College Campus Rennovations are a special focus of the engineering team at Cain Thomas Associates.

Post Secondary Schools

SCSU (Saint Cloud State University) Projects

Business Building Re-Use Project
50,000 sq. ft. HVAC retrofit project to convert the 1950's vintage constant volume reheat system into a VAV reheat system. Project included replacement of the existing Built-Up Air Handling Unit with a new unit located in an existing Penthouse.

Sherburne Hall Retrofit Project
Small retrofit project to add air conditioning to existing dormitory rooms. Project also included ADA upgrades to the Toilet Rooms.

Atwood Coffee Shop
Retrofit project to add Coffee Shop to the Atwood Center. The project is currently under construction.

Education Building Renovation:
101,000 sq. ft. HVAC retrofit project to convert the existing constant volume systems into VAV reheat systems. The project will also include completely new lighting systems throughout the building. The design/contract document phase is 95% complete waiting for funding.

Wick Science Building Controls Modernization Project:
135,000 sq. ft. retrofit to modernize controls for the building. The primary focus of the project was to update air handling unit and fume hood exhaust controls. Scope of work also included Commissioning of the HVAC systems.

Miller Center Library Remodel Project
Small remodel project to convert a reference area into private offices, work spaces and conference room.

Atwood Burger King Remodel
Small remodel project to convert Burger King into 9th Street Grill.

Lighting Upgrades at Stewart Hall and the Performing Arts Auditorium.

MnSCU Projects

Itasca Community College Housing Facility Grand Rapids, Minnesota
New 18,000 square feet dormitory type building.

North Hennepin Community College General Education Building Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Approximately 54,000 square feet addition and remodeling project to convert the old science building into a general education building.

North Hennepin Community College Photo Lab Remodeling Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

North Hennepin Community College Central Plant Study Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

Lakewood Community College White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Life safety generator to be utilized with a utility interruptible rate system. Also miscellaneous remodeling and emergency lighting upgrades.

Normandale Community College Bloomington, Minnesota
Classroom and photo lab remodeling.

North Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Roadway Lighting

North Hennepin Community College Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
File Server Room Relocation

Anoka/Ramsey Technical College Anoka, Minnesota
Theater Lobby Remodel

Anoka Tech Horticulture Campus Anoka, Minnesota
Parking Lot Lighting

Lakewood Community College White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Book Store Remodeling

Centennial Student Union Ballroom Retrofit at Minnesota State University Mankato
Lighting and state of the art AV systems were a major part of the scope for this project. Completely new mechanical systems were utilized for this project. The project scope also includes retrofitting the offices located north of the Ballroom to provide new VAV reheat systems to replace existing constant volume reheat and multi-zone systems.

University of Minnesota Projects

U of M Civil Engineering Re-Waterproofing Project Minneapolis, Minnesota
Small retrofit project where we were retained as a sub-consultant for mechanically related work to accommodate the re-waterproofing needs of the facility.

U of M Supercomputer Center Evaluation/Study Minneapolis, Minnesota
Evaluation/Study of an existing facility that the University owned and was considering selling.

U of M Muster Room Projects Minneapolis, Minnesota
Remodel/retrofit projects to provide Muster/Meeting Rooms in 12 different buildings.

Amundson Hall Fire Alarm Upgrade Minneapolis, Minnesota
Replacement of the main fire alarm panel for this multistory building.

Orthopedics Library Remodel Minneapolis, Minnesota
Riverside Orthopedics Building: Space remodel to create a small research library.

Refueling Islands at the Fleet Services Facility Minneapolis, Minnesota
Renovation and new refueling islands at the Fleet Service Facility.

Security Access and Surveillance Systems Minneapolis, Minnesota

Security access and surveillance systems for multiple buildings:

  1. Variety Club Research Center
  2. Mayo Memorial Building
  3. Smith Hall
  4. Blegan Hall
  5. Weaver Densford
  6. Rapson Hall
  7. Elliot Hall
  8. Basic Science and Bio Engineering