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University of Nebraska-Omaha HPER Building

UNO – HPER is a 400,000 SF 4 level facility containing running tracks, exercise equipment, basketball court, full competition swimming pool, rock climbing wall, conditioning facilities, education facilities, class rooms, weight rooms and other various athletic facilities for UNO students, faculty and staff. MMC Contractors provided new utility entrance including steam, condensate, chilled water supply/return and domestic water services. In addition to the utilities, MMC provided new locker rooms, class rooms, gymnasiums, athletic workout facilities, common spaces that all include plumbing, steam, chilled water, heating hot water, ductwork, equipment air handlers, controls, insulation and all other scopes of a complete mechanical installation.

The project was broken in approximately 10 phases and services were maintained throughout construction over a period of 14 months. MMC Contractors provided delivery of materials in a “just-in-time” method including prefabrication of the bathroom groups in the locker rooms and the new utility entrances. The only time that the facility was allowed to be without heating or cooling was on Martin Luther King Jr. day. when school was out of service. During that time frame the existing 10” steam and 6” domestic water services were completely removed and reinstalled with a revised configuration in less than 6 hours.


• 2 new conventional Air Handling Units

• 4 new Temptrol fan wall air handling units

• 7 new pumps & new high pressure steam entrance

• New 8” Chilled water entrance and pumps

• Over 5 miles of piping & negligible onsite storage

• Steam generator for steam rooms & 2 instantaneous steam water heaters

• Demolition of all existing systems while facility was still in operation

Additional Project Information:

Square Feet: 400,000
Project Location: Omaha, Nebraska
General Contractor: Hawkins Construction Company
Project Owner: University of Nebraska Omaha