Nitsch Engineering has provided services for more than 15 projects on the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst campus since 2001. Current projects in various stages of completion include:

  • New Academic Classroom Building
  • New Football Facilities
  • Paige Laboratory
  • Campus Center Plaza
  • Physical Sciences Building
  • Champions Center
  • Campus Pond Land Survey

Recent projects include:

Life Sciences Laboratory (2009 – 2013)

  • Topographic survey for 14 acres
  • Two plans: one 3D plan for Building Information Modeling, one in traditional 2D for construction
  • Infrastructure and site constraints identification
  • Site design and permitting, and construction administration
  • Analysis of site water (runoff and flow from foundation drain) for extensive water re-use for toilet flushing, mechanical systems makeup water, etc.
  • Site utilities and site sustainable approaches for the Certified Building Study

Bowditch Greenhouses (2009 – 2011)

  • Renovation of the obsolete existing greenhouses and construction of 15,700 square feet of additional laboratory and greenhouse space
  • Utility design, site layout, and NPDES permitting assistance
  • Unique stormwater retention system design avoids need for expensive cisterns
  • LEED Silver certification

Integrated Science Building (2006 – 2009)

  • Feasibility study and design of 173,000-gross-square-foot classroom and laboratory building
  • Topographic survey; design of water, sewer, and stormwater management systems; environmental permitting; and construction administration
  • LEED Silver certification
Sustainable Project