The natatorium was constructed in 1996 as a state-of-the-art facility. Over time, the harsh pool environment degraded the HVAC equipment until there was inadequate air circulation to remove chemical contaminants at the pool’s surface.
2RW designed and implemented improvements to the natatorium environmental conditioning and pool water treatment systems to
Improve natatorium air quality, air distribution, air exchange rate, and outdoor air ventilation.
2RW also provided cost estimation and value management services at the completion of the pre-design process to help guide the University’s capital budget process.
OWNER: University of Virginia
TIMEFRAME: 2010 – 2012
SIZE: 32,000 SF
COST: $3.16 million
This project was complicated by a restricted mechanical equipment room and the need for the facility to remain operational during the design, construction, and commissioning processes. 2RW worked closely with the University and contractor to develop a construction phasing plan that successfully constrained the natatorium closing to a six-week period. In the end, the contractor completed work and brought new systems online ahead of schedule.