Hill-Stead Museum, FARMINGTON, CT
Design/Build HVAC Replacement Services
NEW ENGLAND MECHANICAL SERVICES VALUE DELIVERED
In 2003, this very special mechanical construction partnership project received a State of Connecticut grand prize and a national first-place award from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), a national professional association with over 22,000 member companies.
DESIGN/BUILD HVAC REPLACEMENT SCOPE OF WORK
When New England Mechanical Services accepted the challenge of designing a replacement for the antiquated HVAC system at the historic Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, Connecticut, we recommended a commercial HVAC system that would meet competing needs. First, we needed to satisfy the strict heating and cooling temperature, humidity, and particulate-matter stability needs vital to the preservation of the museum's world-class art collection of works by such artists as Monet, Manet, Degas, Cassatt, and Whistler. Second, at the same time, we had to accommodate the thermal and aesthetic requirements of the historic 1901 Colonial Revival building housing them.
DESIGN/BUILD HVAC REPLACEMENT SERVICES OBJECTIVES
To evaluate, redesign and value engineer the electrical and mechanical systems to meet the needs of the museum. To install modern equipment along with a building automation system that includes a Direct Digital Control System (DDC) to eliminate the independent system control problems and equipment failure previously experienced.
DESIGN/BUILD HVAC REPLACEMENT SOLUTIONS
The museum remained open for tours and programs throughout the construction period, and in keeping with typical New England Mechanical practice, this project was completed on time and within budget, and we maintain a solid service relationship with the museum.