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CORPORATE Q UA L I F I C AT I O N S


Corporate The quality of corporate workspace is inextricably linked to worker productivity and the quality of worker output. Our engineering and design services strive to support employees and increase their ability to successfully and efficiently perform their jobs. We support the corporation’s greatest asset. Current corporate designs focus on environmentally sensitive and sustainable work areas, whether the project is a new corporate campus, fit-out, addition, or renovation of a space.


450 Columbus Boulevard Consolidated Government Offices Location

   Hartford, Connecticut

Size

600,000 square feet

Architect

    Tecton Architects

Cost

        $69 million

Services

     MEP/FP

Completed

   2017

A Kohler Ronan MEP/FP assessment at 450 Columbus formed the basis for recommendations, budget, and design for the renovations to two, multi-story office towers located in downtown Hartford. Having been vacant for several years before being purchased by the State of Connecticut, the buildings underwent nearly a complete gut of each floor back to the core, including new toilet cores, new outside air pre-treatment systems, controls, and floor air handling units. The only systems to remain were main duct distribution, electrical cores, and floor lighting. To save money and time, the existing lighting fixtures were removed, relamped, and reinstalled. Further, a more efficient layout allowed us to reduce the quantity of fixtures by over 30%. Due to a condensed schedule, design of this project was completed in multiple phases which allowed for parallel paths for design and construction. Additionally, each of the office towers was designed and renovated separately which permitted partial occupancy while the adjacent building was being completed. The recently opened towers, totaling 600,000 square feet across 26 floors, have allowed the State of Connecticut to consolidate its many departments and to house approximately 2,200 employees at one, beautifully renovated facility. Kohler Ronan was delighted to have contributed to this government project.

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American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)

Professional Association for Design Headquarters Location

   New York, New York

Size

8,000 square feet

Architect

    Perkins Eastman

Cost

        Confidential

Services

     MEP/FP, Technology Design

Completed

   2015

It is only appropriate that this modern and sleek corporate office serves as the headquarters for the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), the professional association for design. Marrying the modern and the historic attributes of design, the office is located on the 17th floor of the iconic Woolworth Building at 233 Broadway in downtown Manhattan. Distinguished as the tallest building in the world upon its completion in 1913, architect Cass Gilbert’s Woolworth Building serves as an example of the early US skyscraper. As the hub for an organization that has 70 chapters and more than 25,000 members, AIGA’s aim was to create a space that would be multi-functional. Incorporating approximately 8,000 square feet, the office needed to serve as a workplace, resource, archive, and gallery space for design work. To attain AIGA’s goals, Kohler Ronan provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and technology design services, as well as construction administration. Our technology scope included structured cabling to support LAN and Wireless LAN systems. Additionally, our team provided design and equipment layout for a small telecommunications room as well as electronic access control, video surveillance, and video intercom systems throughout the space. Finally, AV infrastructure design was incorporated to serve the main conference room. Our entire team paid careful consideration to provide modern engineering solutions within a historical architectural property.


Images: © James Ewing, courtesy of Perkins Eastman


Wilde Building

Corporate Campus Infrastructure Location

   Bloomfield, Connecticut

Size

 880,000 square feet

Architect

    N/A

Cost

        $82 million

Services

     MEP/FP, Technology Design, Energy Modeling

Completed

   2016 (Phase I)

Based on a corporate infrastructure executive summary of May 2013, and subsequent revisions and modifications, Kohler Ronan set about designing MEP/FP systems in support of significant infrastructure upgrades to a large insurance company’s corporate campus. This Bloomfield, Connecticut facility occupies 880,000 square feet. Within the MEP/FP scope was design of a central cooling system to include three new, 800-ton variable speed centrifugal chillers with a reconfigured layout in place of the existing system. Related pumps and piping were also included in the plans. Additionally, our team created designs for central heating, perimeter systems, basement MER’s, and new air handlers with associated ductwork in multiple locations. In addition to improving the overall conditions within the Wilde Building, the newly designed systems seek to achieve as many operational and efficiency goals as possible. To this end, significant energy modeling studies were conducted by KR, including a whole building performance simulation in accordance with AHSRAE 90.1-2007 Appendix G. The calibrated simulation was used to evaluate numerous energy conservation measures, many of which are being implemented in the on-going retrofit and replacement of MEP systems throughout the facility.


Alstom

Interior Renovations Location

   Windsor, Connecticut

Size

 287,000 square feet

Architect

    Spagnolo Gisness Architects

Cost

        $27 million

Services

     MEP/FP

Completed

   2011

With headquarters just outside of Paris, France, Alstom is a world leader in power generation and rail infrastructure. It is perhaps best known for the manufacture of high speed trains such as AGV, TGV, and the Eurostar series. The multinational conglomerate provides integrated power solutions for energy resources including hydro, nuclear, gas, steam, as well as wind. The corporation employees 80,000+ people in 70 countries. To accommodate the company’s growth, Alstom recently embarked on a plan to create an improved campus at its Windsor location. The scope of the project incorporated a 350,000-square foot renovation consisting of office space, lab space, conference facilities, cafeteria and kitchen facilities, telecommunication facilities, and fitness center. Sustainable design elements were implemented where appropriate. Kohler Ronan’s designs consisted of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems for a typical core and shell design. In a subsequent contract, we provided complete MEP/FP systems for a comprehensive office fit-out.


