SMU Residential Complex
Owner: Southern Methodist University
Engineer: Purdy-McGuire Inc.
General Contractor: Beck
Mechanical Contractor: Dynamic Systems, Inc.
Products Used: PACO HVAC Pumps, Mueller Domestic Heat Exchangers, Grundfos BoosterpaQ, Grundfos Sump Pumps and Circulators, Elbi Expansion Tanks and Air Separators, and Nexus Valve Packages
Brief Description: The new Residential Commons at SMU will feature five (5) residential buildings and space for 1,250 students. It includes a a dining commons and parking garage (where the central plant is located). The design and construction team chose PACO vertical in-line pumps for the central plant for their efficiency and small footprint. A Grundfos BoosterpaQ provides domestic boosting, while Mueller Heat Exchangers and Grudnfos circulators and sump complete the plumbing pumping systems. Nexus Valve auto-flow packages provided balanced water flow to the 1,000+ coils.