UCF Wayne Densch Expansion Building

This project involves the design of a new 40,000 sq. ft building located between the existing Wayne Densch Athletic Offices and the Nicholson Field House. The building will be two stories and include training, classroom, locker rooms, and offices.

The project is designed to be constructed in multiple phases. The First Phase, or “shell building” will include first and second floors, exterior walls without interior finishes, but including windows, doors and storefront systems and roof.  Interior, fire-rated corridors will provide egress from the Wayne Densch Center to the exterior on the first floor and similar corridors leading to the egress stairs on the second floor.   Future phases will be incorporated as funding permits through budgeting and donations.

The “Shell Building” has been customized through design charrette with the Athletics and facilities department to ensure the program desired for the buildout can be accommodated. Close coordination was also required to address budget constraints and University Design standards.

Corry Station Track & Field Replacement

Projects entails the installation of a combination football/soccer synthetic turf field and the rehabilitation of the surrounding running track. The track portion involves an asphalt mil & overlay before installing a new track surface. Additional scope includes civil and site work to establish a drainage system for the field before installing the synthetic turf field.

Kings Bay Athletic Track & Field

This design-build project consisted of replacement of existing soccer/football field grass turf located inside base track with new synthetic surface. The existing grass surface does not have ample recovery between events held at the complex. Installing synthetic turf will provide a reduced maintenance facility that can handle the multitude of events held at the facility while providing an aesthetically pleasing appearance. The following are highlights of the project:

  • Replace grass area inside of track with synthetic surface. Surface area converted to synthetic turf is approximately 102,000 square feet. The area covered the existing soccer/football field grassy area inside the track area.
  • Installed a complete, premium quality synthetic turf consisting of a vertical draining gravel blanket and nominal 2.25” long polyethylene paralleling slit and dual mono-filament blended fibers, tufted into a primary backing with a secondary backing consisting of a minimum of 22 ounces of urethane per square yard with a resilient fill surface system consisting of silica sand and crumb rubber granules.
  • The turf shall have the system’s shock attenuation shall have an average G max value of 100-125.
  • The existing eight lane track surface to be resurfaced, pained and stripped.
  • Removed and disposed of existing scoreboard, soccer goals and electrical pedestal.
  • Provide site/civil design that included storm water calculations and management along with permitting from regulatory state agency.

This design-build project was completed over one month ahead of schedule.

Renovation of Building 614

CDE was tasked with the complete interior renovation of Building 614 (the NAS Jacksonville gymnasium) with all new wall, floor, and ceiling finishes, new lighting, new HVAC equipment, and refinishing two racquetball court floors and a basketball court floor. The building was originally built in 1945 and is a two-story, 12,000 square foot facility with workout room, locker rooms, saunas, office space, and a massage therapy room. The current HVAC system uses chiller water as the cooling medium but the system is not balanced and cannot meet the demand. Many of the ceiling tiles were sagging because of the high humidity in the facility.

The new HVAC design incorporates a heat recovery variable flow mini-split refrigerant based system with minimal ductwork. Soffits were designed to hide the refrigerant and condensate piping as several of the rooms do not have drop or gypsum ceilings. All of the showers and restrooms have been redesigned to remove and replace all partitions and fixtures. The steam rooms have been damaged due to the use of coarse and abrasive cleaning techniques on the tile and have moisture behind the tile. The new design repairs the damaged walls and replaces all the ceramic tile on the walls, floors and ceiling of the steam rooms.

In addition to the HVAC effort of the project, some of the additions and enhancements to the gym are a new open but covered outside training facility, refinished sauna/stream rooms, new equipment such as flat screen TVs, refinished gym floor with striping and new floor finishes.

Energy conservation was a critical part of this project. Some of the conservation measures incorporated with design includes:

  • Low e- windows throughout the building.
  • Separate VRF system for the first floor (exercise room area) and the second floor (locker rooms). These units are zoned ductless systems that meet the designated areas specific demands.
  • Zoned ductless variable flow refrigerant system (18 fan coil units with two condensers).
  • All exercise room units are ceiling suspended with target cooling sensors.
  • Occupancy sensors for lighting control throughout the facility.
  • OA control based on occupancy profile and to maintain building pressure during all occupied hours.
  • T-8 lights installed throughout the facility to improve lighting and lighting efficiency.
  • New controls allow for variable set points on supply air temperature for the outside air conditioning unit during summer and winter months to maximize energy savings.
  • A well ventilated and tempered laundry facility with its envelope isolated from the rest of the facility.
  • The new condensers have variable speed compressors with (18.1 IEER for first floor unit and 20.8 IEER for the second floor unit).
  • Individual room temperature control for the offices/lobby for improved comfort and energy savings.