Adams County Government Center – Administration Building, BRIGHTON, CO
LEED Mechanical Construction Engineering Services
TRAUTMAN & SHREVE VALUE DELIVERED
Occupant safety, health, comfort, and productivity; reduced energy consumption and costs; lower operating and maintenance expenses; demonstration of sustainable building best practices; LEED silver accreditation; effective coordination of multiple contractors to avoid construction and scheduling conflicts; project delivery on schedule and on budget; single-source convenience and responsibility for HVAC, plumbing, sheet metal fabrication and installation; efficient project coordination services.
To construct a new, energy-efficient administration building.
BIM, MECHANNICAL, HVAC & PLUMBING SOLUTIONS
Trautman & Shreve's broad project experience and LEED construction capabilities resulted in Adams County selecting the company to provide a complete mechanical/plumbing services package for its new five-story, 330,000-sf administration building. The work included construction of a central utility plant, as well as provision of 3D AutoCAD coordination drawings incorporating not only the HVAC, hydronic, and plumbing systems, but also the structural, electrical, life safety, control, and other systems. Working closely with the rest of the construction team, the company produced these building information modeling drawings and used them to conduct interference checks and sequence installations, while ensuring efficient use of space for the building's many components.
With the BIM drawings complete and conflicts resolved, the commercial HVAC and plumbing systems installation work began. Trautman & Shreve's experts installed a cooling tower, two chillers, five air handlers, two boilers, a heat exchanger, two chilled water pumps, five condenser water pumps, 142 VAV boxes, 130 fan-powered boxes, 29 fire/smoke dampers, and various motors. The company also fabricated the sheet metal components. Plumbing equipment installed by the company included a solar domestic water preheat system along with two gas water heaters, booster and recirculation pumps, sand and oil interceptors, expansion and acid neutralization tanks, more than 100 drains, over 200 lavatory fixtures, and numerous other components – right down to 13 connections for coffee makers.
Throughout the mechanical construction engineering project, Trautman & Shreve maintained the coordination drawings, meticulously recording changes required due to conflicts, site instructions or other factors. Spatial and other conflicts were cleared with the architect. The company's technicians also assisted the control system contractor in completing its tasks. Finally, the company performed system testing and balancing, leading not only to successful completion of a complex project, but also to LEED silver certification for a building equally notable for the governmental efficiencies it promotes.
Designed to serve Colorado's fastest growing county, Adams County's administration building was the first to be constructed on a new, 91-acre government center. It enables efficient consolidation of many administrative and public services that had been scattered throughout the county. The 15 departments most frequently accessed by residents are arranged along a central concourse for "one-stop shopping" by citizens. Built to high sustainability specifications, the administration building balances warm natural stone, wood, and brick with streamlined metals and glass. In addition, the building maximizes natural light and fresh air ventilation, and uses solar energy to preheat the building's water.