The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at North Carolina State University (NCSU) is consistently ranked as one of the top veterinary schools in the country. This state of the art facility was designed to be a prototype for excellence in the United States. The CVM provides services for university research and teaching activities, as well as services to the general public seeking veterinary medical treatment for both large and small animals.
The new 116,000 SF Terry Center is a multi-level medical facility, featuring suites to accommodate surgery, radiology, endoscopy, an emergency department and several animal treatment clinics. A multi-level connector provides interface between the existing large animal and new companion animal facilities. This expansion helps accommodate nearly 25,000 animal medical cases a year.
RMF’s comprehensive design services on this project required collaborative expertise from utility master planning, utility engineering, laboratory and hospital building systems and site development to generate this state of the art facility and supporting campus infrastructure. The Terry Center not only meets AAALAC and ASHRAE animal facility standards, but an elevated level equal to human hospitals in the areas of surgery, emergency department and treatment areas, as well as the associated systems providing HVAC, medical gases and emergency power.
- Thermal utilities are generated with new high efficiency, hybrid, central chiller and boiler systems with capability to cool and heat using multiple energy source options.
- Air systems are variable volume type with variable speed motor controllers and 100% outside air economizers.
- Redundant med gas and vacuum systems for continued operation during service.
- Utility sub-meters will monitor and trend energy use and feature integration with a campus wide SCADA system.
- A single 1MW diesel fueled generator provides emergency power, as well as optional standby power for selected equipment and systems.
- Existing forebay and constructed wetlands were utilized to reduce storm water run-off and improve campus water quality.