Frederick Community College, Administrative Building

Henry Adams provided the MEP/FP, lighting, fire alarm, telecommunications, and lightning protection design for the new Administration Services Building at Frederick Community College. The 15,000 SF, $3.4M Administration Services Building houses a server room, hub room, help desk, open and closed offices, and a conference area.

The building is served by two (2) packaged rooftop air handling units with a gas pre-heat coil and a direct expansion (dx) cooling coil. Variable-air-volume parallel fan-powered boxes deliver 55-degree F air to each space, utilizing electric reheat coils to maintain space temperature. Two dx air-conditioning units with remote air-cooled condensers provide cooling for the campus server room. The server room is also served by a clean-agent fire suppression system.  The remainder of the building is protected by a wet sprinkler system. 

The electrical service to the building was extended underground from a nearby Allegheny Power manhole. A natural gas generator and an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) were provided for the backup campus servers located in the building.

The lighting design for the building included the use of energy saving T8 fluorescent lamps, occupancy sensors, and an automatic lighting control system for control of interior public spaces and the exterior lighting. Transient voltage surge suppression (TVSS), lightning protection, and a fire alarm system were also provided.

Special systems included complete telecommunications design and emergency campus paging communications.

Construction services consisted of shop drawing review and site visits during construction. 

Additional Information:

LocationFrederick, MD
Completion Date
Construction Value $3,400,000
OwnerFrederick Community College
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