Owner: TRT Holdings Engineer: Schmidt & Stacy General Contractor: Brasfield & Gorrie Mechanical Contractor: TDIndustries Architect: HKS Products Used: PACO HVAC Pumps, GrundfosMulti-Stage Inline Pumps, and Grundfos BoosterpaQ Brief Description: Opening in 2013, the new 170,000 square-foot TRT Holdings Headquarters will include the headquarters for Omni Hotels & Resorts and Gold's Gym International. The construction team is utilizing PACO end suction pumps as well as Grundfos multi-stage in line pumps for the HVAC operation. Pressure boosting is accomplished with a triplex Grundfos BoosterpaQ.
Owner: Tarrant County Engineer: Summit Consultants General Contractor: Gilbane Co. Mechanical Contractor: Dynamic Systems, Inc. Architect: Gideon Toal Products Used: Marley NC Cooling Towers, Lakos TowerClean System, PACO HVAC Pumps, Grundfos BoosterpaQ, Grundfos Circulators and Sump Pumps, and Spirotherm Air/Dirt Separator Brief Description: The new jail for Tarrant County is located in Downtown Fort Worth. The central plant is provided Marley NC crossflow cooling towers, a Lakos basin sweeping system, PACO HVAC pumps (horizontal split case and end suction), and a Spirotherm air and dirt separator. The plumbing system includes a Grundfos BoosterpaQ domestic booster system, Grundfos circulators and sump pumps. The engineer used PACO/Grundfos products, along with Marley and Spirotherm based on their positive experience and the owner's positive experience with the products.
Owner: CBRE Mechanical Contractor: Entech Sales and Service Products Used: Marley NC Cooling Tower Brief Description: When the design-build contractor had to replace the this nearly 30-year old cooling tower, it was a tall task in a very tight space near the parking garage. Marley was able to modify the towers and match the existing tower footprint to meet the needs of the project. The cooling tower is a 2-cell cross-flow model with all-stainless steel construction.
Owner: Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas Engineer: Purdy-McGuire General Contractor: JRT Construction Mechanical Contractor: AirSource Architect: KBAdesign, LLC Products Used: Acutherm Brief Description: Senior Source, a senior citizens assistance organization, remodeled an existing space for their corporate headquarters. With the help of the design team, they were able to certify the building LEED Silver. Acutherm Thermafusers (Variable-Air-Volume Diffusers) provide air distribution throughout the 28,000 square foot facility, including individual temperature control to every office. The Acutherm system includes (74) interopperable diffusers with Lon-based controls, providing instant feedback of airflow, load, space temperature and duct supply temperature at each zone/office, as well as BAS setpoint adjustment in each office.
Owner: HP Enterprise Services Mechanical Contractor: Entech Sales and Service Products Used: Marley NC Cooling Towers Brief Description: The former Electronic Data Systems site, now HP Enterprise Services (owned by Hewlett-Packard) required a complicated retrofit of its 5-cell 5,850-ton cooling tower. An all-stainless steel Marley NC Crossflow Cooling Tower was selected by the design-build contractor for its overall quality and the efforts of McMillan James to comply with the project requirements. Custom ladders and handral configurations were provided to match exitsing requirements and field provided walkways between the split-cell configuration. The existing structural supports required custom, non-uniform anchorage spacing for the tower basin.
Owner: KDFW Fox 4 Engineer: Reed Wells Benson Mechanical Contractor: Frymire Services, Inc. Products Used: Smardt Water-Cooled Chillers and PACO HVAC Pumps Brief Description: KDFW, the local Fox affiliate, decided to update and upgrade their central plant for their Dallas HQ and production offices for higher efficiency. Among other magnetic bearing chiller manufacturers, the owner and construction team decided on Smardt for their innovative design and absolute highest efficiency. The multi-compressor (per chiller) configuration was utilized to add another level of redundacy as each chiller is able to operate near 90% capacity, even with the loss of one compressor. The project consists of (2) 200-ton water-cooled chillers. Four (4) PACO horizontal split case pumps were also retrofitted.