Steam Plant Renovation Gets Duke University Off Coal
For the Duke University West Campus Steam Plant Renewal and Renovation Project, Lend Lease (US) Construction converted a coal-fired steam plant to gas and updated the facility overall. Work included removing three coal-fired boilers and associated systems, ash conveyors, ash hoppers and two bag houses. Crews then replaced this equipment with a gas/oil-fired boiler, along with all-new mechanical, electrical and control equipment—all while the plant remained fully operational. Additionally, the project's scope included the restoration of the 33,000-sq-ft facility's historic 1928 facade and the demolition of two 175-ft-tall brick chimneys. The team established an onsite BIM center with a 50-in. computer monitor that workers could use to work out minor conflicts with the engineer.
Award of Merit - Renovation/Restoration — Duke University – West Campus Steam Plant, Durham, N.C.
Contractor Lend Lease (US) Construction, Durham, N.C.
Owner Duke University, Durham, N.C.
Lead Design Firm, Structural/Civil/MEP Engineer RMF Engineering, Raleigh
Architect Flad Architects, Raleigh