Completed in July 2013, this project was a renovation of the core and common areas of the Graybill Residence Hall at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. This is a 5 story building with 4 floors of student dormitory rooms and common restroom facilities. The entire project was completed with a fast paced 8 week schedule which began in late May the day students left for the summer and completed 1 day before they moved back at the end of July. Project scope of work Included:
– Complete replacement of the building’s hot water heating, storage tank system and hot and cold water risers.
– Replacement of common area radiator heat with a modern roof top air-handler system and ductwork. This air handler also provides cooled air to the corridors and restrooms which were previously not air conditioned. For efficiency the heating element of the air handler is fed from the university’s central plant steam loop.
– New electrical service and main switch gear, including a re-built electrical riser to serve each floor.
– Replacement of the wall, ceiling and flooring finishes in all the corridors and common lounges. Lounges were also upgraded with a high-efficiency variable refrigerant volume air conditioning system.
– Complete renovation of the restroom & shower facilities including new wall layout, toilet, shower and sink fixtures, toilet and shower partitions. Finishes included floor-to-ceiling ceramic tile, built-up epoxy flooring and epoxy coating on the ceiling. All finishes were selected to make every surface both durable and easily cleanable.