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<ul><li><p>REQUEST FOR ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING DESIGN SERVICES </p><p>MORAINE HALL REMODELING </p><p>UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER </p><p>May 2006 </p><p>DSF No. 05G1F </p></li><li><p> Table of Contents </p><p> Project Scope and Description Page 3 Project Budget Page 5 Project Schedule Page 5 General Requirements Page 6 Space Tabulation Page 9 User Description of Functions and Requirements Page 9 Adjacencies Page 13 Appendix Campus Map and Site Location Page 14 </p><p> 2</p></li><li><p>PROJECT SCOPE AND DESCRIPTION This project will remodel the entire 10,750ASF/12,797GSF of the main floor of Moraine Hall. Moraine Hall is a single story building with a basement. Work will include a complete remodel of the main floor of this structure to accommodate its current occupants, the University Bookstore. This project will not involve any remodeling of the basement level except as may be needed to accommodate the remodel of the main floor, and to provide a well defined separate entrance into the basement area to service the Textbook Rental operation which is housed in the basement. New entry doors and windows will be provided to create a storefront and reflect the needs of its current retail function. Remodeling will modify HVAC, low voltage electrical distribution and plumbing systems, ceilings, lighting, flooring, and walls, construct new first floor restrooms, and install a new handicap accessible elevator to provide full accessibility to the basement. The project will remove the chiller located in Mechanical Room 110 (the chiller was abandoned in place and the cooling tower removed in 1999). This project will also modify the loading dock and driveway to the dock to improve deliveries. This project will also replace the existing roof. The building was constructed as a dining hall in 1964. In early 1969, Esker Hall was constructed to provide a new larger dining facility adjacent to the residence halls on the northeast side of campus which enabled the University Bookstore to relocate on the main floor of Moraine Hall to provide a more visible and accessible location. Textbook Rental Service was also moved in 1976 to the basement of Moraine Hall. Between 1980 and 1985, the remaining dining service areas in Moraine Hall were removed to improve traffic flow and create additional sales and work areas for the Textbook Rental and Bookstore operations. Minor remodeling has been conducted since 1985, including carpet and retail display furnishings replacement and minor office remodeling. The University Bookstore and Textbook Rental operations currently occupy 11,150 ASF and 6,913 ASF respectively. Additionally, an 827 ASF, one time a computer service area is not in use at this time. Since Moraine Hall was constructed as a former dining service building, it does not adequately meet the needs of its current occupants or reflect contemporary retail design. (This is particularly evident where old walk-in refrigeration units are used as storage rooms.) In addition, the building retains a 1960s look and needs extensive cosmetic remodeling to provide an appropriate contemporary retail environment. Special consideration should be given to the following elements of the project: </p><p> Evaluating the dock and approach drive to improve access for semi deliveries. Replacing of exterior windows and doors. Locating public restrooms outside of main level retail space. Install a new handicap accessible elevator to provide full accessibility to the basement. Evaluating wireless technologies for facility. Creating a more welcoming store front, ideally drawing more attention to the entrance. Utilizing south windows for display purposes. Upgrading and/or replacing lighting, wall finishes, ceiling, and office construction. Removing abandoned plumbing and food service equipment. Identify deficiencies and developing a plan for upgrading the building infrastructure to present day </p><p>technologies, including HVAC system and other technology. SCOPE OF SERVICES Request for A/E Services The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wants to retain the services of an architectural/engineering firm to validate program, design, and provide construction services for the Moraine Hall Remodeling project. The scope of services is to include the following: </p><p> 3</p></li><li><p> Work with University staff to assess physical facilities needs based on the University Bookstores current mission and future program plans. </p><p> Provide advice on current trends in bookstore retail operations. Verify the program information contained herein and develop a complete Program Statement to meet </p><p>the identified needs, including budgets and timeline for the project. Develop preliminary budget to confirm budgetary feasibility of remodeling the main floor of Moraine </p><p>Hall. Develop options for possible phasing of the project and/or relocation of operations during construction. Develop preliminary plans