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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Nuclear Engineering Laboratory at The University of Michigan

the Project stats

20,500

General Contractor

LEARN / WORK

  • Research Labs
    Masonry Restoration
    Insulatned curtain-wall glazing systems
    Sound Isolation Lab

the Project study

This project included a comprehensive renovation of the building and creation of additional usable floor space to provide room for flexible research laboratories, testing areas, offices, support spaces, and mechanical equipment. This accommodates the expansion needs of the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences (NERS) in the College of Engineering. The NERS department has consistently maintained top rankings of graduate nuclear engineering programs.

A nuclear measurements lab is utilized to test gamma ray cameras for detecting nuclear materials. Labs in the building are used to explore ways to improve the safety and economics of nuclear reactors.

High-performance glazing systems were installed to increase thermal performance. LED lighting fixtures, occupancy controls, and VFD mechanical equipment reduced overall energy use.

The project implemented many construction waste management measures, including using low-VOC paint and flooring, as well as flooring, counter tops, ceiling tiles, and carpeting that contained certified recycled content.