Design Build of HVAC/Piping/Plumbing
Architect: Paulsen Architects
Schwickert’s US Bank project team designed and built the mechanical system for the new bank data processing center in Marshall, Minnesota. This facility has two distinct occupancy areas: the data entry/support personnel and the data processing work areas–each area having very specific environmental requirements. The data entry area spans two floors, is continuously occupied and contains a large number of computer workstations. The data processing center, while smaller in size (3,900 square feet) contains data processing equipment that not only requires specific temperature and humidity control, but also requires preventative environmental functions in the event of a fire or other environmentally hazardous events.
Schwickert’s designed and installed custom rooftop units with VAV (Variable Air Volume) capabilities that straddle the support beams in the highly populated work areas. The units supplied and returned air on both sides of the structural beams taking into account many factors, including head load and indirect lighting. Hydronic heat coils on the VAV boxes provide heating to the individual areas of the building. Schwickert’s also designed and installed four 20-nominal ton air conditioners in the data processing center, which provides necessary temperature and humidity control. Schwickert’s also installed the plumbing and boilers, as well as designed the innovative piping system to facilitate the building’s energy-efficient hot water heating system.