New Village at USC opens for all to admire and enjoy.
The new $700 million multi-use project opened for business in August. The Village covers 15 acres, and was the largest project in USC history. The 2,500 students living within the village will have access to a Target department store, Trader Joe’s Supermarket, Starbucks Coffee shop, and a Bank of America branch, along with twelve other options for eating without having to leave the property.
USC University Village is served by its own central plant, which provides chilled water, hot water, and plumbing services to multiple buildings on the property. The plant has 3,000 tons of cooling capacity provided by four variable flow chillers served by 11 Bell & Gossett pumps. Heating capacity for the plant is 12 million BTUs provided by five boilers and 9 Bell & Gosset pumps in a primary/secondary pumping configuration.
Dawson’s business development group worked with Yuvaraj Saravanan at ARUP in selecting the Bell & Gossett equipment on the project. Project manager for Limbach was Jarod Plante, who worked with Ken Dubois from Dawson Company on ordering and coordinating equipment releases.