P1 wins mechanical project at KU’s new sustainable engineering research facility

LAWRENCE, Kan. – P1 Group, Inc. has won a mechanical project for the new 34,600-square-foot Measurement, Materials & Sustainable Environment Center (M2SEC) on the University of Kansas campus.

The laboratory will seek LEED Silver certification and serve as an example of sustainable, energy-saving technologies with its sunlit-interior illumination and solar shade and “green” roof technology for temperature control.

This project is being constructed using ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) funds for NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Construction Grants.  This means that all material on the project has to be manufactured in the United States, or at a minimum be substantially transformed in the U.S.

P1 Group was awarded this project in March 2011 and expects to complete it by March 2012.

Scope of Work

  • Rework steam and condensate piping and stands in existing KU steam tunnel
  • Provide steam and condensate piping and stands and required plumbing and ventilation for a new KU steam tunnel from Green Hall to M2SEC
  • Provide all plumbing, HVAC piping, sheet metal, and HVAC equipment for a new two-story KU Engineering Lab

Congratulationsto the following associates who were integral in securing this work for P1 Group:

  • Chris Champagne, Operations Manager
  • Mike Mihalchik, Senior Mechanical Estimator
  • Jerry King, Mechanical Estimator

Chris Champagne will manage the project with the help of Zach Kittle, project engineer.

The Measurement, Materials & Sustainable Environment Center will house research projects aimed to develop biofuels, remote sensing technologies, commercial avionics and sustainable materials.