HVAC design engineers and contractors are no strangers to difficult installations, especially when it comes to retrofit applications. During design and planning stages, architects sometimes don’t give equipment rooms the necessary attention they need for equipment changeout in the future. The result is high renovation costs 20 years down the road. This is exactly what took place at Georgetown University.
Georgetown University’s Yates Field House, located in Washington, was in need of an overhaul. The 30-year-old building received a new HVAC system, including a separate dehumidification unit for the indoor swimming pool area. The natatorium portion of the building covered approximately 10,000 sq ft and included a six-lane pool with diving bell.