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UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

UNH_T-Hall-1Renovations to Historic Thompson Hall
Durham, New Hampshire

This project entailed a complete renovation to the lower level of the University of New Hampshire's most historically significant building, the exterior of which is on the National Historic Register.  Hampered by occupant health complaints of poor indoor air quality, the University System requested mobilization of a Turner Group team of building scientists and IAQ professionals.  Following investigation, analyses, and testing, the results confirmed renovations were required.

Renovations included the implementation of building science techniques that were in keeping with the historic significance of Thompson Hall.  These techniques included the installation of environmentally friendly, VOC-free foam insulation and vapor barrier, underslab and perimeter underdrain system, underslab radon mitigation and venting system, foundation wall waterproofing, high efficiency modular double-walled air handlers with DDC controls, and the reconstruction of an exterior and overhead structural brick patio.

Additional renovations included new interior finishes, offices, a conference room, kitchen, handicap accessible / unisex bathroom, electrical distribution, telephone / data communications cabling, a computer survey center, and historically sensitive window replacement.

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