Representing the most significant infrastructure improvement in the University of New Hampshire's (UNH) recent history, RMF recently completed a major project involving the relocation of a substantial portion of the campus hydronic loop piping which was housed in a failing system of underground utility tunnels. The project began with a comprehensive condition assessment of the campus' tunnels. RMF's relocation strategy emerged as an efficient and cost-effective solution to the challenge, and has evolved into an integral component of the university's long-term master plan.
Leveraging its experience in unique underground utility distribution systems and in-depth knowledge of the challenges and considerations when working on a college campus, RMF derived from its assessment the full spectrum of repairs required and the associated costs, presenting UNH with a complex mix of findings. Ultimately, the university opted to abandon-in-place a portion of the tunnel beneath an older structure that was already slated for demolition and relocate the active utilities in direct buried piping in a new location – adding an additional layer of complexity for the RMF team, given the congested nature of the existing underground utilities.
LocationDurham, New Hampshire
ServicesThermal & Electrical Utilities