Pie to Provide BECx for University of Arkansas Football Center

Eden Prairie, Minnesota (December 05, 2011) – Pie Consulting & Engineering (Pie) was recently contracted to provide building enclosure commissioning services (BECx) for the new University of Arkansas Football Center.

Pie is working in conjunction with the MEP commissioning agency, Comfort Systems USA(www.csusaenergyservices.com), to provide design review, preconstruction quality assurance, and performance testing services for the new 80,000-square-foot facility. Populous Architecture(www.populous.com) is designing the football center.

The modernized football center will feature a new locker room, team meeting rooms, athletic training room, equipment room, a student-athlete lounge and study area, coaches’ offices, a recruiting reception area and a football museum celebrating the history and tradition of Razorback football.

“We are excited to be part of such a distinguished project team in this high-profile project.  The green roof system, which includes vegetation over a waterproofing membrane with a practice field, and unique roof design, presents interfacing challenges that will be addressed in our BECx program to provide the University of Arkansas a high-performing football center to be enjoyed for decades to come,”  Brian Erickson, P.E., RRC, Pie Minnesota Regional Manager.

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Pie’s Building Science Group provides building enclosure commissioning (BECx) and exterior building envelope consulting services including: design development guidance, technical design review and analysis, shop drawing and submittal reviews, quality assurance observations, customized training programs, and specialized building performance testing and diagnostic services (whole building air barrier, water, thermal, wind uplift, etc.) for both the new and retrofit design and construction industries.

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