APG Federal Credit Union Arena

Bel Air, MD

BKM provided m/e/p design services for the APG Federal Credit Union Arena HVAC renovation that was originally constructed in 1968 and housed the gymnasium, indoor pool, dance studios, fitness center, general purpose classrooms, and faculty offices.

The construction was phased to allow the building to remain in operation during construction. The new expansion accommodates a new therapeutic pool, sauna, whirlpool, racquet ball courts, indoor practice rooms, training rooms, and much needed storage. This addition is also home to a new 3,000-seat arena and associated fitness center, showers, and locker rooms.

All new m/e/p services were brought into the building’s addition (sized for the final build-out). HVAC included chilled water and heating water distribution to central station air handlers, while power upgrades include a new 480-volt/3 phase service. To validate the HVAC design for the large volume basketball arena, BKM performed a computational fluid dynamics model of the space to demonstrate airflow patterns, air velocity, and thermal characteristics.

Project Details

  • Client Harford Community College
  • Size 79,000 SF
  • Cost $26 M
  • Architect Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.