30C — March 24 - April 13, 2017 — The Best of 2016 — M id A tlantic

Real Estate Journal


Nave Newell King of Prussia Mall Expansion King of Prussia, PA The Best Engineering Projects of 2016 M&E Engineers Hill Center Data Center Rutgers University RGS Associates The Shoppes at Belmont Lancaster, PA

Type of project: Commercial/Retail Size: 155,000 SF - $150 M expansion

The $150 million expansion project seamlessly connects The Court & The Plaza at King of Prussia Mall creating a total of 2.86 M SF of retail space. The expansion provides space for 50 addi- tional retailers, restaurants and community spaces, making it one of the largest shopping centers in the United States. Why was this particular job your favorite/most unusual? To be part of something this complex and high-profile was a privi- lege. The project posed a complicated design process with the ex- pansion planned on columns and parking underneath. Extensive coordination with the architect, MEP and structural engineers and the construction manager was required for major utility relocations. Nave Newell initially performed a topographic and boundary sur- vey of the property. During the planning phase, we completed site planning, utility impact designs, sanitary sewer use calculations and stormwater management options. Since it is a sinkhole prone area, a creative stormwater management system with significant under- ground basin design was required to regulate both rate and water quality. Nave Newell also prepared detailed land development and construction plans and calculations for Township, County and State permitting requirements which were approved in 9 months. To ac- commodate an active shopping mall during 2 holiday seasons, we prepared construction phasing plans with the client and construc- tion manager. The $150 million expansion opened in August 2016, on time to glowing reviews!

Type of project: Mixed Use Size: 372,100 SF

RGS Associates provided site master planning, landscape archi- tectural, and civil engineering services for the Shoppes at Belmont in Lancaster County, PA; a 372,100 SF Mixed Use Development with a $100 million construction budget. This mixed use commu- nity features main street and inline commercial concepts, as well as a blend of townhouses and single family homes while preserving local farmland through the purchase of Transferable Development Rights (TDR’s). Additionally the project preserves historic features and improves traffic and multimodal accessibility. Why was this particular job your favorite/most unusual? Reach- ing the project’s development goals required environmentally sensi- tive design and collaboration with federal, state, and local permit- ting agencies. Strategies included utilization of an existing onsite quarry for both developable land and stormwater management; bio- retention, underground, and wet pond facilities; and stream/flood- plain reconfiguration and restoration. This focus on water quality maximized developable land, met complicated regulatory and mu- nicipal requirements, respected the geologic sensitivity of the site and delivered a high quality place to live, work and play.

Type of project: Infrastructure Upgrades Size: 15,000 SF & $1.4M cost of construction

The Hill Center Data Center provides support and back-up archi- val operations for a variety of University uses. M&E Engineers provided engineering services for a new water based cooling unit with a capacity of 200kW for non-critical computing, scalable to 500kW, modifications to its associated electrical switchgear, and relocation of the existing UPS system. New chilled water cool- ing plant consists of a 72 air-cooled chillers with economizer coils for free winter cooling, a CRAC unit, and 10 direct cooled racks through a rack mounted rear door heat exchanger. Why was this particular job your favorite/most unusual? Given the ever increasing need for technology services, demand for server space and the Hill Center Building’s limited infrastruc- ture and expandable capacity, the Data Center found itself unable to meet many of the technological needs of the University and its researchers. These upgrades mended these issues.

RGS is proud to be recognized by the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal for THE BEST ENGINEERING PROJECTS OF 2016



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