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IMEG AT-A-GLANCE • Founded in 1955 / 1961 • Formed through TTG and KJWW merger in 2015 • Employee-Owned • A Division of IMEG Corp. • 30+ Locations • 1,000 Employees • $134 Million in Annual Revenue • #4 in size for vertical building engineering in U.S. SERVICES • Structural • Mechanical • Electrical • Plumbing • Fire Protection • Technology • Civil • Acoustics • Architectural Lighting • Bridge Engineering • Commissioning • Construction Support Services • Energy Modeling • Industrial Architecture • Medical Equipment Planning • Process Engineering • Utility Infrastructure FACILITY TYPES • Administrative Buildings • Classrooms • Laboratories • Health Education • Libraries • Performing Arts Centers • Student Housing • Dining Halls • Campus Life Centers • Stadiums • Sports Complexes • Arenas • Recreation Centers • Aquatic Centers • Central Plants


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EXPERTISE Colleges and universities account for nearly 30 percent of IMEG’s work. We have engineered every type of campus building from classrooms, labs, libraries, and performing arts centers to residence halls, dining halls, student unions, stadiums and recreation centers. We understand the differing needs of public, private and community institutions and our market-focused, higher education specialists know their way around a campus. Our high-performance designs for new construction and modernizations include numerous LEED certified buildings as well as net-zero-ready projects. Top 5 Higher Education Engineering Firm 30% of portfolio 275 4,000+ clients projects Reduced energy consumption by 48% 2009 University of Illinois, Champaign, IL The University of Illinois’ new College of Business (Business Instructional Facility – BIF) was among the first certified LEED Platinum facilities at a public university in the U.S. The facility’s highperformance building design reduces energy consumption by 48 percent compared to ASHRAE 90.1-2004, saving the university more than $300,000 per year in utility costs. The 152,000-sf building exceeded the university’s project goal, and now campus-standard of LEED Gold, becoming the first LEED Platinum building on campus. 1


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SERVICES IMEG has built a global reputation for engineering services of high performance buildings that maximize efficiency and flexibility with forward-thinking design solutions. Our broad array of specialized skills and areas of expertise provide the knowledge our clients require for their unique facility demands. Our all-inclusive engineering services include everything from infrastructure surveys, master plans, and energy audits, to planning, design, Building Information Modeling (BIM), energy modeling, sustainability, LEED certification, on-site construction representation, and systems commissioning. BIM & VIRTUAL REALITY IMEG is 100 percent Revit-based for all engineering disciplines. We provide dynamic, exceptionally intelligent BIM due to the company’s robust additions to the standard content provided by Revit software. We also have adapted virtual reality technology to turn the firm’s already robust 3D models into virtual building walk-throughs. Better than a rendering or walkthrough within Revit, virtual reality walk-throughs provide our clients the ability to be fully immersed in their project’s environment. This advanced level of model development is uncommon in the design industry. SUSTAINABLE DESIGN Experts in the field of sustainability, IMEG holds itself responsible for sustainable design solutions that provide healthy buildings that are aesthetically pleasing, use less energy, deplete fewer natural resources, generate less waste, provide flexible environments for their occupants, and are within the client’s budget. IMEG has embraced the U.S. Building Council’s LEED Green Building Rating System as a useful framework for measuring sustainability. We have more than 100 LEED Accredited Professionals and many experienced energy modelers. Sustainability has always been an important aspect of our design philosophy, and we are pleased to have engineered many “firsts” in high-performance design. 1st Certified LEED Platinum University Building in Illinois • Business Instructional Facility, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign Largest LEED Platinum Office Building in the U.S. • Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield – Des Moines 1st Certified LEED Platinum Data Center in the U.S.  • ACT – Iowa City, IA 1st Hospital in U.S. Served by Lake-Coupled Geothermal System • Great River Medical Center – Burlington, IA Winner of 3 International ASHRAE Society Technology Awards ALL-INCLUSIVE • Structural • Mechanical • Electrical • Plumbing • Fire Protection • Technology • Civil • Acoustics • Architectural Lighting • Bridge Engineering • Commissioning • Construction Support Services • Energy Modeling • Medical Equipment Planning • Process Engineering • Utility Infrastructure LEED FACTS • 100+ LEED AP’s • 200 LEED projects • 150 pending certification • 17 LEED Platinum projects • 75 LEED Gold projects • 50 LEED Silver projects 2


