Douglas County Library – Castle Rock, CO

Project Description:

MEP Engineering was selected to provide engineering services for a new Douglas County Library in downtown Castel Rock, CO. This was a design/build project with Mountain Air Mechanical, Duro Electric, and Fransen Pittman general contractors. The project was a two-story’s approximately 65,000 sq ft in total. The facility included the main library adult book area, children’s collection, and learning commons.  Large public conference rooms, private study rooms, power furniture workstations, large event halls, youth services offices, children’s story time areas, archive, and storage vault.  The facility also included administration offices, with open office workstations, private offices, shared offices, work rooms, training, community relations work rooms, and break rooms. Construction was completed in 2023.

Byron White Federal Courthouse

Project Description

In 2009, with funds granted under the economic stimulus, the General Services Administration initiated a project to re-commission/retro-commission the Byron White Courthouse with the objective of reducing energy consumption to the greatest extent possible within the funding limitation. The building is home to the 10th Circuit District Appellate Court and is approximately 274,000 square feet in size.

MEP Engineering provided a complete detailed analysis of the existing facilities’ energy consumption and equipment operation. The building mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and lighting systems, as well as the building envelope, were reviewed to uncover inefficiencies in the systems and identify areas that can be modified for increased energy efficiency and optimized energy performance. A detailed report was generated and submitted for review. The report outlines the systems and equipment that were inspected and describes inefficiencies that were discovered. MEP’s review process included physical inspections of the equipment, computer-simulated energy modeling, interviews of key building staff, review of energy management trend data, electrical metering of step-down transformers and light level measurements.

Once ECM’s were chosen for pursuit, MEP Engineering provided complete engineering design services; including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems. Estimates of probable cost, as well as an overall economic value, were prepared for review by the client. These measures were vitally important to the project as the funding was from economic stimulus; cost control and monitoring were prime objectives


Parker Public Works Facility

Project Description

MEP Engineering was selected by the City of Parker to provide mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering services for their new Public Works Facility, located in Parker, CO. This project included 32,000 square foot Operations/Administration Building providing office, workshop, and storage space for the Stormwater Utility, Streets Maintenance, and Traffic Services Divisions, as well as indoor vehicle storage and vehicle wash bays; outdoor covered and uncovered vehicle parking; bulk material storage bins; a decant basin; and deicer storage and dispensing facilities shared with Douglas County. The new facility allows the Public Works to essentially double in size to meet the Town’s growing population.

This facility includes four building aspects, an office/maintenance shop/ warehouse building, Ice Slicer storage barn, magnesium chloride storage/dispensing station and a fuel storage dispensing station. The small light-duty-vehicle maintenance shop contains several bays, and an adjoining operations office area. The office area includes several offices/work areas, a break room, a large multi-purpose room for training and crew assignments, restrooms, locker rooms, parts storage/warehouse, and all associated utility rooms. The design accounted for future expansion. The facility also included an open fueling station and de-icer storage and dispensing facility.