Cator, Ruma & Associates was selected to provide the Mechanical, Electrical and Low Voltage design and Construction Administration for the new Colorado School of Mines (CSM) Student Health & Wellness Center. This building is a replacement facility for the decades old outdated health center. The new facility provides physical, mental and dental health treatment for the CSM student population, as well as the faculty and staff. The 12,000 square foot two-story facility houses exam/treatment rooms, consultation rooms, a dental suite, private offices, a
pharmacy, phlebotomy lab, clean/dirty utility rooms and a conference room for health and wellbeing classes.
Our electrical design scope included lighting design, power distribution, including the medium-voltage service from the campus-owned distribution system, tele/data communications, security and fire alarm. Our mechanical design scope included designing a heating/cooling plant within the building that would be easily integrated into the campus loop at a future date. LEED principles such as indoor air quality, energy efficient design, system controllability, and water conservation were all followed during design. The mechanical, electrical, and low
voltage/communications designs met industry and CSM standards.
The project was developed through the Colorado state buildings design/bid/build procurement process. The building received LEED Silver certification.