FirstBank – Colorado Building Control System Replacement and Commissioning

A long-time relationship with FirstBank Holding Company has included work on over sixty branch locations, from remodels to brand new multi-story building projects. For one of FirstBank’s existing multi-story branch locations in Lakewood, Colorado, 360 Engineering was hired as a prime consultant, design engineer, project manager, and owner representative to oversee a control system replacement project. The building’s outdated control system was replaced with a new system serving seven floors, each floor approximately 6,800-square-feet.

360 Engineering developed a schematic bid document outlining scope of control system replacement, typical controls schematics for each type of central plant equipment (Air Handling Units, multi-zone units, chillers & boilers), controls schematics for miscellaneous equipment (exhaust fans, CRAC units, VAV boxes), and specifications for DDC equipment and operation sequence. Based on the specifications, 360 Engineering bid to five companies then narrowed recommendations down to three controls contractors, which allowed for competitive bidding.

During the contractor selection process, 360 Engineering led the bid walk through and evaluated contractor cost proposals for scope and accuracy. Once a contractor was selected by the client, 360 Engineering directly managed the project, assuring construction remained on-time and to the client’s satisfaction. Upon installation of the new controls system, 360 Engineering performed commissioning, floor-by-floor, system-by-system.


Lakewood, Colorado