Blue Sky Grill at the Pepsi Center, DENVER, CO
Mechanical & Plumbing Systems Installation
TRAUTMAN & SHREVE VALUE DELIVERED
- Lump Sum
- Complex Mechanical and Plumbing Installation Expertise
MECHANICAL & PLUMBING SYSTEMS SCOPE OF WORK
Installation of a mechanical/plumbing system that included new air handling equipment, piping, ductwork, plumbing and building management system working in tandem with the arena's base systems. The work also included the installation of all piping and equipment associated with a full service kitchen and two bar areas.
Particularly challenging was the installation of the underground plumbing in a finished space with a limited working area.
The various underground mechanical systems, including several hundred feet of 8” beverage tubing conduit, were installed in layers and required close coordination of spoils and fill while still allowing other construction activities to continue.
RESTAURANT FACILITY BACKGROUND
The Blue Sky Grill restaurant was designed to resemble a century old mountain lodge with western art, antiques and impressive antler chandeliers. Located on the main level of the Pepsi Center, the facility seats approximately 290 people in the dining room and another 80 in the bar and cocktail area. The restaurant/dining area is 10,000 square feet, and the state-of-the-art kitchen facility occupies 3,000 square feet.
Blue Sky Grill wanted to ensure the facility paid tribute to the beauty of the environment. Their desire to honor the beauty of the majestic Rocky Mountains is also shared by the restaurant's partners in hospitality – Coors Brewing Company, founded in Golden, Colorado and Vail Resorts, the operator of Colorado's Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone resorts.
MECHANICAL DESIGN/BUILD SOLUTIONS
Working in an operating facility of this type is always a formidable task. Within the mechanical construction scope of work mentioned, Trautman & Shreve, Inc. was able to provide their mechanical and plumbing services expertise throughout this complex construction project. The unique materials used in the construction of the walls and ceiling of the restaurant presented unusual challenges to the installation of the work, particularly grilles, diffusers and oher mechanical finish items.