Penn State Beaver Stadium Comprehensive Evaluation, Design & Asset Management
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Stahl Sheaffer led a multi-discipline team including MEP and roofing consultants to conduct a top to bottom evaluation of Beaver Stadium. The team reviewed conditions in and around the stadium to identify necessary maintenance for the structural, mechanical, electrical, and fire protection systems as well as the roofing and building finishes. Using the evaluation report, Stahl Sheaffer developed a custom interactive asset management tool to be used for tracking, planning, and estimating the necessary upgrades or repairs.
Figure 1: Stahl Sheaffer led a team to conduct top to bottom evaluation of Beaver Stadium.
Line item repairs were assigned a rating and year for recommended repair. Estimated cost of repairs were determined based on unit costs and measured quantities. These items were incorporated into a database of information for the owner’s use which was created to be interactive with sortable fields and filtering functionality. The repair plan was presented to Penn State Athletics for incorporation into a master plan of building maintenance, repairs and upgrades. Stahl Sheaffer has been subsequently contracted to make annual updates to the data and provide assistance to Penn State Athletics in prioritizing the data to determine the most appropriate repairs based on available funds and trickle-down effect of delayed maintenance.
Figure 2: Stahl Sheaffer created an asset management tool to capture all recommended repair options with the ability to estimate costs based on prioritization, completed work, and effects of deferred maintenance. This example shows the types of items and cost scenarios included in the tool.
Stahl Sheaffer customizes the asset tool for each project to include line items for designated repair or replacement and associated costs, and anticipated year of repair. Based on this evaluation, Stahl Sheaffer has been selected as the design engineer for a five-year contract for the engineering design of ongoing maintenance and safety upgrades and enhancements. This includes establishing a scope of maintenance tasks, assisting with integrating upgrade projects, performing feasibility studies, and developing construction documents.