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Team 18

Team Members

Faculty Advisor

Almesa Sabovic
Jessie Dupont IV
Collin Davis
Eric Dewitt

Richard Christenson

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NIUVT Research & Innovation Center - New Construction

The National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology (NIUVT) at the University of Connecticut (UConn) is exploring the development of a potential Undersea Research and Innovation Center at UConn’s Avery Point Campus, to support the development, acceleration and commercialization of technologies for use in both the undersea vehicle and offshore wind industries rapidly developing in Southeastern Connecticut. This project included an investigation phase to determine the most appropriate and cost-effective location and type of facility for the Undersea Research and Innovation Center. A development phase to create a conceptual design including a preferred structure type and design with cost estimate was also completed. In this new construction project, identification and comparison of different feasible locations on the UConn Avery Point campus have been considered. As a result, our team has developed a building design that is feasible, cost effective, and meets necessary requirements given by the client. In addition to this we have provided three alternative options of roof types that can be implemented with the design, including a simple flat roof, an extensive green roof, and a pitched roof.