GSA Dennis Chavez Federal Building

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GSA Dennis Chavez Federal Building

Dennis Chavez Federal BuildingClient: Hart & Majewski Design Group

Location: Albuquerque, NM


Lopez Engineering, Inc. (LEI) was contracted to provide electrical design services for the design program including field surveys, coordination with the General Services Administration (GSA) and preparation of the construction documents (plans and specifications) for the construction of the Dennis Chavez Federal Building project located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The HVAC system was redesigned to correct the cooling deficiency in the control room for the US Marshall Service (USMS) located on the 1st floor of the Federal Building.  Previously, the control room had inadequate HVAC cooling during the summer months and was cooled only by building standard HVAC.

The project required to complete a heat load analysis of the USMS control room.  Design a stand alone split system cooling system to provide adequate cooling, with enough cooling capacity for additional equipment to be added in the future, for the USMS control room-reviewing GSA’s recommendation of a split-system approach.  Reviewing the need for a back-up system of the same type and capacity to the primary split-system.