Automatic Controls Equipment Systems, Inc. has been awarded the building automation contract for St. Louis Gateway Arch Visitor Center, museum renovation, and expansion project. The project is a complete renovation of the existing 96,000 square foot Museum and Visitor Center and a 44,000 square foot Museum addition to the Arch National Monument. The project is designed to reach LEED silver certification. To reach the design goals, the building automation system will control the major mechanical systems consisting of a chiller plant with one heat recovery chiller and 14 air handlers with one dedicated outdoor air system that will be built up in the basement to serve the air handlers. Temperature and humidity in the museum as well as CO2 in all spaces will be controlled by 65 VAV boxes and 38 fan coils. Additionally, smoke purge and lighting control will be interfaced to the building automation system. Automatic Controls won this federal government contract over ten other controls bidders with a competitive solution and capitalizing on a new relationship with the National Parks Department. Automatic Controls was selected for its first Arch project in 2014, retrofitting 18 dual duct boxes that serve the Arch legs and five VAV boxes.
We started our relationship with Anthem in 2011 by providing a customized controls solution at the new Data Center in St. Louis. Since then, we have expanded our scope to monitor over 50 buildings across the country. We provide critical Data Center Power Monitoring, Total Building Power Monitoring, and HVAC Controls. All buildings can be accessed, monitored, and controlled from the Anthem Facilities Departments across the country.
As a pharmaceutical company, Mallinckrodt was looking for a precise, responsive automation system.
We monitor four complete buildings, including lab environments, and control everything from a relatively standard boiler plant to a vacuum pump system monitor integration.