Project Description

New 56,000 SF Warehouse and Office Facility – Building 197 Bluegrass Station Avon, Kentucky

Magna Engineers provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection design services for this new 56,000 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, Brett Construction.

HVAC in office areas includes five split systems with indoor gas furnaces and outdoor condensing units.  The warehouse is heated using two make-up air units with gas heat mounted in the joist area.  Ventilation is provided in non-air conditioned spaces for summer cooling and for code required ventilation.  Ductless split systems are used for IT rooms.

The building includes a 100% wet pipe fire suppression system with two risers fed from an existing 12” fire main. 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.  Lighting design includes high bay fluorescents with T5HO lamps throughout the warehouse and T5 fluorescent trofers throughout office areas, and occupancy controls throughout the entire building.  The design includes raceways for communications cabling network back to MDF.