Engineering Project Case Studies | Erdman Anthony

Facility Reconstruction

Erdman Anthony provided engineering design, energy modeling, and construction administration support services for the reconstruction of the Equine Park at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. After a previously conducted structural investigation, it was determined that repair and continued use of the existing main barn were not viable options. As a result, a modern, efficient, and animal-friendly facility was conceived to replace the obsolete main barn while simultaneously consolidating multiple programs into one convenient location. 

The new 15,000-square-foot facility has an L-shaped horse barn with thirty stalls, a treatment area, a wash area, and storage spaces for tack, tools, feed, hay, and bedding. It also has a conditioned wing that has offices, a break room, toilet rooms, a 30-seat classroom, and a small lab. A new 5,000-square-foot commodities barn with LED lighting was also built to provide more storage room for bedding, feed, and hay, and the barn has new horse paddocks with heated horse waterers.

The facility was designed with teaching as its main function, so various technological capabilities now provide staff and students with the most interactive and educational experience possible. 

Enhanced electrical, mechanical, and domestic water systems incorporating the latest technology were provided to optimize energy efficiency. Our firm worked closely with the design team to select the best system options based on the life-cycle assessment, energy goals, and LEED requirements. LED lighting was installed throughout the facility, and all mechanical systems comply with the Energy Conservation Construction of New York State and ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2016. Sanitary drainage piping was also provided to serve all fixtures in the lab, break room, mechanical room, and barn.

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