Air Training Support Flight Simulator

Project Description

MEP Engineering was selected by Air Training Support to provide mechanical and electrical engineering services for a Training Flight Simulator, located in Centennial, CO. Intergroup Architects was the selected architect for this project. MEP services were completed in March 2016, and construction for the project was completed in early 2017.

Services included removing and relocating the flight simulator and providing the design for a dedicated room for the computer equipment with 24/7 cooling and a raised floor. MEP also provided the design for another dedicated room for the hydraulic pumps and control equipment. We completed HVAC design for the warehouse the simulator resides in, which also included a custom HVAC unit ducted into the flight simulator to maintain a comfortable temperature for the pilots. Built in the late 1970’s, this flight simulator has been used to train pilots for numerous scientific studies for over 40 years.


Mental Health Center of Denver, Dahlia Campus for Health & Well Being

Project Description

MEP Engineering was selected by the Mental Health Center of Denver to provide mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering services for their Health and Well Being Dahlia Campus, located in Denver, CO. This project included a four-story existing building with 89,000 affected square feet, with renovation and new construction of a three-level parking garage. Davis Partnership Architects was the selected architect for this project. MEP services were completed in April 2012.

The site included four acres 35th and Dahlia in northeast Denver. Design services were included for 46,000 SF of indoor classroom area, play, community, and therapy space. Outdoor components included play areas, counseling gardens, and an urban farm. The facility includes a variety of services such as outpatient clinic services, early childhood, school-based health care, day treatment, therapeutic pre-school, family support services, dental clinic, flex community area, operations/administrative area, and building support spaces.


Urological Associates, Tenant Improvement

Project Description

MEP was selected by the Urological Associates clinic to provide mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services for their new office at the Medical Center Point office complex, located in Colorado Springs, CO. The project included 7,000 SF of medical office space, with YOW Architects as the lead architect. MEP services were completed December of 2014.

Due to the age of this facility, the design team encountered a variety of existing conditions during their initial survey including varying ceiling heights throughout the 7,000 SF space. The medical office suite required replacement of (3) constant volume RTU’s, all new plumbing and complete LED lighting upgrades. The combination of the new systems and upgrading of the lights really brought this medical office to a completely new beautiful suite.


Mental Health Center of Denver, Recovery Center

Project Description

The Mental Health Center of Denver is a prominent 72,000 square foot medical/hospital facility located in Denver, CO. MHCD acquired the building located at 4455 E 12th Avenue in May of 2011 to become their new adult recovery center. Immediately plans were implemented to completely renovate the property. MEP Engineering proudly designed the new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems for the renovation of this facility and the addition of a new 1.5 story parking garage. Construction costs are estimated at around $11.1 million.

The previous mechanical system was completely gutted and new variable air volume rooftop units with DX Cooling and hydronic heating were added. Heating throughout the building is provided by high efficiency condensing boilers that are piped to the VAV rooftop units and VAV terminal boxes throughout the facility. The entire electrical system was also gutted and a new 3,000 amp 208v/ 3 phase service was provided. Occupancy lighting sensors, whole building lighting controls, and energy-efficient fixtures were utilized throughout the building.  Plumbing of the building uses high-efficiency plumbing fixtures with dual flush water closets, and sensor-operated fixtures providing an overall water usage reduction of 37%.

Through the use of a whole building computer simulation, the overall design leads to a 52.68% energy cost savings above the ASHRAE/IESNA Standard.  On-site renewable energy sources provided an additional offset of 6.64%. MHCD has engaged in a renewable energy contract to provide a 75% offset of the building’s electricity from renewable sources for the first two years. The overall design and energy performance measures taken allowed this building to receive a LEED Platinum rating.


ERA Laboratory, Tenant Improvement

Project Description

MEP Engineering provided design services for the tenant improvement build-out of an office, laboratory and warehouse space within an existing building. The build-out space was approximately 64,530 square feet and included 24,128 square feet of office area, 14,145 square feet of laboratory area and 26,257 square feet of warehouse space.

The office area included private offices, open offices, conference rooms, huddle rooms, break room, restroom groups, printer room, mailroom, and reception area. Design services for the laboratory space included multiple independent island work stations, common work stations, fume hood systems, specialty medical gas, and water piping systems, freezer and cooler equipment, storage areas and laboratory infrastructure supporting equipment. The warehouse area included storage areas, shipping and receiving areas and medical gas bulk storage rooms.

Founded in 1977, ERA has evolved to become the premier provider of Proficiency Testing (PT) products and Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) to thousands of laboratories around the world and across multiple industries.


MorningStar Senior Living at Ridgegate

Project Description

MEP Engineering was selected to provide design services for a new senior living and memory care facility. At 265,000 SF, the largest of the Haselden/MorningStar collaborations, MorningStar at RidgeGate was MEP’s first project to including independent living (124 units) in addition to assisted living (71 units) and memory care (29 units). The $51M project included all of MorningStar’s typical amenities, such as a salon, theater, chapel, library, activity center, fitness & wellness center, massage therapy room, game room, laundry, and general store. The facility also included several restaurants, enclosed courtyards with lush landscaping, outdoor patios with fireplaces, outdoor dining areas, outdoor activity areas, and a recreation-center style space built around a pool and hot tub. The project is located in the heart of RidgeGate, immediately across the street from the Lone Tree Arts Center and a brand new library branch set to open in 2016. Also, the project is only a block from RidgeGate’s shopping and dining districts


Colorado Coalition for the Homeless – West End Clinic

Clinic remodel

Our city’s homeless population uses healthcare services more often when such services are readily-available in a convenient location. We provided medical tenant finish design services for the remodel of an approximately 5,500 square foot medical and behavioral health walk-in clinic, located within an existing 5-story building.

The layout incorporated offices, storage rooms, staff restroom, break room, a mom’s room, work and copy area, work stations, lobby, public restroom, lab space, lab restroom, 14 exam rooms, a treatment room and a room for sterilizing medical equipment.

Cop Shop

In an effort to prevent crime and provide access to services, Denver police have set up “Cop Shops” or easy-access areas where citizens can file complaints or seek aid from on-duty officers across the city. We designed the 1,850 square-foot space adjacent to the West End Clinic to include a shared conference room and local Cop Shop. We designed the area with an additional conference room, office, break room, mechanical and storage room, a single restroom and a storage room.

Stout Street Health Center

Project Description:

MEP Engineering was selected to provide design services for a new mixed-use development for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. The site incorporated three parcels of land that totaled approximately .97 acres. The facility consisted of a 5-story building with the first two floors built-out for a walk-in medical clinic and the top three levels incorporating all multi-family residential space. The walk-in clinic was 52,000 square feet split between the two floors and included primary medical, dental, eye, respite care, and mental health services.

The residential space included 78 dwelling units with 66 1-bedrooms and 12 2-bedrooms units. Located on the third level was a common space for the residence with 3,000 square feet and included an outdoor terrace. The residential lobby, property management and case management office area was located on the first level and consisted of 4,750 square feet. Site improvements included a courtyard, vehicle service court, at grade surface parking and 1-level of below-grade parking structure that accommodated a total of 112 spaces. The project achieved an Enterprise Green Communities certification. The construction cost was approximately $24 million.