hall of Music at Purdue University.
- Arc flash hazard study for First Street Towers at Purdue University.
Our designs incorporate such factors as life cycle cost, energy efficiency, redundancy, and ease of maintenance. In addition, Applied Engineering understands that any work at university and other education-related campuses must take into account the students and the school calendar. This requires careful planning and often involves completing work in several phases so that buildings and services are available when students are in session.