SEPI was contracted to perform site/civil engineering, geomatics, traffic planning, and roadway design for the development of the Wake Tech East Campus Central Energy Plant (CEP) and Site Infrastructure.
SEPI was recently selected as part of the Skanska/HH Architecture design/build team to deliver the East Campus Central Energy Plant (CEP) and Site Infrastructure. The CEP is estimated to be between 10,000 and 12,000 GSF. It is WTCC’s intent to maximize the use of stainable energy technologies, including deployment of the latest geothermal and solar technologies. Regardless of whether geothermal/solar or more traditional energy sources are employed, it is anticipated that the finished size of the facility will not vary significantly. The use of boilers, circulation equipment, well field pumps, and water-water heat exchangers, chillers, etc. will be required to be housed within the new plant. The final size and layout of the building and a more detailed analysis of the equipment requirements will be part of the early design stages. The Central Energy Plant will also be designed and built in such a manner that the initial structure is sized for the first phase of campus development, but also supports future development and expandability, such that additional equipment needed for future
development can be incorporated in a straightforward manner.
In addition, the college desires to include classroom space, complete with the latest controls and equipment technologies, to provide learning opportunities for students, faculty, and the public.
In a similar manner, site development will include initial site clearing, excavation and grading; the installation of roads, bridges and access points; and the construction of appropriate site drainage and retention ponds, etc. to support the first phase of development and provide connectively that allows for easy and cost-efficient connection and expansion as follow-on phases are initiated. Infrastructure providing connectivity from the central plant to the first four or five structures will be an integral part of the first phase of development.
The recently completed master plan and phasing plan included in the appendix are intended to illustrate the manner in which the first phase and subsequent phases of development will proceed. This RFQ is limited the phase one development. It is imperative to understand that as the first phase of design and construction is
undertaken, the master plan may evolve to meet cost limitations, programing changes, zoning requirements, or schedule challenges. Should sufficient funding be conserved during this phase of development, additional work phases or sub-phases
may be incorporated to sustain continued development of the site. The master plan is consistent with WTCC sustainability goals, allowing for electric charging stations, options for renewable energy such as photovoltaics and geothermal, and service through an efficient Central Energy Plant.