North Carolina State University - Hunt Library

Kirlin-Way Mechanical was selected to provide all of the mechanical systems for the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library, constructed on the Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh. This $95.2 million, 230,000 square-foot high tech library is designated LEED Silver. The four-story facility houses approximately two million volumes in the basement, where a single volume can be delivered quickly to a student using a storage retrieval machine (robot) instead of from massive book racks located throughout the more traditional libraries of the past. The HVAC system used campus looped thermal utilities including steam and chilled water. The mechanical scope of work entailed installation of 2,851 perimeter radiant panels plus 1,660 radiant cooling panels, 380 chilled beams, 32,000 linear feet of copper and steel piping, 500 control valves, and custom Air Handling Units. The value of the mechanical contract was $9,000,000.