Client: GameWorks Denver
General Contractor: Catamount Constructors, Inc
Floor Area: 33,800 sf
Construction Schedule: Completed April 2016
Installing HVAC Contractor
Wiegmann Associates’ HVAC solution reduced equipment and installation costs, and achieves annual energy savings. Reprogramming of the HVAC controls will reduce annual energy costs by approximately 12 percent.
The primary project challenge of the new GameWorks Denver was to adapt the building’s existing HVAC equipment, designed for an electronics store, to serve the needs of a 33,800-square-foot multi-purpose facility including a restaurant and bar, arcade room, Laser Tag arena, eSports center, and small and large private event rooms.
Wiegmann Associates performed heating and cooling load calculations, which allowed for a 25 percent reduction in equipment capacity. They installed 10 new rooftop units instead of refurbishing older equipment, simplified the ductwork and air distribution system, and replaced several ductless split systems with more economical solutions, all while reducing mechanical construction costs by 28% over the original design.
“We didn’t think there was any way to save the owner money, yet Wiegmann ended up saving that project $100,000-$140,000. We were able to redesign the system, save the owner a ton of money, and have a better system.”
– Nathan Addison, Catamount Constructors, Inc.