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Bloom provided structural engineering design for a new $53.7m chiller addition to an existing electrical generation, heating and cooling plant operated jointly by the University of Wisconsin System and the Madison Gas & Electric Company. The 43,500sf facility houses 2 new 5,000 ton chillers with associated piping controls drives and ventilation and includes two rooftop mounted cooling towers. Two 54” diameter chilled water lines connect the plant addition to the existing Campus chilled water distribution system. The addition is designed with a heavy structural steel frame and concrete floor slab to control the transmission of vibrations through the structure and provide capacity for future equipment replacement and maintenance. The structure is supported on steel piles extending to bedrock. The piles were designed to limit the transmission of vibrations during installation to the adjacent generating station and research facility, both of which had equipment sensitive to induced vibrations.