Burns Oversees University of Pennsylvania Air Conditioning Upgrades

Exterior view of DuBois College House Residence Hall

The University of Pennsylvania recently completed improvements to the last five dorms on campus without air conditioning.

As a subconsultant to CICADA Architecture, Burns performed feasibility studies, design and construction-administration services for the two-year project. Engineering services included mechanical, electrical, plumbing and structural disciplines.

The university extended campus chilled water services to reach King’s Court, English House, the DuBois College House, and the Gregory College House, consisting of the Class of 1925 and Van Pelt Manor buildings.

The improvements required installation of new dual-temperature systems, including fan coil units, air handling units, heat exchangers, pumps, piping, and controls, along with supporting electrical, structural and architectural modifications.

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