Covidien Surgical Services Headquarters Renovation Location

   New Haven, Connecticut

Size

 150,000 square feet

Architect

    Mitchell Architectural Group

Cost

        $15 million

Services

     MEP/FP

Completed

   2011

Spun off from Tyco International in 2007, Covidien is a global company providing medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and medical supplies to hospitals, convalescent centers, laboratories, and numerous other healthcare related facilities throughout the world. The firm’s headquarters is in Dublin, Ireland. This project for Covidien consisted of the interior renovation of approximately 150,000 square feet. Our engineering team designed complete mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems in conjunction with the architectural plans for the renovations. Additionally, Kohler Ronan’s designs implemented, where appropriate and feasible, sustainable measures throughout the 12-story building.


Pitney Bowes

Global Technology Center Renovation & Relocation Location

   Danbury, Connecticut

Architect

      Tecton Architects

Services

 MEP/FP

Size

   160,000 square feet   (60,000 flex lab)

Cost

  $9 million

Completed

2011

Pitney Bowes has been providing technology and related services to its clients for nearly a century. It is a leader in physical and digital communications and offers both hardware and software solutions to assist organizations in enhancing their operations and efficiency. In a recent move to Danbury, Connecticut, Pitney Bowes was able to improve its own operations by bringing engineering, research and development, product design, and information technology services under one roof. Kohler Ronan provided comprehensive MEP/FP in support of a renovation in conjunction with this substantial office relocation. The new space encompasses open lab environments, offices, collaborative team and project areas, conference rooms, and wireless capabilities throughout. Nearly 60,000 square feet consist of flexible labs, chem labs, machine shops, and the like. The fresh, open spaces were designed to promote greater collaboration between different departments which will hopefully result in superior, more integrated products and services. Due to an aggressive move date, Kohler Ronan’s team needed to act quickly to complete systems design within just three months.. A phased schedule for design and construction was implemented to support the effort, while frequent communication with the design team and the owner helped to ensure the optimal end result.


ESPN Corporate Headquarters North Campus Dining Facility and Office Fit-out Location

    Bristol, Connecticut

Architect

       Clohessy Harris & Kaiser

Services

  MEP/FP

Size

   67,000 square feet   (400,000 total)

Cost

    $10 million

Completed

2011

In 1979, ESPN selected Bristol, Connecticut, as the site of its sports-focused broadcast company. Having begun in just one modest building, the company’s Bristol-based headquarters today spans 16 acres and includes 17 buildings totaling of 900,000 square feet. The main campus is referred to as ESPN Plaza. In addition to ESPN Plaza, the sports network leases a 400,000 square-foot warehouse facility nearby. Kohler Ronan was engaged at this property to provide full MEP/FP services in support of a new north campus dining facility and subsequent office fit-out. The dining component of the project encompassed designs for a fully-equipped institutional kitchen, servery, and casual dining room/cafeteria. These spaces totaled approximately 30,000 square feet, leaving 37,00o for the office fit-out. Regarding the office fit-out, Kohler Ronan designed engineering systems for conference rooms, offices, lounges, and the like. The facility’s exterior includes a converted courtyard, open to employees.


Images: © Woodruff/Brown Architectural Photography


Aetna

Atrium Building Renovations Location

   Hartford, Connecticut

Size

    474,000 square feet

Architect

      Tecton Architects / Clohessy Harris & Kaiser

Cost

 $42 million

Services

     MEP/FP

Completed

  2009

Among Kohler Ronan’s many projects for insurance giant Aetna is the renovation and transformation of the atrium located at the firm’s Hartford headquarters. Our engineering team designed complete mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems in support of the desired renovations to this 400,000 square–foot interior space. Included within the scope of our work and within the atrium’s design were numerous sustainable and energy saving features. The entire lighting system was re-lamped to reduce total wattage. Additional energy saving strategies included demand control ventilation of outside air, enthalpy economizer, optimum start/stop for air handling equipment, VAV setback of unoccupied enclosed office and conference rooms, and variable speed drives on all air handling units. To conserve water, the design of the new bathroom groups included low-flow, sensor-type faucets and dual flush water closets in the women’s toilet groups. Estimated water reduction is 35% better than standard EPA regulated fixtures. The sum of all of these energy conservation measures produce significant annual savings as compared to the original systems. The project was designed to achieve a LEED Silver rating for commercial interiors.

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Images: © Woodruff/Brown Architectural Photography


The Hartford New Corporate Facility Location

   Windsor, Connecticut

Size

     465,000 square feet

Architect

      Clohessy Harris & Kaiser

Cost    

  $75 million

Services

     MEP/FP

Completed

 2009

Awards

Associated General Contractors of America | Build Connecticut Award, Electrical Specialty Category, 2010

The Hartford implemented Kohler Ronan’s mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering design services for its recently constructed corporate campus in Windsor, Connecticut. The four-story, 465,000 square-foot building consists of traditional offices, breakout rooms, conference rooms, call center, kitchen and dining facilities, and restrooms/lounges. Sustainable and LEED features were incorporated throughout the facility where feasible and contributory to the project goals. While LEED certification was not formally pursued, Kohler Ronan’s designs for the building were in line with a LEED Silver rating for commercial construction. Regarding our electrical designs for this corporate project, we are pleased to share that Kohler Ronan received the 2010 Build Connecticut Award from the Associated General Contractors of America in the electrical specialty category.


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