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NDSU Peltier Complex
The new Peltier Complex will be North Dakota State University’s largest facility on campus for research and product development. It will be the new home for Cereal & Food Science, Bioprocessing Engineering, Animal and Meat Science, Northern Crops Institute, North Dakota Trade Office, and United States Department of Agriculture. The goal of this new building is to connect researchers, learners, and the research itself to each other.
Lowry Engineering worked alongside EAPC Architects Engineers and North Dakota State University to design the complex. Lowry Engineering surveyed the site to produce an existing conditions drawing and a digital surface of the existing topography. The survey crew coordinated with the local utility companies on site to survey the depth of the existing dry utilities to ensure there would be no surprises found underground during construction. The new utilities included sewer and water services and a new stormwater network connecting to the existing detention pond. The building will be heated using pressurized steam that is fed from a central location on campus. Lowry Engineering routed this new service to the building and coordinated with the City of Fargo for the pipe crossing under 18th Street N.
The new academic building has two concrete parking lots, two loading/unloading loops, and bus parking. This was carefully coordinated with the architects to ensure the grading guidelines were met for the safety of the operation. Centennial Boulevard was also improved to urbanize access to the rear of the building, which will serve as staff parking and the loading/unloading of animals and cargo.