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100,000-SF New Heart Center and 7,500-SF ER Renovation LEED Fundamental & Enhanced Commissioning IMEG provided ImMeEdGicapl eroqvuiidpemdenCtopmlanmnisnsgioasnipnagrtAouf tithsosreitryvi(cCexsAfo) rsaer$v6i1c.e3Ms a, nedwLEtraEuDmFaucnednatemr eanndtaflasatn-tdraEcknhemanecrgeedncy room at UnityPocinot-mTrminiitsys(RiooncikngIslraenqdu, iIrLe).mTheenHtsefaortrCAerniztoenr afeSatautresUannivEePrsliatby’,sanceawth/HEPealaltbh, fSoeurvciactehslaBbsu,iladicnagrd(iTaecmpe,AZ). treatment unit, Tanhdeap1ro2-jebecdt ionbcsluerdveadtiotnheuncito. nNsotnru-incvtiaosniveofdiaangn1o8s,t0ic0t0e-sstfinagdsdpitaicoensafesawtuerelltawsoast1r5es,0s0ro0o-smf sr,etnwoovavtaisocnular rooms, two echaoncadrdiniocgluradmedrocoomms,maipsuslimonoinnagryoffutnhcetiofnoltloeswtiinnggrsoyosmteamndst:hHeVcAarCdia–cVrAeVhasbyilisttaetimon, adroeam. Tehsetictrahuomt awcaetnetrer includes 18 examanindaltiigohntrionogmasn,dtraduamylaigrhotoinmg, CcoTnatnrdolXs-.rTayheropomrosje. cMtesdcicoapleeqoufipwmoernktipnlcalnundinegdinaccluodnesdtrauccqtuioirinngdtohceuments imaging equipmceonmt wmitihsisniothneinfgin-afoncciuasl elimditraetvioienws ,ofcothnesptrruocjetciot.nIMobEsGerrevcaotmiomn,eenqdeudipcmomenbtinsintagratull pit,epmrsefinutnocotnioenaaclqaunisdition package and repfulancicntgiotnhaelotledsetrincagt,halnabdsinincsltuedadedofamreovviinegwthoefmo.pTehrisatvioalnuse-aadt d1e0dmapopnrothasch, apfrtoevridtehdeasguubasrtaanntetiealocf ocmurrpelnettion technology at thweatirmraenotyf opchcauspeanccoym, mmaxisimsiuomninpgro.dIuMctEvGolausmseisdtiesdcotuhnetsutnoivbeernseitfiyt ainll fruencdeinivginegntoitvieesr, $an3d2,a0m00iniimn anlew disruption to carcdoionlsotgryucsetirovniceesnebyrgnyotehffaicviinegnctoydiniscceonnntievcets/mfroovme/


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Historic Building Renovation Washington University’s Umrath Hall (St. Louis, MO) renovation project involved a complete gut and remodel of the interior spaces. Designs maintained the historic integrity of the shell, while presenting a contemporary core and interior fit out. Heating and cooling for the building was accomplished with 4-pipe fan coil units and dedicated outside air units with energy recovery. Chilled water, steam, domestic water, and electrical power were extended from the campus utilities. The electrical design included a new distribution transformer, served from existing medium voltage distribution equipment, and all new interior electrical distribution equipment throughout the building. IMEG also provided LEED Fundamental commissioning of HVAC, lighting controls, and domestic hot water systems for this project. 2012


