UVA Link Lab Renovation

Charlottesville VA

UVA Link Lab Renovation

Scope of Services
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection (MEP/FP)

The Link Lab at UVA’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) supports collaborative, interdisciplinary research and training. It is used to develop and deploy cyber-physical systems (CPS) technologies and applications such as drones, autonomous vehicles, surgical robots, cyber security, and smart cities. By promoting collaboration across departments, the Link Lab will help the University advance this important research area.

2RW Project Case Study Main Image

2RW provided MEP/FP engineering design and construction administration services for this renovation which combined space for the civil, electrical, mechanical, systems engineering, and computer science departments. The new HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and fire protections systems incorporated existing central air handling equipment and sprinkler mains that were relatively new.

Sustainable MEP/FP features include:

  • Low-flow water fixtures
  • Energy-efficient lighting and daylight harvesting systems
  • Energy-efficient HVAC systems
Scope of Services
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection (MEP/FP)

OWNER: University of Virginia

TIMEFRAME: 2016 – 2018

SIZE: 17,000 SF

COST: $4.8 million


“Everything in our future is going to be connected through the internet—everything in the world in which we work and spend our lives. Cyber-physical systems form the link between computers, data, decision-making and the physical world, and cyber-physical systems let us do things in a much faster, more efficient and effective way. Our Link Lab is an environment where scholars and students can work together developing cyber-physical systems that will solve real-world problems and make the world a better place.”

– UVA Engineering Dean Craig H. Benson

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