7.29.15 12:00 PM
Estimator In Charge:
The purpose of this project is to repair/alter
an existing U.S. Courthouse utilizing multiple construction disciplines. The
proposed capital project site sits on 2.5 acres and is located at 1823 Stout
Street in Denver, Colorado and is listed on the National Register of Historic
Places. The 270,103 gross square foot stone building contains 4 floors, a penthouse, and a below-grade basement level. The courthouse tenants will not be relocated
during the construction of this project.
While the Byron White U.S. Courthouse was fully
modernized in 1992, many of the building systems are becoming worn, outdated,
and unreliable. The fire suppression
system, inspected annually, has seen performance decrease with each inspection
and while currently sufficient, will likely soon fail to meet acceptable levels
and is in need of component improvements.
Several component parts of the system have reached the end of their
useful life and at this time no longer meet the current code requirements.
The mechanical equipment supporting the four historic
elevators is outdated and presents potential safety hazards. A new control and drive system for the
elevators will improve the safety and performance of the elevators while also
providing substantial energy savings.
The steam plant, elements of the induction
system and fuel tank for the generator are also reaching the end of their
useful life. Modifications to the
induction system will allow better control through balancing valves for energy
savings as well as the replacement of the steam plant with new gas fired
Light fixtures that were installed in 1992 have
begun to experience chronic failure issues; in some cases this increases the
risk of fire. This project proposes to
replace the failing light fixtures with energy efficient LED fixtures and
connect the remaining parts of the building’s lighting system to the building
automation system will help improve the building’s energy usage.
Storm window replacement will also provide the
opportunity to address the building’s envelope in terms of energy savings. The window frames are down to bare wood in
many places are in dire need of preservation in order to preserve the original
The west elevated plaza leaks water into the
parking garage and has flooded into the basement of the building in the past
causing extensive damage to the flooring.