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UGA-and-CAT

UGA Students Put Theory Into Practical Use



Students visit the Caterpillar construction site to tour the holistic facility operation, review the mechanical systems and visualize the relationships of roof collection areas and site topography. Shown from left are Jack Duvall, project superintendent, Gray Construction; Ron Jackson, project architect, Gray Construction; students Brandon Pangrazio, Martin Davis, Jon Janssen Mehul Patel and Elvin Samuel; and Chuck Gulledge, project mechanical engineer, AC Corp.

Tom Lawrence, faculty advisor, University of Georgia; Chuck Gulledge, project mechanical engineer, AC Corp.; and students Jon Janssen, Jake Hightower, Mehul Patel, Martin Davis and Brandon Pangrazio.

ATHENS, Ga.—Senior engineering students from the University of Georgia are participating in design of anew 826,300 sq. ft. Caterpillar mini hydraulic excavator/small track-type tractor Assembly Facility in Athens, Ga.

The Senior Design Group project has been tasked with analyzing site storm water collection scenarios and designing solutions that can be used to provide cooling tower makeup water via non-potable resources.

These students participate in the ASHRAE University of Georgia Student Branch, which is under the umbrella of the Atlanta Chapter. Mentoring for the students is being provided by Tim Grubb, Caterpillar Environmental Health and Safety/Security manager; Tom Lawrence, Ph.D., P.E., branch advisor; Charles E. Gulledge III, P.E., ASHRAE-Certified High Performance Building Design Professional, ASHRAE director at large and project mechanical engineering; and Gray Construction out of Lexington, Ky.

“Caterpillar is excited to be teaming up with the University of Georgia and their students on this important water conservation project,” Todd Henry, Athens operations manager, said. “Caterpillar’s values include making sustainable progress possible, and through this project we will implement methods that allow reuse, recycling and reclamation of water from multiple sources for use in our cooling towers. The project goal is to lessen the demand on the overall water and waste treatment systems for the Athens community.”