The renovation project consisted of deferred maintenance to the existing building including replacement of main switchgear, replacement of all HVAC equipment, replacement of all storefront and windows, roof replacement, replacement of all existing lighting fixtures, a new fire alarm system, exterior waterproofing and painting, and onsite drainage upgrades.
The most challenging aspect of this project was to replace the building’s entire HVAC system and switchgear in the two-week break between spring and summer semesters. To achieve this all equipment was coordinated to be on site prior to the start of work, and all coordination with FPL, inspectors and maintenance staff was detailed down to the day.
All work was completed while maintaining the full operation of the building. During the two-week HVAC shutdown and replacement, the administration offices were maintained operational with generators and temporary air conditioning.