This project was negotiated with Suffolk Construction with Grodsky as the design-assist contractor for Plumbing and HVAC. UMass P3 consists of two separate job sites: the Family Housing job site and the Student Housing job site. The Family Housing site includes 15 ten-unit apartment buildings and a Community Center. The Student Housing site includes an Undergraduate Housing building and a Graduate Housing building.
The Graduate Housing building is full wood construction utilizing pre-fabricated wood panels. The building is 4 stories tall with 140 apartments including 201 individual bathrooms and total square footage is over 118,000 square feet.
The Undergraduate Housing building is podium style construction and utilized prefabricated wood panels as well. The building is 5 stories with 253 apartments and 623 individual bathrooms and total square footage is nearly 320,000 square feet. The Undergraduate building also has a Café and Fitness Center with an indoor rock-climbing wall.
Both building are designed with VRF systems and DOAS units for heating and ventilation.
The Family Housing buildings are modular construction. They were built in Pennsylvania and shipped to the site in 22 separate sections per building. Each unit is two-story, 1,000 square foot apartment for a total of 150,000 square feet. The modular units were built with all plumbing piping and fixtures installed from the factory. Grodsky was responsible for the crawlspace piping and piping connection between modular sections.
Grodsky installed Lennox Heat Pumps in the apartments for the HVAC system. The Community Center was wood-frame stick built construction.
Grodsky’s scope of work included all HVAC / Plumbing piping and equipment in the Community Center.