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KEY CLIENTS Public Institutions Bowling Green State University California State University California State Polytechnic University California State University-Channel Islands Eastern Illinois University Governors State University Illinois State University Indiana University - Bloomington Indiana University - Northwest Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ. Iowa State University Miami University Missouri State University Missouri Univ. of Science & Technology Northeastern Illinois University Northern Illinois University Pennsylvania State University Southeast Missouri State University Southern Illinois University - Carbondale Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville Tarleton State University Texas A&M University Texas A&M University College of Medicine Texas A&M University Kingsville Texas State University Texas Tech University Health Science Center Truman State University University of Arkansas University of California Irvine University of California Los Angeles University of California Santa Barbara University of California Riverside University of California Palm Desert University of California San Diego University of Cincinnati University of Florida University of Illinois - Chicago University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign University of Iowa University of Kansas University of Kentucky University of Missouri - Columbia University of Nebraska - Lincoln University of Northern Iowa University of Texas University of Texas at Austin University of Texas at Brownsville University of Texas at Dallas University of Texas at Pan American University of Texas at Pan American at El Paso University of Texas at San Antonio University of Texas Health Science Center University of Toledo University of Wisconsin - Green Bay University of Wisconsin - La Crosse University of Wisconsin - Madison University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh University of Wisconsin - Parkside University of Wisconsin - Platteville University of Wisconsin - River Falls University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point University of Wisconsin - Stout University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Western Illinois University Private Institutions Anderson University Ashford University Auburn University Augustana College Azusa Pacific University Benedictine University Butler University California Institute of Technology Case Western Reserve University Concordia University Covenant Theological Seminary Drake University Duke University Earlham College Fontbonne University Grand View University Illinois Wesleyan University Loyola University Chicago Millikin University Monmouth College Moody Bible Institute Northwestern University Oberlin College Palmer College of Chiropractic Rockford University Roosevelt University Saint Mary’s College Simpson College St. Ambrose University Southern Adventist University University of Chicago University of Notre Dame University of Pikeville University of Southern California Upper Iowa University Valparaiso University Viterbo University Washington University Webster University Wheaton College Community Institutions Alamo Colleges District Allan Hancock College Black Hawk College Chabot Las Positas College Chippewa Valley Technical College Clinton Community College College of the Canyons College of the Desert College of DuPage College of Lake County Des Moines Area Community College East Los Angeles College El Camino College Elgin Community College Evergreen Valley College Grossmont College Harper College Heartland Community College Highland Community College Illinois Central College Illinois Valley Community College Iowa Central Community College Iowa Western Community College Irvine Valley College Ivy Tech Community College Joliet Junior College Kankakee Community College Kaskaskia College Kirkwood Community College Kishwaukee College Lincoln Land Community College Long Beach City College Los Angeles City College Los Angeles Southwest College Madison Area Technical College Marshalltown Community College McHenry County College Millikin University Mount San Antonio College Moraine Valley Community College Morton College Muscatine Community College Nicolet Area Technical College North City Campus Northeast Iowa Community College Oxnard College Palo Verde College Pierce College Rio Hondo Community College Rock Valley College Saddleback Community College San Diego Miramar College Scott Community College Southwest Tech College St. Louis Community College Triton College University of Wisconsin - Fox Valley Victor Valley Community College West Los Angeles College 5


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EXPERIENCE Our education experts have served more than 275 higher education clients, including more than 4,000 projects – from large to small – and more than $35 billion in construction. FACILITY TYPES • Administrative Buildings • Classrooms • Laboratories • Health Education • Libraries • Performing Arts Centers • Student Housing • On-campus residence halls • Off-campus mixed-use • Dining Halls • Student Unions/Campus Life Centers • Stadiums • Sports Complexes • Arenas • Recreation Centers • Aquatic Centers • Central Plants NICHE MARKETS ACADEMIC EXPERTISE 470 classroom facilities SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY EXPERTISE 160 science and lab facilities STUDENT UNIONS/SERVICES EXPERTISE 70 projects STUDENT HOUSING EXPERTISE 100 facilities SPORTS & RECREATION EXPERTISE 120 projects RANGE OF PROJECT SIZE (BY CONSTRUCTION VALUE) 60% of projects under $1M 15% of projects $1M to $4.9M 15% of projects $5M to $24.9M 10% of projects over $25M 6


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Pursuing LEED Platinum IMEG engineers provided MEP and technology services for Los Angeles Southwest College’s Cox Building renovation and expansion. The five-story building houses the main IT hub, library, art gallery, computer laboratories and classrooms, Little Theatre, and college administration. Additional expansions included the Fitness and Wellness Center and the Lecture Lab Building that houses the math and sciences departments, consisting of lecture halls, classrooms, laboratories, and offices. The parking structure is a new 694-parking-stall, multiple-level above-ground parking garage that includes a photovoltaic power system.


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Reduced energy consumption by 48% IMEG provided MEP and technology engineering for a new 130,000-sf classroom and office building for the University of Iowa College of Public Health. The building houses Health Management and Policy, Community/Behavioral Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational and Environmental Health. The building has achieved LEED Platinum certification, the first such designation for any University of Iowa academic facility. Sustainable design features include reflective roofing, use of natural lighting, permeable paving systems, vegetative swales, and native species planting areas. Plans also include shell space on the top level for the future fit-out of a 200-seat auditorium and additional classroom and meeting space. 2013


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ACADEMIC At IMEG, we consider ourselves higher education specialists who do highperformance engineering. We have engineered every type of campus academic building, from general classrooms, labs, and libraries to performing arts centers, interactive learning facilities, and historic buildings. Our market-focused, higher education specialists know their way around a campus when it comes to IT support, acoustics, lighting, central systems and indoor air quality – reflecting our commitment to understanding the needs of today’s learning environment. 470 PROJECTS $3.9 BILLION IN CONSTRUCTION VALUE Pursuing LEED Silver 2009 Texas State University, 43,700-sf Performing Arts Center Judson College, School of Architecture & Library Ivy Tech Community College, 81,000-sf New Classroom Building 9


