Wiegmann Associates has begun work on a design-build HVAC project for RMC Distributing Co.’s 148,000-square-foot refrigerated beer warehouse in Colorado Springs. The project includes a complete HVAC retrofit and office expansion. Wiegmann is the engineer of record and HVAC construction manager for the project, which is scheduled for completion in December. The general contractor is ARCO Beverage Group.
Wiegmann is engineering an HVAC solution for the dry and refrigerated warehouses, adding new equipment while retaining components of the existing equipment. The project also includes two new split refrigeration systems in the draught cooler.
A direct digital control system will enhance climate control in a 16,800-sf new construction office expansion, which will triple the facility’s existing office area to 28,000 sf. The owner will have the ability to monitor and adjust office HVAC settings remotely from a single computer program.
The primary project challenge is engineering an energy-efficient HVAC system that reliably maintains the specified temperatures dictated by product suppliers. Beer distributors are required to monitor and report all temperatures in warehouse and draught cooler spaces.
RMC Distributing is a beer distributor serving 18 counties in Southern Colorado. The company distributes nearly 235 brands of beer representing more than 30 suppliers.