Dalhousie University — Studley Gym Steam System Changes 

Halifax, NS

Dalhousie University

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Built in 1932, Dalhousie University’s Studley Gymnasium continues to serve as a venue for varsity team practices, intramural, and club activities. The building consists of a gymnasium, dance studio, offices, and locker room facilities. Aging and malfunctioning mechanical systems required complete overhaul to better align with the university’s standards of acceptance. 

MCA Consultants was tasked with verifying existing equipment in the space, determining abandoned equipment following years of changes to the campus, and relocating all equipment requiring maintenance to a new location beneath the recently constructed LeMarchant Place. MCA also developed a comprehensive design solution to address elevated heat and humidity levels within the space. 

Services Provided

  • HVAC
  • Building Automation/Controls
  • Steam Systems

Key Design Elements

  • Documentation of existing conditions through site surveys and drawing creation
  • Hydronic heating circulator system upgrade and relocation
  • Steam to water heat exchanger selection, condensate receiver, pumping station and metering design
  • Supply and exhaust fan system design for basement corridor to maintain heat and humidity levels
  • Controls design for both HVAC and hydronic systems