Mechanical Consulting Projects

2-ELKS LODGE
VAIL, COLORADO
Conducted field observation and performed research and calculations regarding poorly functioning kitchen hood ventilation system within reconstructed building. Recommended modifications to Type I exhaust system that resulted in correcting the smoke spillage and contamination of kitchen space.
IMS Client: Vail Associates

750 WEST HAMPDEN
ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO
Site review of installed HVAC systems with written report detailing mechanical system capabilities.
IMS Client: Expert Mechanical Systems, Inc.

AMBASSADOR EAST POOL
DENVER, COLORADO
Grade level swimming pool and hot tub natatorium in high rise condominium building with severe uncontrolled temperature and condensation. Performed mechanical survey and provided written report with recommendations that immediately resolved excessive temperature and humidity problems within space.
IMS Client: Ambassador East Condominiums HOA

BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH
LAKEWOOD, COLORADO
Performed mechanical site survey, prepared HVAC load calculations and prepared preliminary design including the relocation of existing mechanical equipment room.
IMS Client: Hutton Architecture

BOUNDLESS CORPORATION LABORATORY
BOULDER, COLORADO
Analyzed and recommended supplemental air conditioning system installation for operating physical chemistry laboratory.
IMS Client: Boundless Corporation

CARMODY POOL VENTILATION
LAKEWOOD, COLORADO
Provided consulting regarding retrofit of existing pool ventilation heat recovery system which was previously abandoned, resulting in significant building envelope damage.
IMS Client: Foothills Parks & Recreation Department

CHARLES SCHWAB, 518 17TH STREET
DENVER, COLORADO
Performed mechanical site survey and offered recommendations for correcting deficiencies with building heating and ventilating system serving grade level retail space.
IMS Client: Charles Schwab

CHERRY CREEK MALL ELEVATOR
DENVER, COLORADO
Performed site observation and made recommendations for supplemental cooling of subterranean elevator equipment room.
IMS Client: Cherry Creek Mall

CHEVY’S RESTAURANT
ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO
Successfully diagnosed sewer gas odor source and recommended repairs to sanitary vent system.
IMS Client: Colorado Heating and Plumbing Services

CHILDRENS MUSEUM
DENVER, COLORADO
Conducted site survey and code study to address existing operation and code compliance difficulties within existing wood shop and paint booth room. Recommended various upgrades which became part of major overhaul and upgrade to building.

COORS RESIDENCE
GOLDEN, COLORADO
Performed mechanical survey, prepared HVAC load calculations and made recommendations for air conditioning of upper floor level bedrooms.
IMS Client: Siemens

DENVER MERCHANDISE MART PERFORMANCE CONTRACTING
DENVER, COLORADO
Assisted new ownership team with written scope of work and hiring of mechanical performance contractor following interview process.
IMS Client: Denver Merchandise Mart

DORCHESTER CONDOMINIUMS
DENVER, COLORADO
Recommended supplemental attic ventilation system following energy study.
IMS Client: Dorchester Condominiums HOA

EMBASSY SUITES
DENVER, COLORADO
Provided field survey of modular chillers and installed closed circuit cooling tower. Prepared written report with recommendations for system improvements to reduce experienced corrosion within chiller piping systems.
IMS Client: Embassy Suites Hotel

FARM CREDIT IT ROOM
GREELEY, COLORADO
Prepared recommendation and design for supplemental N+1 CRAC unit for existing data room within corporate office building.
IMS Client: Farm Credit

FORT COLLINS MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
FORT COLLINS, COLORADO
Performed full mechanical survey and record documents in preparation for major remodel of facility.
IMS Client: Andrews and Anderson Architecture

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES
DENVER, COLORADO
Assisted contractor in determining code compliance and logistics of replacing aged fire-tube heating boiler with high-efficiency boiler replacement.
IMS Client: Westco Systems

HAMPDEN SURGERY CENTER
HIGHLANDS RANCH, COLORADO
Successfully negotiated continued use of double-check backflow preventers, which saved NIST money and avoided the otherwise necessary construction of above ground sheds to house reduced pressure backflow preventers thought required by client.
IMS Client: Alfred Beneshe

HIGHLANDS RANCH METRO DISTRICT
HIGHLANDS RANCH, COLORADO
Successfully determined source of sewer gas odor within building conference room.
IMS Client: Highlands Ranch Metro District

HIWAN GOLF COURSE GAS PIPING
EVERGREEN, COLORADO
Surveyed existing mechanical equipment and natural gas piping. Prepared analysis to justify increasing natural gas load onto existing gas piping system to accommodate new kitchen equipment.
IMS Client: Hiwan Golf Club

INVERNESS IV RETURN AIR
ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO
Performed extensive field investigation and prepared written recommendations for supplemental return air system capacity within existing functioning office building.
IMS Client: Kenney Archtects

MASSON RESIDENCE
BRECKENRIDGE, COLORADO
Determined required capacity and recommended packaged wall mounted dehumidifiers for in-home hot tub room suffering from excessive humidity and condensation.
IMS Client: Virginia Masson

McNICHOLS BUILDING
DENVER, COLORADO
Performed mechanical site survey and developed conceptual design narrative for renovation of former City of Denver office building into an event and reception facility.
IMS Client: David Owen Tryba Architects

