New Mexico Highlands University – Felix Martinez Student Services Building

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New Mexico Highlands University – Felix Martinez Student Services Building

New Mexico Highlands UniversityClient: ArSed Engineering

Location: Las Vegas, NM

Lopez Engineering, Inc. (LEI) was subcontracted by ArSed Engineering to provide Electrical Engineering and Design Services for the 60,000 sq. ft. Student Center Building located on the campus of the New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

LEI performed the schematic design to include major utility distribution plans, major equipment selection(s) and equipment schedules, outline specifications, Cost Estimates, and a list of the LEED points, which was pursued in order to achieve LEED Silver certification. General lighting in the first floor open areas and third floor office/circulation areas was provided from recessed LED fixtures.

Lighting design included provisions for emergency lighting in which LEI provided emergency battery pack ballasts for the light fixtures throughout three stories and a basement in order to provide illuminated paths of egress. In addition, LEI provided emergency exit signs and all lighting for the food service, book store, and ballroom lighting was pendant mount direct/indirect fluorescent fixtures that utilize T8 lamps and high efficiency electronic ballasts.

Based on the schematic design, LEI developed the following design documents: lighting, voltage drop, and short circuit calculations, electrical site plan including POCs, lighting, electrical, and special system floor plans, electrical construction, and cost estimate indicating energy savings from LEED design.