The original structure was initially constructed in the 1950s and the cooling system had not been updated since the installation of non-operational windows. As a result, the temperature inside during the summer frequently exceeded 95 degrees.
PDC provided all engineering services for the heating and ventilation upgrades at the one-story terminal. The work involved providing a new heating and ventilation variable air volume system for a 27,000 sf area, including conversion to a DDC system with new state of the art direct digital controls. Replacement of all worn and degraded HVAC components sized according to the A&E’s heating and cooling load calculations determined that several small, aging air handling units located above the ceiling were demolished, and two new central air-handling units and a chiller installed.
PDC’s team also provided a complete hazardous material survey of all areas expected to be disturbed during construction and an abatement plan