Evangelical Press Building

Harrisburg, PA

Kayla Gavin

Mechanical Option

Thesis Proposal.

Note: While great efforts have been taken to provide accurate and complete information on the pages of CPEP, please be aware that the information contained herewith is considered a work-in-progress for this thesis project.  Modifications and changes related to the original building designs and construction methodologies for this senior thesis project are solely the interpretation of Kayla Gavin. Changes and discrepancies in no way imply that the original design contained errors or was flawed. Differing assumptions, code references, requirements, and methodologies have been incorporated into this thesis project; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original design.

This page was last updated on January 21, 2011 by Kayla Gavin and is hosted by the AE Department © 2010

Text Box: Thesis Proposal.
This report analyzes the existing conditions of the complete heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems that were installed in The Evangelical Press Building.  Design alternatives were researched in an effort to enhance indoor air quality, occupant comfort and energy efficiency.  Additionally, architectural and construction management breadths are explored.
	Download a pdf version of Kayla’s Revised Thesis Proposal.
	Download a pdf version of Kayla’s Thesis Proposal.

Breadth Topics.
A lighting/electrical breadth will be explored in an effort to improve energy efficiency.  T8 fluorescent lamps will be replaced with T5’s in an effort to reduce the lighting loads.  This simple cost effective change should save a very significant amount of energy, with minimal impact to lighting levels.

Construction Management:
The mechanical system was a design-build delivery, and the changes to the mechanical equipment and overall system will undoubtedly impact the schedule.  The installation of chilled beams would bring together several services into an integrated unit, which would include lighting features and fire protection.   Potential savings on the construction costs and schedule will be explored.  Additionally, the cost and time of implementing radiant flooring in the lobby/atrium space needs to be addressed.