Science Phase 2: Construction Pictures

30 January 2007

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Exterior Basement Labs Mechanicals

Northern Exterior

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Glass continues to be installed in the central library area. The plywood areas cover metal brackets that stabilize the tower that holds the installation platform.
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Looking from the library area toward the western part of the building.
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On the western exterior, brick provides the surface for the first two floors, and darker paneling covers the top (third) floor.
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The western part of the building contains glass-covered study/observation areas on each floor.

Basement Labs

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The stairway on the left goes upward to the first floor; the corridor on the right goes back (northward) toward the mechanical rooms.
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Basement windows in labs look southward into the courtyard.
A teaching laboratory in the middle area separates faculty research labs, located at this end and the far end
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This picture looks inward (northward) from the courtyard windows through the teaching lab.
Blue pipes serve as acid waste lines from the biology labs on the first floor.
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A second view looking northward from the courtyard windows.

Mechanical Systems

The northern half of the new basement contains utility equipment: air handling units/mixers, steam and water valves, ionized water units, electrical switches, etc.

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Three large air-handling units serve much of the building, while a smaller fourth air-handling serves the animal rooms.
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Pipes throughout the mechanical rooms carry steam, hot water, cold water, tempered water, de-ionized water, acid waste, sewer, and fire-system water throughout the building. This yields a complex arrangement throughout the building.
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Various sump pumps, sewer pumps, etc. (left) are located together in the southern-middle of the main mechanical room.
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The water purification system contains a water softener stage, a filter stage, a de-ionization stage, and ultra-violet radiation stage.

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