UVM’s STEM Facility

Burlington, VT

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Complex at the University of Vermont is a large, state-of-the-art multi-building project located on campus.

The complex consists two buildings that house laboratories, classrooms, meeting spaces as well as research facilities for students and faculty of the University.

project at a glance

Category: Higher Education
size:200,500 SF
owner:University of Vermont
GC:PC Construction
scope:Plan/Spec, Full Mechanical
contract value:$23,000,000
VHV Company - UVM's STEM Facility
VHV Company - UVM's STEM Facility

Challenge

The UVM STEM facility was designed to be the state-of-the-art home for the Chemistry, Physics, School of Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, and Computer Science programs. Different spaces within the complex required different systems to support their purpose.

The complex will feature 20 state-of-the-art teaching labs, seven media-rich classrooms, two lecture halls, faculty labs, and meeting spaces for student and teacher interaction.

Solution

The high-quality HVAC and plumbing systems installed by VHV on this project matched the state-of-the-art complexion of the UVM STEM facility. All mechanical, electrical, and fire protection systems were coordinated using 3D BIM modeling software.

VHV’s piping and ductwork fabrication facilities provided precision shop-built components. This saved time and allowed the project to stay ahead of schedule.

Electronic tools (Trimble GPS locator, on-site tablets, computers, cloud-based project management software, CAD-to-shopfab interface) allowed VHV to work efficiently and communicate crisply with the entire Project Team.

Phase I was completed ahead of schedule; Phase II is projected for early completion as well.

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