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PBA Provides MEP Design Solutions for MSU's IM Sports West Pool/Locker Room HVAC Replacement Project

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

May 15, 2019 1:10:34 PM

HVAC Design Innovation Provides Unique Ventilation Solution

There are many air quality concerns and HVAC design challenges associated with indoor pools. Recently, PBA, was tasked with meeting those challenges, for the Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, IM Sports West Pool / Locker Room HVAC Replacement project. 

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Topics: Recent News, Sports, Mechanical, Energy, HVAC, Natatorium, Pool, Collegiate, Ventilation

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

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

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

MEP Design Services for University of Detroit Mercy

Posted by Ginger Greager

May 28, 2014 10:54:57 AM

New Student Fitness Center | Detroit, MI

PBA provided MEP design engineering services for the new University of Detroit Mercy Student Fitness Center. The facility which will be completed in two-phases, includes a two-court gymnasium with an elevated running track, weight fitness areas and a group exercise room. A two-story lobby/study lounge, along with men’s and women’s locker rooms and an administrative office area are also included. Phase II will include a natatorium featuring an eight lane competition pool with spectator seating, men’s and women’s locker rooms and alumni space.

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Topics: Sports

MEP Engineering for Port Huron YMCA

Posted by Ginger Greager

May 28, 2014 10:52:33 AM

New YMCA of the Blue Water Area | Port Huron, MI

The 62,000 square foot YMCA of the Blue Water Area is organized around a central spine with a public entry at each end, while a third entry provides access to a childcare center. A focus of the building is the aquatics center, which features two water areas: a six-lane pool capable of hosting high school competitive events, and a leisure pool with water slides and therapy components. The facility also houses an over-sized gymnasium, weight/fitness area, a group fitness room, multi-purpose rooms, a concessions area, a drop-in baby sitting room, locker rooms with a special needs section, and a child care center complete with outdoor playground.

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Topics: Sports

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