OWNER: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
LOCATION: CHAPEL HILL, NC
Transformer and high-voltage switiching gear for the UNC-CH dental school was set in an underground pit next to the building. UNC-CH had a need to rapidly replace these units in the event of a failure in order to maintain operations. The original construction of the grating over the pit did not permit for rapid remove. Atlas Engineering designed structural modifications to grating to create rapidly-removable panels that can be lifted with the same crane used to change the electrical units.
- Structural modification of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) components
- Unique modifications to existing structure for enhanced Owner use
- Structure modified in-place with little impact to University environment