Concord Engineering expands relationship with Rutgers University

Concord Engineering has been awarded a contract to be the Commissioning Agent for Rutgers University’s new Chemistry and Chemical Biology Building project.

Concept drawing of Rutgers new chemistry-biology building.

Concept drawing of Rutgers new Chemistry and Chemical-Biology Building (illustration: Flad Architects*).

The four–story, 135,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility will focus on providing research laboratory space and shared core facilities as well as collaborative and instructional spaces. The approximate construction value for the new facility is $75 million. Concord Engineering is a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA).

Michael Fischette

Michael Fischette

Concord Engineering maintains a longstanding relationship with Rutgers University, having recently completed geothermal engineering for the new business school at the Livingston campus, as well as past projects that include 69-kV substation design.  Said Concord CEO and Rutgers alumnus Michael Fischette, PE, “We are thrilled to be part of yet another important Rutgers project, one that is the springboard for the University’s next research priorities.”

The new building includes flexible research laboratories and specialty research core facilities including Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Helium Ion Microscopy (HIM), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), X-ray, optical labs and cleanrooms.

The Commissioning Agent provides the Owner documented verification that the Building Systems Contractors (Mechanical, Electrical, Building Automation, Plumbing, and other essential systems) have completed their work and that the equipment and systems are fully operational, serviceable, tested and balanced, and meet design/contract document requirements.  The building is targeting LEED® Gold certification, and Commissioning is a requirement of LEED.

See also:
Infrastructure upgrades and continuous energy oversight saves $1.3 million/yr at UMDNJ (Rutgers)

About Rutgers University. In 1989, Rutgers was invited to join the Association of American Universities, making Rutgers one of the top 62 research universities in North America. Rutgers’ standing as a leading university reached new heights in 2013 when a state legislative act transferred to Rutgers much of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, including two medical schools and a dental school.  Today, with more than 65,000 students, Rutgers is one of the most significant and diverse comprehensive research universities in the nation.  For more information visit

About Concord Engineering. Concord Engineering is a full-service engineering, energy consulting, construction management and commissioning firm specializing in energy master planning, energy procurement and risk management, utility infrastructure, renewable technologies (solar, wind, and landfill gas), combined heat & power, geothermal engineering, and high voltage substation design. The firm is headquartered Voorhees, NJ with offices in Atlantic City, New York City and Wilmington, DE.

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