St. Charles-based Wiegmann Associates has completed a design-assist HVAC project for the new GameWorks Denver, a family entertainment center. Wiegmann’s HVAC solution reduced equipment and installation costs, and will result in annual energy savings. The general contractor was Catamount Constructors, Inc.
The primary project challenge 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 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.
Wiegmann also programmed the building’s HVAC controls for an estimated 12 percent reduction in annual energy costs.
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.