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Commissioning for the University of Michigan MSRB III

Posted by Camille Thompson

Jul 3, 2019 9:50:41 AM

University of Michigan MSRB III Commissioning  |  Ann Arbor, Michigan

Medical Sciences Research Building III (MSRB III) is a 10-story, 207,000 g.s.f. biomedical research facility on the campus of the University of Michigan. The third in a series of research facilities, MSRB III accommodates approximately 400 people and features laboratories, animal housing, office/conference space and support facilities. 

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Topics: Commissioning, Higher Ed, MSRB, Research, University of Michigan

PBA Vice President D. Conrad, PE, Looks at MEP Solutions for New University of Michigan Athletics and South Campus Performance Project (ASCP)

Posted by Dave Conrad, PE

Dec 17, 2018 4:20:56 PM

Sports Complex Features State-of-the-Art Heating System

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Topics: Recent News, Education, Sports, Energy, HVAC, University, ASHRAE, Higher Ed, High Efficiency, Cost-Effective Solutions, Athletic Facilities, MEP Engineering, Recreation

Top 4 Considerations when Choosing MEP Design Engineering Services for Dining Facilities

Posted by Dennis P. Sczomak, PE, LEED AP

Jul 12, 2016 2:27:17 PM

Simple MEP Design Solutions that Will Help Your Bottom Line

There are many factors to consider when renovating or designing kitchen and dining spaces. First of all, the type of space can vary from student dining halls to cafeterias in a nursing or healthcare facility, to high-end restaurants or to coffee shops, and each come with their own set of challenges and rewards.

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Topics: Housing-Food, Energy, Higher Ed, Cost-Effective Solutions, Architectural Lighting, MEP Engineering

MEP Engineers Celebrate Architect's Week

Posted by Camille Thompson

Apr 11, 2016 3:09:42 PM

Why MEP Engineering and Architectural Design Coordination Go Hand-in-Hand

This week, PBA and other MEP engineering firms from around the country, join their architectural partners, in celebrating national Architect's Week. According to, National Architecture Week, April 7─13, is a time to showcase the talented architects who’ve made positive contributions to our communities and society in general. PBA is celebrating by looking at the many ways architectural design and MEP engineering design work hand-in-hand, in excellence in project design and coordination, and in building and sustaining successful client relationships.

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Topics: Sports, LEED, MEP, Higher Ed, Architectural Coordination, Athletic Facilities

PBA's Architectural Lighting Design Recognized for Hope College's KAM in UK-based Lighting

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Mar 2, 2016 11:57:08 AM

UK Magazine Quotes PBA's Banfic on LED Lighting Features

This month's UK-based Lighting magazine features Hope College’s Kruizenga Art Museum's unique exterior lighting design, provided by Peter Basso Associates (PBA). 

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Topics: Lighting, Recent News, University, Higher Ed, Innovative Solutions

ASHRAE Honors PBA for MEP Engineering Design Efficiency for New SVSU Ryder Center Fieldhouse

Posted by Wayne E. Kerbelis

Jan 20, 2016 2:36:12 PM

PBA MEP Engineers Honored with Chapter / Regional ASHRAE Awards

ASHRAE has awarded PBA and Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) with both Chapter and Regional Technology Awards. SVSU places a strong emphasis on being one of the most energy efficient universities in the State of Michigan. In 2013, SVSU reported that of the State’s 15 public universities that submitted energy data that year, SVSU had the lowest utility cost per square foot.

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Topics: Education, Sports, LEED, MEP, Award, ASHRAE, Higher Ed

Green Design Features for Crisler Center Renovation Earns LEED Gold

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Jan 20, 2016 1:35:26 PM

Major Expansion Highlighted by MEP Engineering Services and Architectural Lighting Design

The 63,000 GSF Crisler Center renovation project at The University of Michigan was awared LEED Gold for its extensive energy efficient features, including MEP engineering and architectural lighting design services. 

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Topics: Lighting, Education, Sports, LEED, MEP, Higher Ed

PBA MEP Design Innovation Featured in BD & C

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Jan 4, 2016 10:42:58 AM

Runde Interviewed On Fire Protection / Chilled Beam System

The December 2015 issue of Building Design & Construction magazine featured innovative MEP design / construction solutions, including a first of its kind, dual-purposed fire protection / chilled beam system, designed by Peter Basso Associates. 

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Topics: Recent News, Education, MEP, Fire Protection, Higher Ed, Chilled Beams, Innovative Solutions

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