Engineering Drive Utilities Advancing Planning Study


The project scope includes preparing and providing advanced planning for the replacement, relocation and/or construction of thermal utilities (steam and chilled water), gaseous piping (helium, compressed air and natural gas), electrical utilities (primary electric/signal communications), and civil utilities (domestic water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer) between Engineering Centers Building and N. Randall Avenue along Engineering Drive. This also includes replacement of chilled water piping on N. Randall Avenue and W. Dayton Street to N. Charter Street and new primary electrical ductbank and signal along Randall.

The overall plan is currently split into three main phases: Engineering Mall, Engineering Drive and Randall and Dayton Corridors. Each phase is essential to complete to achieve the reliability, growth and operational goals of the project. For example, some systems may be put into a temporary and non-redundant state at an early phase and not brought into final state until a later phase. Critical to this planning is to understand the detailed construction phasing of the project and impact on operations, traffic and pedestrian control, interface with the new proposed academic research building replacing 1410 Building and requirements for temporary utilities.

Report: Engineering Utilities Advanced Planning

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Future Project:
Total $54,569,827
Engineering Mall $18,910,760
Engineering Drive $23,944,000
Randall & Dayton $11,715,067
Funding Sources:
GFSB 69%
PRSB 31%


Future Project

A/E Selection June 2021
Design Report July 2022
Approval August 2022
Bid Date January 2023
Start Project March 2023
Substantial Completion October 2024
Project Close Out July 2025

Key Stakeholders

Occupants FP&M
User Reps Jeff Pollei
UW PM Dennis Rodenberg
DFDM PM Troy Cunat
A/E NV5 w/ KSingh & Associates
Structural Engr. TBD
General Contractor TBD
Plumbing TBD
Mechanical TBD
Fire Protection TBD
Electrical TBD

Area Data

Not applicable (underground utilities).