The WSU Applied Technology Classroom Building (ATCB) is the first building on the Washington State University Vancouver Campus located in what is envisioned to be the campus Science Precinct. The 42.6 million project is a 56,000 square foot building slated for LEED Gold Certification. This is an important building for the Campus from the standpoint of future growth on campus along the Mount St. Helen’s view corridor, but also pivotal in developing the future of research facilities on campus. This new building will provide general classrooms for the campus along with dedicated laboratories, a clean room facility and office spaces to support a new academic program in electrical engineering and the existing computer science program.
Special features for this project include raised, vibration isolation floors, radio-frequency (RF) shielded laboratories, and Class 100 clean rooms. To support these specialized uses high-purity piping and gas systems, FRP exhaust duct systems, radiant ceiling heating, and chemical waste treatment equipment systems were utilized. Additional site improvements included extension of the Campus chilled water loop for heat rejection and underground natural gas piping system for future building connections. In total there were 20 different types of piping systems alone that were installed to serve the needs of WSU engineering students. Hydro-Temp also managed the BIM design process for Hoffman Construction to include essential elements of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems into the building design documents.