MERAGE RESIDENCE
CHERRY HILLS, COLORADO
Performed mechanical survey and assisted homeowner in planning numerous mechanical home improvement needs.
IMS Client: Lynn Merage

MOTHER OF GOD CATHOLIC CHURCH
DENVER, COLORADO
Identified abandoned louver within building and recommended its use as an outdoor air intake louver to resolve “stuffiness” within sanctuary during holiday services.
IMS Client: Mother of God Catholic Church

MOUNT CARMEL CATHOLIC CHURCH
DENVER, COLORADO
Performed mechanical load calculations and recommended supplemental cooling system
and method of installation for 5,000 church sanctuary.
IMS Client: Airflow Heating and Air Conditioning Company

ONE ARROWHEAD
EDWARDS, COLORADO
Successfully identified source of sewer gas within mountain condominium complex.
IMS Client: Solutions Before – Solutions After

PENTERRA PLAZA
DENVER, COLORADO
Worked with building management to identify source of malicious odors occurring within various locations of high rise condominium building.
IMS Client: Western Engineering and Research Company

PONDS AT BLUE RIVER
SILVERTHORNE, COLORADO
Negotiated direct vented high efficiency furnace flue modifications with manufacturer and local code authority to achieve successfully functioning winter furnace operation for large four-plex building residential development.
IMS Client: Reconstruction Experts

PROWERS COUNTY ANNEX
LAMAR, COLORADO
Performed site observation to determine contractor and code compliance from restoration contractor construction documents prepared following fire incident.
IMS Client: Prowers County, Colorado

PROWERS COUNTY JAIL
LAMAR, COLORADO
Performed site observation and mechanical survey. Prepared record drawings of existing fire sprinkler system and building HVAC and plumbing systems for use in replacement of all rooftop HVAC equipment and fire sprinkler piping system. Successfully negotiated use of building trap for sanitary sewer system to prevent introduction of sewer gas from municipal sewer system.
IMS Client: Prowers County, Colorado

RICHIE BROTHERS OFFICE BUILDING
BRIGHTON, COLORADO
Prepared HVAC load calculations following full survey of existing office building. Prepared construction documents for supplemental HVAC equipment to resolve load capacity issue.
IMS Client: Richie Brothers

SACRED HEART OF MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH
BOULDER, COLORADO
Performed site observation and mechanical survey. Prepared supplemental drawings for new sanctuary relief system allowing enhanced ventilation distribution throughout the 6,000 square foot sanctuary.
IMS Client: Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church

SHELTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
GOLDEN, COLORADO
Prepared analysis and recommendations regarding excessive condensation occurring within newly remodeled roof structure.
IMS Client: Luis Acosta Architects

SOUTH PARK VETRINARY CLINIC
LITTLETON, COLORADO
Provided recommendations for modifications to building domestic water system to allow sale of building. Negotiated with local water department to insure legality.
IMS Client: Dr. Glen Rouse

STAPLES CORPORATE OFFICE
BROOMFIELD, COLORADO
Mechanical survey of domestic hot water piping within two-story office building to observe locations where piping with pin-hole leaks were occurring. Prepared written report that included recommendation to reduce flow at excessively large domestic hot water circulation pumps.
IMS Client: Kerwin Plumbing and Heating, Inc.

STRUNA RESIDENCE
CHERRY HILLS, COLORADO
Written report with recommendations for ventilation of in-home cigar lounge.
IMS Client: Richard Henry, Architect

THE LEARNING SOURCE
LAKEWOOD, COLORADO
Performed mechanical due diligence with written report for upgrading building HVAC systems
for non-profit educational facility.
IMS Client: The Learning Source

UCB SKI TEAM HEADQUARTERS BUILDING
BOULDER, COLORADO
Performed mechanical site survey and prepared written recommendations for code compliant supplemental heating system renovation of existing ski team building.
IMS Client: Hurley-Gagne Architects

VIA BACHI RESTAURANT
LONE TREE, COLORADO
Performed mechanical site survey and prepared written recommendations for eliminating cross contamination of adjacent tenant HVAC outside air with products of combustion emitted by restaurant wood burning pizza oven.
IMS Client: Trammell Crow

VILLAGE HALL
AVON, COLORADO
Performed multiple consulting assignments addressing undersized and poorly performing grease interceptor; commercial laundry exhaust and filtration; parking garage ventilation make-up air system; retail area air conditioning retrofit.
IMS Client: Vail Resorts and Development

WEDGECOR STEEL BUILDING CORPORATION
DENVER, COLORADO
Performed mechanical site survey, performed HVAC calculations and offered recommendations for replacing existing undersized HVAC duct system.
IMS Client: Wedgecor/Sun Works Corporation
WOLFGANG PUCK – PAVILLIONS
DENVER, COLORADO
Site observation with recommendations for supplemental heating in reception and bar areas of existing restaurant.
IMS Client: Skyport Development

WOMENS BANK ROOF DRAINAGE
DENVER, COLORADO
Roof drain system modifications following failure of existing roof drainage system in historic high rise office building.
IMS Client: Intergroup Architects