Description: The steam tunnel section, located along Kalamazoo Street just north of the Breslin Center, provides the only steam and condensate return service to the Brody Complex and the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. Re-support of the sagging steam and condensate return lines between these vaults is necessary to avoid binding the expansion joints, which could cause major steam/condensate return service failures.
This project involved the re-support of sagging steam and condensate return lines, replacement of deteriorated steam supports in the Breslin tunnel segment and repair of the water infiltration problem within the portion of this tunnel. A new communication duct line for future fiber optics and additional duct line capacity were installed at the same time to take advantage of potential cost-savings and to minimize future campus disruptions.
Timeline: Construction began in May 2011, was substantial completed in August 2011, and reached final completion in October 2012.
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