This project at the rapidly expanding University of Colorado at Colorado Springs consisted of a 65,000-square-foot renovation/remodel of existing office space into an event center. The work required extensive demolition of the existing interior finishes, mechanical systems and electrical systems. The renovation work included the modification of the building’s entry and exit points to meet the occupant load for an event center. New storefront systems with doors and hardware were installed at the entries, along with new ticket booths and interior finishes.
The main restroom groups were entirely new construction to accommodate the occupants. This work included new plumbing rough-in, concrete slabs, and ceramic tile walls and floors, along with new lighting. In the expo hall, a complete new HVAC system was installed, consisting of 300 tons of new roof-top unit cooling systems. The units replaced the existing boiler and chiller system s, and extensive roof modifications were needed to place the units and make the proper utility connections. The air distribution system was completed utilizing fabric ducting products. In the main exhibit hall, all new lighting, sound, public-address and fire-alarm systems were installed, along with the rough-in of special power for vendors to use for exhibits. The entire expo floor was skim-coated and treated to cover the old floor blemishes and residues. On the building’s exterior, provisions were installed for new site lighting, new landscaping, and re-seal and re-striping of the parking lots.