Construction of New Fraternity Houses at the University of Alabama

Construction is almost complete on two new fraternity houses at the University of Alabama.  The new Sigma Chi and Phi Delta Theta houses, 26,500 square feet and 24,000 square feet respectively, are located on the East end of campus on University Boulevard.  HHB Engineers served as the Mechanical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection engineering consultants for both projects, from the design through the construction phases.  HHB Engineers was also the engineering consultants for the Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) house located on Univeristy Boulevard.  The ATO house was completed in 2011, and is 33,000 square feet.

Sigma Chi and Phi Delta Theta are conditioned by Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) heat recovery systems for a majority of the buildings, with traditional DX equipment for the kitchen and fellowship hall.  Exhaust air heat recovery was also installed for the dorm rooms.

The HVAC system for ATO consists of a 4-pipe hydronic system with an 80-ton air-cooled chiller, condensing boilers, air handlers, variable air volume (VAV) boxes, and fan-coil units.  A DX unit with a desiccant wheel provided fresh air for the 2nd and 3rd floor dorm rooms.

All three fraternity houses are equipped with a commercial kitchen with exhaust hood.

Please visit the project profile pages for more information and photos:

Sigma Chi

Phi Delta Theta