Project Description

New 200,000 SF Warehouse and Office Facility BG Station – Avon, Kentucky

Magna Engineers provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection design services for this new 200,000 SF facility for the Department of Military Affairs. The project was constructed using the build-to-suit method, with Magna Engineers working directly for the Contractor.

HVAC in office areas includes multiple packaged DX units with gas heating. The warehouse is heated using two make-up air units with gas heat mounted in the joist area. Shops and other areas are heating using gas unit heaters. Ventilation is provided in non-air conditioned spaces for summer cooling. Ductless split systems are used for IT rooms.

The building includes a 100% wet pipe fire suppression system with five risers fed from an 8” loop around the building. The system is designed with early suppression fast response (ESFR) heads in the warehouse areas, semi-recessed heads in office areas, and upright heads in other areas. The level of protection is Ordinary Hazard Group 1.

The electrical design includes a new 480/277V service, including primary connection and transformer, and standby power system with diesel generator. Lighting design includes high bay fluorescents throughout the warehouse and T8 fluorescent trofers throughout office areas, and occupancy controls throughout. The power system design includes provisions for special Owner-furnished equipment. The design includes pre-wired communications cabling network back to MDF and IDF which are connected via backbone fiber and copper cabling.