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Biomedical and Physical Sciences – Ventilation Upgrades

Project phase: Archived

As part of MSU’s commitment to a future of using cleaner, more renewable energy sources, Infrastructure Planning and Facilities is working in partnership with Environmental Health and Safety to enhance safety and reduce excessive airflow in selected laboratories in the Biomedical Physical Sciences Building

Impacted labs include: 

B133*

B146*

2133

3130

4108

4153

5118

5154

6128

B142*

B175*

2140

3139

4110

4155

5120

5156

6130

B142A*

B238*

3100

3140

4114

4157

5128

6100

6140

B142B*

1200D*

3105

3147

4118

4159

5130

6105

6144

B142C*

2100

3110

3150

4120

5100

5140

6107

6150

B142D*

2105

3113

3153

4130

5105

5144

6114

6152

B142E*

2110

3115

3155

4138

5107

5150

6118

6154

B143*

2117

3118

4100

4143

5114

5152

6120

6156

B144*

2120

3120

B145

2123

3127

 

 

 

*These spaces will have only Celeris 2 Controller upgrade installed.

Project details:

  • Upgrade of Celeris 2 controllers
    The electronic controls for the existing variable air volume boxes that regulate supply and exhaust air flow to lab spaces will be upgraded. The devices and wiring are located above the ceiling spaces throughout the labs. This upgrade reduces both energy and operational costs by providing enhanced controls and monitoring capabilities.
  • OptiNet System
    OptiNet is an intelligent demand control ventilation system. The system provides continuous measurement and validation of laboratory air quality conditions. This ensures that ventilation and air flow in lab spaces meet the needs of users, while allowing energy to be conserved when higher levels of ventilation are not required or the lab is not in use. Note: For safety reasons, some specific labs (depending on usage) will not have ventilation airflow rates reduced.
  • Emergency room purge button
    This override button will be installed to enhance safety and complements established emergency procedures.

Impacts

  • Each lab will be shut down for three days in order to accommodate the ventilation upgrades. During this time, fume hoods will not be operational and will need to be cleared of hazards and sensitive material. Overall lab ventilation may also be compromised. 
  • Once the construction work has been scheduled for your laboratory, we will work with you in advance to ensure that this work proceeds safely and respectfully.
  • During the three-day shutdown, periodic access to the lab will be available. Extended room use will not be allowed due to the inconsistent ventilation.
  • To ensure security in research spaces, all construction personnel will wear ID badges.

Draft construction schedule

To minimize impacts of this work, we need your help to plan when construction work will take place in your laboratory space. We ask that you review the draft construction schedule we have developed with our contractors and notify us immediately if you cannot accommodate construction work at that time. We will work with you to reschedule. 

Timeline

Start of construction: July 2014

End of construction: February 2015

Questions, comments, concerns?

Design representative

Construction representative

CP14070

Draft construction schedule

Please review the draft construction schedule we have developed with our contractors and notify us immediately if you cannot accommodate construction work at that time.