and specifications and develop a design report. Develop construction and bid documents. Provide construction period services for the project. </p><p> Consultant Qualifications The planning will require technical expertise in architectural, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical disciplines to address issues related to: </p><p> Knowledge of current trends in University Bookstore/Retail design and the spaces necessary to support this function. </p><p> Knowledge of retail design and operations. Knowledge of sustainable design principles. Knowledge of technology infrastructure necessary to support point of sale systems. </p><p> PROJECT BUDGET Construction Costs: $1,938,000 A/E Fees: $165,000 DSF Management (4%): $83,000 Contingency (7%): $136,000 Movable Equipment Allowance (6%): $116,000 Percent for the Arts (0.25%): $6,000 Estimated Total Project: $2,444,000 PROJECT SCHEDULE A/E Selection May 2006 Final Program Statement August 2006 35% Design Report November 2006 Receive Bids March 2007 Start Construction May 2007 Substantial Completion and Occupancy August 2008 Final Completion September 2008 University Contacts UW - Whitewater Patricia Jankowski 265-0465 UW System Administration Maura Donnelly 263-5742 </p><p> 4</p></li><li><p> GENERAL REQUIREMENTS Occupants Primary occupants include students, faculty, campus guests, student staff, and professional staff. Primary occupants consist of both employees and patrons of the University Bookstore and Textbook Rental Textbook Rental is housed entirely in the basement of Moraine Hall). During the academic year, the bookstore is open Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm, and Friday 8:00 am until 4:15 pm, and Saturday, 11 am until 3:00 pm. During the summer, the Bookstore is open Monday through Friday 8:00 am until 4:15 pm. The Bookstore serves approximately 72,000-75,000 customers each year, with September and January having the greatest congestion. This project should identify options for maintaining retail operations within the facility by phasing the project or moving operations to an offsite location during the construction phase of this project. WEPA In accordance with the Wisconsin environmental Policy Act (WEPA), this project requires a Type III Environmental Impact Assessment (EIS) with public notice. This requirement insures all fiscal impacts raised during the WEPA process will be addressed in the project budget estimate. The entire WEPA process must be completed prior to bid solicitation. Building Site Moraine Hall is an existing 28,176 GSF building, constructed in 1964 housing, Textbook Rental and Bookstore retail operations. The building consists of two occupied floors, including one below grade. The building is located next to Starin Road, a primary roadway through the campus. It is also located adjacent to Lot 7, a 382-stall parking lot that services the Visitor Center and the rest of campus. The building site has convenient access by both pedestrian and automobile traffic. An access drive and truck delivery dock is located on the east side of the structure. The dock and steps are old and need to be repaired or replaced. Trucks making deliveries to the building have a difficult time backing into the dock. A solution needs to be identified to improve truck access to the dock. Architectural The existing structure was constructed in 1964. Construction consists of a pre-cast block first floor system and masonry bearing walls with a roof system of steel joists and lightweight concrete on a metal deck. The roof was replaced in 1985. It is now in poor condition and in need of replacement. The exterior walls are composed of brick with an architectural pre-cast concrete fascia. These components are, in general, in good condition, however, the soffits are in poor condition. Any new materials used at the exterior of the building should blend, enhance, or match the existing materials. All exterior doors and windows are clear satin aluminum and are, in general, in good condition, but may need to be replaced to provide more visibility into the facility and provide retail display windows facing Starin Road. The thresholds are worn and should be replaced. The facility does have an existing freight elevator; however, a new passenger elevator located in the main lobby is needed to provide full access to the basement. Restrooms are preferred to be provided on the main level, located outside of the retail space. Interior finishes are appropriate to a food service facility and out of date, and therefore in need of replacement with modern finishes appropriate for a retail environment. The completed project should present a non-institutional look and feel to the facility. The current entry lobby and stairwells to the lower level have a closed off feel and separate the operation and traffic between the two levels. The new circulation should be designed to provide access to textbook rental in the basement level and bookstore functions on the main level as mutually supporting operations. A primary goal of