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Wiegmann Associates wins Contracting Business Design/Build Award for BAE Systems Project

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bae-systems-intWiegmann Associates won a Contracting Business Design/Build award for their work on the built-to-suit campus for BAE Systems in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Wiegmann designed and installed a $4.3 million design/build HVAC, process piping, and Building Management System (BMS) for BAE System’s new 334,000-square-foot, world-class aviation electronics manufacturing and office center. The new center replaced BAE Systems’ 1940s-era production facility. Wiegmann also provided a complete BIM as-built model. The general contractor was Arco National Construction Company, Inc.

“We are proud to be honored for our work on this state-of-the-art manufacturing project,” said Steve Pearce, Vice President of Business Development for Wiegmann Associates. “This project challenged us to design a flexible, efficient HVAC system within precise temperature and humidity requirements in just 20 months, with no interruption in manufacturing production. We were able to achieve that goal through engineering solutions, tight phasing and strict scheduling.”

The Contracting Business Design/Build Awards honor the finest examples of commercial Design/Build HVAC mechanical systems installations across the U.S. The winning projects “used collaborative relationships to achieve premium comfort, modern efficiency and the utmost in energy savings,” according to Terry McIver, executive editor of Contracting Business.

BAE’s new 334,000-square-foot building includes a nearly 50,000-square-foot office/support area and a 285,000-square-foot manufacturing production floor with complex process piping: gaseous nitrogen, compressed air, hot exhaust air and chemical exhaust air. The manufacturing processes require cooling water to keep production equipment operating within temperature tolerances.

BAE Systems needed ultimate flexibility on the production floor to be able to rearrange equipment as needed for future product demand. Wiegmann Associates collaborated with the owner to design a solution that would be cost-effective without compromising the HVAC and piping systems.

The team was challenged to meet precise temperature and humidity controls on the production floor, with air temperature in the 72-75F range and relative humidity between 30% to 60% year-round. The Wiegmann design solution maintains consistent humidity across the production floor while minimizing equipment. Wiegmann also installed a Delta Controls custom building management system with web access to allow the owner to monitor and control all systems remotely.

Wiegmann Associates is a St. Louis-based mechanical contractor serving the commercial, industrial and institutional markets, and a national leader in design/build HVAC projects. 

Wiegmann Associates Wins Contracting Business Design/Build Award for BAE Systems Project

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Wiegmann Associates won a Contracting Business Design/Build award for their work on the built-to-suit campus for BAE Systems in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Wiegmann designed and installed a $4.3 million design/build HVAC, process piping, and Building Management System (BMS) for BAE System’s new 334,000-square-foot, world-class aviation electronics manufacturing and office center. The new center replaced BAE Systems’ 1940s-era production facility. Wiegmann also provided a complete BIM as-built model. The general contractor was Arco National Construction Company, Inc.

“We are proud to be honored for our work on this state-of-the-art manufacturing project,” said Steve Pearce, Vice President of Business Development for Wiegmann Associates. “This project challenged us to design a flexible, efficient HVAC system within precise temperature and humidity requirements in just 20 months, with no interruption in manufacturing production. We were able to achieve that goal through engineering solutions, tight phasing and strict scheduling.”

The Contracting Business Design/Build Awards honor the finest examples of commercial Design/Build HVAC mechanical systems installations across the U.S. The winning projects “used collaborative relationships to achieve premium comfort, modern efficiency and the utmost in energy savings,” according to Terry McIver, executive editor of Contracting Business.

BAE’s new 334,000-square-foot building includes a nearly 50,000-square-foot office/support area and a 285,000-square-foot manufacturing production floor with complex process piping: gaseous nitrogen, compressed air, hot exhaust air and chemical exhaust air. The manufacturing processes require cooling water to keep production equipment operating within temperature tolerances.

BAE Systems needed ultimate flexibility on the production floor to be able to rearrange equipment as needed for future product demand. Wiegmann Associates collaborated with the owner to design a solution that would be cost-effective without compromising the HVAC and piping systems.

The team was challenged to meet precise temperature and humidity controls on the production floor, with air temperature in the 72-75F range and relative humidity between 30% to 60% year-round. The Wiegmann design solution maintains consistent humidity across the production floor while minimizing equipment. Wiegmann also installed a Delta Controls custom building management system with web access to allow the owner to monitor and control all systems remotely.

Wiegmann Associates is a St. Louis-based mechanical contractor serving the commercial, industrial and institutional markets, and a national leader in design/build HVAC projects.

Wiegmann Associates named Midwest Top 50 Specialty Contractor

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Wiegmann Associates has been named a 2016 Midwest Top 50 Specialty Contractor by Engineering News Record, the leading international construction industry news magazine. With $33.86 million in 2015 revenue, Wiegmann Associates, a mechanical contractor, ranks among the top 12 largest specialty contractors in the St. Louis region.

The annual Engineering News Record Top Specialty Contractors list ranks contractors in such fields as mechanical, electrical, concrete, fire protection, masonry, roofing, sheet metal and excavation.

Wiegmann Associates is a St. Louis-based mechanical contractor serving the commercial, industrial and institutional markets, and a national leader in design/build HVAC projects.

Wiegmann Associates begins HVAC work at The Sheridan Assisted Living Facilities

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Wiegmann Associates has begun work on The Sheridan Assisted Living facilities in Sunset Hills, Chesterfield and Creve Coeur. Wiegmann is the engineer of record and installing contractor for HVAC and Building Automation Systems, and is providing on-site project management for the Design/Build project. Senior Lifestyle Corporation, based in Chicago, is developing the projects, which have a combined completion value of $65 million.

Wiegmann is installing high-efficiency HVAC systems that reduce first cost and improve humidity control and sound levels while increasing usable interior space and reducing long-term maintenance costs. Wiegmann also is installing a Building Automation System in each facility. Wiegmann’s HVAC solutions will save $25,000 per year in energy costs across the three facilities as compared to the original design.

Construction has begun on all three facilities. The $17 million, 69,000-square-foot, 84-apartment The Sheridan at Laumeier Park in Sunset Hills and the $17 million, 42,000-square-foot, 53-apartment The Sheridan at Creve Coeur are scheduled for completion in early 2017. The $31 million, 84,000-square-foot, 91-apartment The Sheridan at Chesterfield is scheduled to open next summer.

The facilities combined will create more than 425 construction jobs and 295 permanent jobs. Brinkmann Constructors is the general contractor.

The projects are a joint venture of Bob Brinkmann, founder of Brinkmann Constructors, and Senior Lifestyle, operator of senior living facilities across the United States.

Wiegmann Associates is a St. Louis-based mechanical contractor serving the commercial, industrial and institutional markets, and a national leader in design/build HVAC projects. 

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