McKim & Creed provided design and construction administration services for the University of Tampa's new high-efficiency chiller plant.
McKim & Creed provided design and construction administration services for the University of Tampa's new high-efficiency chiller plant.

University of Tampa Chiller Plant

The University of Tampa recently upgraded its chiller plant, prioritizing sustainability and efficiency. McKim & Creed served as prime consultant, providing design and construction administration services for the new high-efficiency chiller plant. This project’s scope included four new 1,200-ton chillers and associated cooling towers, variable primary pumps, condenser pumps, and a chemical treatment system. The design included new underground piping that connected three additional campus buildings and the existing south chiller plant to complete a total campus chiller plant loop.

McKim & Creed also provided hydraulic modeling for pressure and flow relationships in the underground piping system for the north and south chiller plants to connect the two plants. The project also included providing a new direct digital controls (DDC) system, which allowed the two plants to operate in concert while still being able to operate individually. Electrical power system upgrades to the campus’ medium voltage distribution system were included to power the plant.