UNCC EPIC
Project Location

Charlotte, NC

Project Team
UNC Charlotte
Client

UNC Charlotte

Turner Construction
Contractor

Turner Construction

Creech & Associates
Architect

Creech & Associates

UNC Charlotte EPIC

Engineering, design and build for a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility located near center city at the Charlotte Institute Research Campus.

At WB Moore, we believe in bringing along the next generation of electrical engineers—those who will make a difference in their cities and the world. That’s just one of the reasons we were ready when asked to take on the University of North Carolina Energy Production and Infrastructure Center, also known as the EPIC Project.

WB Moore was contracted for the electrical design and engineering of the 200,00 square foot facility for teaching and research in the Civil, Environmental, Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments. The building included a 4,000 square foot Clean Room and a 3,500 square foot Material Growth Laboratory and High-Bay Research area. Construction criteria required Silver level LEED Certification.

Electrical components installation included 15KV primary service with sectional switch and 2,500 KVA pad mount transformer, 480 volt building distribution service, 1,000 KW emergency generator, site lighting package and an architectural lighting control system with BAS interface. WB Moore also installed the fire alarm and area rescue systems, telecommunications system with fiber backbone, and data station cabling and terminations.

The project entailed answering to the EPIC Advisory Board, comprised of major utility and associated companies including Duke Energy, Ariva, EPRI, Shaw Group, Siemens, URS/Washington and Westinghouse.

The facility:
  • 200,000 square feet, 3-story building located at 9050 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C.
  • Teaching and research to serve UNC’s some 3,000 students in the College of Engineering
project high points:
  • LEED Silver certification
  • Working with EPIC Advisory Board
  • The chance to make an impact on engineering students’ education by doing what we do best

The proof? A beautiful UNC campus and educational facility in Uptown Charlotte with state of the art labs and classrooms accessible to area engineering students, teachers and researchers.