Penn State Bryce Jordan Center Steam Service Replacement
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Stahl Sheaffer provided site civil and structural engineering design associated with the Bryce Jordan Center steam service replacement. Site design services included a topographic survey and base map development of the project area, coordination with design team to develop a plan and profile of the horizontal and vertical alignment of the replacement steam lines, site restoration, erosion and sediment control design and approval, and traffic control plan development and coordination/approval with PennDOT for the temporary closure of Curtain Road. Structural design services included new manhole and vault designs including interface between new and existing sections of tunnels/vaults, pipe supports including guide and anchor designs, and layouts of delegated precast walkable and shallow (pipe only) tunnel sections associated with the steam service replacement. During construction, Stahl Sheaffer performed on-site inspections at the fabrication facility for the pre-cast concrete tunnel sections as well as on-call construction administration to provide quick responses to questions and field issues, avoid delays, and ensure the project met a very tight construction window to re-open the site and minimize service outages.