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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Industry leaders in biotechnology, forensic sciences, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, and materials research and testing, and private colleges and major universities have turned to IMEG for their engineering needs. Our engineers understand the many critical issues facing highly regulated science and technology environments, from safety, sustainability, and flexibility to highly diverse system requirements and processes, redundancies, pressure relationships, controls, energy reduction and generation, as well as variable water, waste, and air systems. Our science and technology specialists assist clients with their capital planning, programming, master planning, design, and LEED certification in new development, upgrades, and modernizations of campus facilities. Pursuing LEED Platinum / Net Zero Energy Ready University of Illinois, 230,000-sf New College of Electrical and Computer Engineering Building Wheaton College, 128,000-sf New Science Building - ACEC IL Honor Award, 2010 10 2010 University of Texas Marine Sciences Institute National Estuarine Research Reserve Headquarters and Laboratory, 24,000-sf Expansion 160 PROJECTS $2.2 BILLION IN CONSTRUCTION VALUE


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100,000-SF New Heart Center and 7,500-SF ER Renovation IMEG provided medical equipment planning as part of its6se0r,v0ic0es0f-osr fa $N61e.3wM, Cnelwintriacumaal/cAenctear adned mfasit-ctraLckaebmoerrgaentocyry room at UnityPoint-Trinity (Rock Island, IL). The Heart Center features an EP lab, a cath/EP lab, four cath labs, a cardiac treatment unit, and a 12-bed observation unit. Non-invasive diagnostic testing spaces feature two stress rooms, two vascular rooms, two echIoMcaErdGioegnragminreoeormssp,raovpiudlmedonMarEyPf,utnecctihonnotleosgtiyn,garnodomfiraenadlathrme cearndgiaincereehrianbgilitsaetirovnicaeresaf.oTrhethtirsaunmewa ,ceLnEtEerD ipitmneacccalhukgnadinogeglesoega1qyn8udaeitprxemtahpmtcIeerhleavnientcirtintiamnifwetfigiieroeiMsttnhodtheifrentddoohioetocrchlmoscdaeuiuelgspfgrC,inanhcte/nraabnacnftuutoyhce,imuilraldmaralibtnl6ahirsmxo0tifihomn,ilt0omesau0ott,ecmi0roCaistn-dsTpyswfroaooocifndtfflhdmuitOnhcXoaietrcv-darvaipadnnolyrgigloltuariejtomoebh.ocnoeeTtmamr.hdalIse.Mitss.TopcMlhEaroaiyGbseucodnrevreiretascsapclautfoltloaeoomec-rraqbyemoduemidfienspfeineemcaddfnieteeaftsindapvbltpalecuprfno-ouilsmdalandtncodbimnhniriningynepgignrebaoegtituvnninaiiUctdllidglltneuiiieidtdnrvesoegeam,odragcsmsanuoictidasnnyqr.tatauooanifmriotniCneniinageneilmgitoafhofcalearqlcnbuuisriasreiotninotn disruption to cardiology services by not having to disconnect/move/reconnect three cath labs. 2009


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Pursuing LEED Platinum IMEG was hand selected to serve as the design engineer for the expansion and renovation to the J. Wayne Reitz Union at the University of Florida. As the central hub of the campus, the project entailed the demolition of the colonnade building and construction of the addition between two buildings. The Phase I expansion included offices and support space for student clubs and organizations. The upper levels of the building have areas for student collaboration with access to audio/visual equipment. The electrical design included USB charging receptacles for cellphones, tablets and laptops. Lighting was designed to allow different collaboration methods to support whiteboard, audio/visual or simply laptop use. Wireless access points allow easy access to centralized printers. Phase II renovated parts of the existing building, including the replacement of all exterior windows and doors with low-energy glass and insulated frames, the restoration of exterior surfaces and structural components, replacing and updating major infrastructure systems, and updating interior finishes and lighting. The IMEG design team utilized a chilled beam system coupled with a variable volume air handling unit to reduce duct size and energy consumption associated with HVAC air-side systems. Other key energy-efficient features included a displacement ventilation system for the atrium, meeting, and conference rooms, and LED lighting throughout the building.


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STUDENT CENTERS Student life facilities encompass a whole new genre of spaces for institutions that want to provide the most attractive and competitive facilities that appeal to students and increase enrollment. Student unions, dining facilities, and cultural centers rarely serve just one purpose; instead they offer a variety of physical spaces where students can eat, socialize, network, study, and relax. IMEG’s expertise is in designing student life infrastructures with a multitude of options that integrate living and learning through sustainability and the latest advancements in technology and security. 70 PROJECTS $1 BILLION IN CONSTRUCTION VALUE Valparaiso University, 205,000-sf New University Union Pursuing LEED Platinum/Net Zero Energy Ready Simpson College, 55,000-sf New Student Center 2009 Oberlin College, 110,000-sf New Multi-purpose Building Los Angeles City College, 64,500-sf New Student Union 13



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