MEP Engineering was selected by the US General Services Administration to provide mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services for the Byron White Courthouse, located in Denver, CO. This building included 270,103 square feet, with four stories and two basement levels. Anderson Mason Dale Architects was the selected architect for this project, with Milender White Construction as the preferred General Contractor. MEP services and construction of the courthouse were completed in August of 2017.
MEP was tasked with replacing the existing building steam heating system provided by City of Denver, and converting the existing building to a natural gas-fired boiler heating system. The new boilers are a condensing type and energy efficient. We also routed a flu through the building and replaced the steam-generating domestic hot water system to gas-fired water heaters, meaning new natural gas service to the building. MEP replaced the current light fixtures and rewired the historic light fixtures, adding additional lighting control. We also added a new fire pump and revised the fire suppression systems, adding a new clean agent fire suppression system. Finally, we rebuilt the existing emergency generator, including a replacement of the fuel storage tank.
The Byron White US Courthouse is a Denver landmark of dramatic distinction. It was originally constructed in 1919, and added to the National Register of Historic Properties in March of 1973. The court house is currently the seat of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.