Scott Clark

Scott Clark
Vice President
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F: 817-377-0394

Tim Burkhalter

Tim Burkhalter
Business Development Manager
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F: 816-333-3690

Thermal Distribution Systems:<br>Customized Solutions

Thermal Distribution Systems:
Customized Solutions

Burns & McDonnell specializes in campus-level thermal distribution system analysis and design. Whether it's a deteriorated tunnel in need of repair, failed pipe supports or leaking expansion joints, we have the knowledge to fast track the analysis, design and repair.

We provide detailed analysis and planning evaluations by developing complex steam, hot water and chilled water distribution models. The models are calibrated to existing conditions with information through GPS and/or campus maps. Once calibrated, we use the models to simulate growth, determine optimal routes and sizing, and provide extensions to utility distribution systems that allow for future flexibility and growth.

Minimizing Disruption

Phasing and sequencing is a primary consideration for virtually all campus distribution projects because systems operate year-round and disruption to utilities directly impacts the campus' core mission. Our proposed alternatives consider construction phasing and sequencing options to minimize short- and long-term interruption of utilities. In addition, our construction documents clearly define phasing and sequencing requirements and incorporate all necessary work to achieve the phasing plan.

  • Condensate management and balancing
  • Construction cost estimating
  • Design standards development
  • Hydraulic modeling
  • Stress analysis
  • Steam trap surveys and replacements
  • Surface restoration design
  • Traffic and phasing plans
  • Tunnel and piping system condition assessments
  • Tunnel life-cycle cost evaluations
  • Tunnel systems analysis and design
  • Utility corridor planning and alignment
  • Vault design
  • Waterproofing and life extension design


Powerful Project: New Parkland Hospital to Rely on Central Utility Plant

Powerful Project: New Parkland Hospital to Rely on Central Utility Plant

As Parkland Hospital moves into a new, larger health care campus, it draws all essential thermal, electric, water and emergency utilities from a new central utility plant designed by Burns & McDonnell.

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