SMACNA - Arizona Chapter
Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors National Association
SMACNA-AZ Contractor: Premier Mechanical Corporation
Project Name: American Express at Desert Ridge Campus Expansion
The D.L. Withers Construction project located in the Desert Ridge area of Phoenix consists of a new three story, 191,000-square-foot office building, an addition of 1,200 surface parking spaces and expansion of the central plant to accommodate the new building areas. This very unique Class A office building boasts a multitude of flexible spaces and common areas along with traditional office features to suit the varying requirements of the business unit occupants.
Premier Mechanical provided the installation of the new HVAC and plumbing systems for the entire project, which consisted of a new 1,000-ton chiller, 1,000-ton cooling tower and heat exchanger in the existing central plant building with the integration of a new temperature controls system. The three-story office building consisted of six 35,000 CFM air handling units and two 13,500 CFM rooftop makeup air units, as well as fan coil and VAV units. A new temperature controls system provided the cooling requirements throughout the new facility. The ductwork consisted of over 450,000 pounds of medium and low-pressure ductwork in the form of a loop “oval” system to accommodate the ceiling requirements needed. The project also included a new plumbing waste, vent and water system with fixtures at every floor.
General Contractor: D.L. Withers Construction
Contract Amount: $4.8 million
Start/End Dates: November 2008 to December 2009
Project Management: John Brunia, president; Robert Fitts, VP/Project Manager; Judy Nelms, Project Engineer; John Simpson, HVAC Foreman; Norm Porter, Pipe/Plumbing Foreman.