this project is to provide better integration of services and support functions. The design should provide spaces for multiple functions and incorporate flexibility for future changes to the configurations of retail space, as well as a new gathering and lounge space. </p><p> 5</p></li><li><p>Gas Service Two gas lines, one 3 steel at 60 psi, and, one 6 steel at 150 psi, run under Starin Road south of Moraine Hall. Two other gas lines run north and south underground beneath the Bookstore Service Drive on the east side of the building. One is a 4 gas line 52 east of Moraine Hall and a 6 gas line 44 east of Moraine Hall. These mains are pressurized at 60 psig nominal. There is no gas service directly into Moraine Hall from these lines. A new gas powered emergency generator should be installed requiring a gas connection to the building. Gas lines are owned by WE Energies Company. The WE Energies Company contact is Patrick Kwiatkowski at 920 563 1245. Health and Safety A Wisconsin Asbestos and Lead Management System (WALMS) survey has been done for this facility. In general the report documents Asbestos Containing Building Materials (ACBM) present in floor tile and mastic, ceramic tile mastic, pipe elbows and fittings, water tank insulation, TSI, fire doors, and duct connectors. In addition, on the outside of the Moraine Hall there are presumed asbestos containing transite panels located on walls on either side of the wind screen on the loading dock and around the old cooling tower pad off the northeast corner of the building. Asbestos containing materials will be abated by a separate contract. This facility must be fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Note that the review process for architectural plans will include review by the campus for accessibility for those with disabilities. Since service to persons with disabilities is a special mission of the UW-Whitewater campus, accessibility requirements may exceed those contained in the ADA Guidelines. Plumbing In general, plumbing within the building was originally installed at the time of original construction of Moraine Hall as a food service building in 1964. The building was converted to a bookstore and textbook rental operation in the 1970s and consequently the piping system is now largely inappropriate for the buildings current and planned use. It is anticipated that the first floor will be completely reconfigured, including the plumbing system. Sanitary Sewer Lines: One 6 CI line exits building approximately 69 east of southwest corner of building diagonally, under floor Room 100. One 4 CI line exits building approximately 22 east of southwest corner of building, under the first slab Room 100.This line joins the above 6 diagonal line approximately 10 south of the building. One 4 CI line exits building approximately 31 east of southwest corner of building, under the first floor slab Room 100. This line formerly connected to a grease trap located 8 south of Moraine Hall. This line has since been modified to bypass the grease trap, as Moraine Hall no longer serves as a dining hall. Storm Sewer Lines: One 6 CI line exits building approximately 35 east of southwest corner of building under floor, Room 100. One 4 CI line exits building on east side approximately 35 north of southeast corner of building, under floor Room 116. One 4 CI line exits building on east side approximately 35 south of northeast corner of building, under floor Room 110A (and under floor in elevator equipment room 110B). Water Main: One 3 CI water line enters building approximately 35 west of northeast corner of building under floor, Room H110 and enters Mechanical Room 110. This line is fed from a 6 city water main, which runs north and south approximately 23 west of Moraine Hall. The City of Whitewater Water Department supplies city water at a nominal pressure of 65 lb. Underground piping is cast iron with all services adequate and in good repair. </p><p> 6</p></li><li><p>Metering is provided by the Whitewater Water Department. The city of Whitewater indicated that there are no known uses of lead supply lines in or around Campus. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Two air-handling units serve Moraine Hall. AHU-1 is located in Mechanical Room 116 and serves the south half of both the lower level and first floor. AHU-2 is located in Mechanical Room 110A and serves the north half of both the lower and first floor. Both operate with 3 zones. Both are rated at 19,980 cfm with 10 HP, 208 VAC, 3 phase motors. Both air handlers were upgraded with new high efficiency motors in the summer of 2002 as part of the state energy initiative. They are both provided with hot water heating coils and chilled water coils for air conditioning. The campus wide systems are Johnson Control Metasys for HVAC controls including central monitoring. It is anticipated that these existing air handlers will be modified as necessary to serve the remodeled areas. Air Compressor The air compressor is located in Mechanical Room 110. It is a s...</p></li></ul>