Higher Education

Buffalo State University

Buffalo, New York

Reconstruct Central Heating Plant

Project Objective

The existing steam heating plant was constructed in 1947 and included four pph steam boilers. In 1965, an addition was constructed on the north end of the steam plant for the addition of two more 56,000 pph boilers.

In 2000, the two 56,000 pph boilers on the North end addition were removed, and a new single 27,000 fire-tube water (summer use) was installed, along with controls and modernization upgrades to the original four boilers.

Encorus Group was a subconsultant to RMF engineering for the reconstruction of the central heating plant project at SUNY Buffalo State.

Encorus Group Solution

Encorus Group provided complete design and construction administration services for the replacement of the existing boilers and all associated equipment, wiring, piping, controls, and appurtenances within the building. This project included the removal of an existing 160 ft. masonry stack. The new boilers and equipment require less space, thus accommodating and down-sizing and partial demolition of the building.

Specific Project Tasks

  • Asbestos inspection
  • Contaminated soil sampling
  • Lead-based paint inspection
  • PCB exterior caulk / sealant inspection
  • Abatement cost estimating
  • CADD drafting
  • Specification writing
  • Abatement air sampling
  • Laboratory analysis for fibers in air by PCM
  • Abatement project monitoring
  • Construction administration