The Samsonite Campus houses the Denver Public Schools Northeast Early College, preparing students grades 9 through 12 to be, “collaborative and competitive in a four-year college and in a 21st Century Global Economy.” This project involved the replacement of ten fans throughout the campus, including general exhaust, electrical room cooling, and air handler return fans. 360 Engineering observed and documented existing mechanical systems associated with the fans, then sized and selected new fans to meet code requirements and to match existing controls. Also, 360 Engineering provided Denver Public Schools with design airflow volumes to rebalance existing Variable Air Volume (VAV) boxes serving student and administration areas.
One of the project challenges was that not all existing fans were present in the base building drawings. 360 Engineering performed a field investigation to locate and accurately document the fans missing from existing drawings. Then the engineers provided details of make, model, fan capacity, and electrical characteristics to GH Phipps. This due diligence fieldwork avoided an equipment delivery delay and allowed GH Phipps to deliver the project on time to DPS.