Commercial Buildings

Swarthmore College’s Michael Mullan Tennis Center

Kupper Engineering provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services for Swarthmore College’s Michael Mullan Tennis Center on the college’s campus in Swarthmore, PA.  Our team performed HVAC load calculations for the new golf room, fitness area, and physical therapy area within the Center, and designed a new variable refrigerant flow heating and cooling system with heat recovery, as well as a dedicated ventilation system with energy recovery.  Other services included designing new distribution ductwork, plumbing systems, power distribution, circuiting, panel schedule details, a lighting control system, and fire alarm system modifications.

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Pharmaceutical Company Fit Out

Our team provided engineering design services for a pharmaceutical company’s 105,000 square foot space in Exton, Pa.  This included utility coordination, circuiting and panel schedule details, lighting control systems for all receptacles and interior lighting fixtures, and emergency and egress lighting design. We also provided the fire alarm system design, and coordinated electrical requirements for mechanical and plumbing equipment, as well as heating and cooling load analysis and the design of air distribution ductwork systems for a new cafeteria, fitness center, and walkway.

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Software Services Company Fit Out

We performed MEP design and construction documentation services for this tenant fit out project for a software company’s new headquarters (approx. 30,000 square feet).  The space included two floors with an interior open staircase and open ceiling concept, and featured unique design elements, including a full game room with a pool table and shuffleboard, hammock swings, a telephone booth, felt panel screens for privacy, and an interactive communication stair with bench style seating.  The project involved the following design:

  • New lighting layout and controls
  • Modification of HVAC, electrical distribution, and fire protection (new alarm devices)
  • Convenience outlets
  • Documentation for all back boxes of tele/data outlet locations
  • Complete fire alarm system in accordance with NFPA 72 that included modifications to the existing system to accommodate new building components
  • Wet pipe sprinkler system that tied into the existing riser at the source
  • Mechanical and electrical coordination, and HVAC to meet temperature and ventilation requirements
  • Heating and cooling load analysis
  • Plumbing systems that included domestic cold water, hot water, sanitary, and vent

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