Facilities Engineering and Architectural Services
Health Science Campus Central Utility Plant







University Project Manager

East Carolina University

Robert Still

(252) 328-6858


 Newcomb & Boyd


(404) 730-8400

CM @ Risk

Bovis Lend Lease

Clark Garrett

(252) 695-6226

Description of Work

This Phase I Infrastructure project will provide utility production & distribution to serve the new School of Allied Health, School of Nursing and Health Science Library projects, in addition to future Family Practice Center, East Carolina Cardiovascular Research Institute and School of Medicine Outpatient Clinic space.


This project will consist of an expansion of the existing utility plant to provide 2000 tons of additional chilled water production and distribution capacity and 1000 BHP of additional steam production and distribution capacity along with necessary electrical distribution systems upgrades.  Utility systems will be extended and distributed within a new 350-foot long utility distribution tunnel extending west from the expanded steam plant towards Arlington Blvd.  This tunnel will be designed to house utilities sized to serve the entire Health Science Campus expansion west of the existing campus as shown in the Health Science Campus Master Plan.  The project also relocates an existing 75,000 above ground fuel oil tank and installs a replacement 10,000 below ground gasoline tank.


Connection points are to be provided for chilled water, steam/condensate, fire protection water, potable water, irrigation water, A/C condensate reclaimed water and compressed air.  This project will provide the conduit infrastructure for fiber optic cable (data & telephone) that will be circuited back to a new data hub room at the existing utility plant by each subsequent building project.  All normal and emergency power will come from new electrical gear at the utility plant and be routed beside the tunnel through manholes and site located switchgear.  Each building construction project will then provide the utility services from the tunnel or manhole connection points to the service entrances for each utility in each building.  Site utility improvements in the current project include extensions of sanitary sewer and storm sewer to serve these first buildings.