Category: Hospitality/Entertainment
Project Title: Children’s Museum of Phoenix
Project Designation: Hospitality/Entertainment Projects
Owner: City of Phoenix
General Contractor: D.L. Norton
Architect: Fore Dimensions
Engineer: Energy System Design

Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Project Description: Midstate Mechanical was selected to provide renovation services to this three-story, 76,000 square foot museum, which originally served as Monroe Elementary School. The ten month project included a complete renovation of the HVAC and plumbing system which required cooling towers, 25 heat pumps, and two air handlers.

The heat pumps were 900 lbs each and figuring out how to hang these in this historic building became one of the challenges faced on the renovation. With the obvious challenges and hurdles presented by a historic building remodel, Midstate moved forward with innovations, design changes on the fly and a “can do” attitude. With just over (12) men manning the project and seeing to all its requirements, we proved ourselves again, to be the contractor of choice. From “floating” equipment and material across rollers inside a 100 year old attic space to laying out equipment locations throughout the building prior to final design. The three floors of remodeling comprised of all facets of mechanical construction.

Category: Hospitality/Entertainment
Project Title: Salvation Army Kroc Community Center
Project Designation: Hospitality/Entertainment Projects
Owner: Salvation Army
General Contractor: Hayden Building Company
Architect: Deutsch Architecture Group
Engineer: GLUMAC

Salvation Army Kroc Community Center

Project Description: Midstate Mechanical was selected to provide mechanical services for the Salvation Army Kroc Community Center. The new center is approximately 130,000 square feet of building with additional sports utility fields on a 12 acre site. This facility includes an indoor pool, indoor running track, two-story climbing structure, family Jacuzzi area, outdoor competitive pool, three NBA sized gyms, boxing venue, exercise and fitness center, wellness clinic, locker rooms, youth game room, computer learning center, library, snack bar, conference rooms, child development center, 300-seat performing arts center, 300-seat chapel, banquet rooms, outdoor patios, restrooms and concession building.

Midstate’s scope included chilled water piping from the mechanical room to the air handlers on the roof. The HVAC included various duct systems throughout the building, cooling towers, chillers, split systems, air handling units, exhaust fans, pumps, air distribution, make up air units, sound attenuators, and furnaces.

Category: Hospitality/Entertainment
Project Title: J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Conference Center Expansion
Project Designation: Hospitality/Entertainment Projects
Owner: J.W. Marriott
General Contractor: Layton Southwest
Architect: Houston/Tyner
Engineer: Blum Consulting Engineers

J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Conference Center Expansion

Project Description: The J.W. Marriot has built a reputation for excellence and quality for customers. Due to this reputation, J.W. Marriott had to expand its current gem in the desert to accommodate for growth. Midstate Mechanical was chosen by Layton Southwest to install the mechanical in the meeting room expansion, encompassing 53,000 square feet. The work on this expansion required specific safety needs as the hotel was operational during installation and our personnel took measures to ensure little disruption or inconvenience for staff and guests.

Category: Hospitality/Entertainment
Project Title: Ft. McDowell Hotel and Conference Center
Project Designation: Design Assist, Entertainment
Owner: Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
General Contractor: W.E. O’Neil Construction
Architect: Leo A. Daly
Engineer: Leo A. Daly

Ft. McDowell Hotel and Conference Center

Project Description: Midstate Mechanical was selected to provide mechanical services for the $2.6 million new hotel and conference center at the Fort McDowell Casino. The hotel is a 221,300 square foot Radisson Resort. The conference center houses approximately 63,000 square feet which includes a central plant and kitchen. The conference center is cooled by chilled water and heating is provided by hot water boilers. A tunnel connects services to the five story hotel which is cooled by chilled water from the central plant. The hotel has two air handler units with CHW and HHW. The fan coils in the hotel are CHW only with electric heat.

Category: Hospitality/Entertainment
Project Title: Heard Museum
Project Designation: Negotiated, Entertainment
Owner: Heard MuseumGeneral
Contractor: Brignall Construction
Architect: Jacobs Talt Architects
Engineer: Landmark Facilities Group

Heard Museum

Project Description: Midstate Mechanical was selected to provide mechanical services for the renovation of the Heard Museum. The 26,645 square foot facility in Phoenix, Arizona is a private, non-profit museum founded in 1929 by Dwight B. and Maie Bartlett Heard to house their personal collection of cultural and fine art. More than seven decades of history have transformed the world famous Heard Museum into what USA Today describes as “the nation’s most prestigious private Indian arts center.”

The project called for demolishing one building and building a new one in its place. Underground ductwork was used beneath the new building to air condition an existing building. A temporary DX system was installed while the new chilled water lines were run and new ductwork installed. One gallery had to be air conditioned and operational after the unit was demolished. Humidification was achieved by new humidifiers and dehumidification coils with hot water from two new boilers. All this was accomplished while the building was occupied and open for visitors during regular operating hours.

Category: Hospitality/Entertainment
Project Title: Casino Arizona Tent Structure
Project Designation: Negotiated, Entertainment
Owner: Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community
General Contractor: Chanen Corporation
Architect: Leo A. Daly
Engineer: Leo A. Daly

Casino Arizona Tent Structure

Project Description: Midstate Mechanical was selected to provide $1.1 million in mechanical services for Casino Arizona, located on the Pima Indian reservation. The project consisted of a 26,495 square foot tent structure and two other buildings which house a lounge, dining, office and gift shop with an additional 5,623 square feet. This fast track project had crews working seven 10-hour work shifts. The inside duct system is a DuctSox, a polyester fabric material instead of metal and is mounted on a track furnished by the manufacturer and hung from metal that spans the tent carrier frame. The outside units have exposed duct on steel legs 24 feet high at the tent entrance. The Aaon air handlers with thermal heat wheels were used due to the 50% outside air requirements for the project. Plumbing for the project includes roof drains, a kitchen, central restrooms, 10,000 gallon grease interceptor and water softener.