ENR Mountain States, 2016 Award-Winning Projects

Powers Products congratulates our design and construction partners on the following ENR Mountain States, 2016 award-winning projects.   (Link to ENR Mountain States article: http://www.enr.com/blogs/9-talk-of-the-rockies/post/39984-enr-mountain-states-announces-2016-best-projects-winners)   Renovation/Restoration Merit: Gensler Denver, Denver GC – Provident Architect – Gensler Powers scope – Modernfold folding glass wall, KLEIN sliding glass office fronts     Airports/Transit Winner: Denver International Airport Hotel and Transit Center, Denver GC – Mortenson, Saunders, Hunt Tri-venture Architect – Gensler Powers scope – McKeon accordion fire doors   Government/Public Buildings Winner: City of Aurora’s Public Safety Training Center (CAPSTC), Aurora, Colo. GC – Adolfson & Peterson Architect – Studiotrope Powers scope – Kalwall translucent wall systems   Sports/Entertainment Winner (tie): University of Colorado Athletics Complex, Boulder, Colo. GC – Mortenson Architect – Populous Powers scope – Kalwall translucent walls and skyroofs     Health Care Merit: Pioneers Medical Center, Meeker, Colo. GC – Haselden Construction Architect – Davis Partnership Powers scope – Modernfold operable partitions   Interiors/Tenant Improvement Winner: Matsuhisa, Denver GC –  Haselden Architect – Rowland+Broughton Powers scope – Raydoor sliding door systems   K-12 Education Winner (tie): Northfield High School at Paul Sandoval Campus, Denver GC – GE Johnson Architect – LOA / H+L Powers scope – Kalwall translucent wall systems   Manufacturing Merit: Woodward Industrial Turbomachinery Systems, Fort Collins, Colo. GC – Mortenson Architect – Ghafari Powers scope – Kalwall translucent wall and skyroof systems, Modernfold operable partitions   Residential/Hospitality Winner (tie): The ART, a Hotel, Denver GC – Haselden Architect – Davis Partnership Powers scope – Kalwall translucent skyroof   Merit: MOTO, Denver GC – PCL Architect – Gensler Powers scope – Smoke Guard elevator smoke...

Tomlinson Library Remodel Maintains Open Atrium, Reduces Smoke Evacuation with McKeon Fire-Rated Curtains

During the remodel design for the Tomlinson Library at Colorado Mesa University, it was determined the existing smoke control system for the 37’ X 37’ atrium was not sufficient to meet the current codes. IBC 2012, section 404 addresses the requirements for atrium spaces.  In an atrium with more than 2 connected floors, a smoke control system must be installed.  This can cost over one million dollars, including make-up air and back-up power systems.  The smoke control design must be large enough to remove smoke from all the adjoining spaces.  To reduce the size of the system required, a 1-hour fire barrier can be installed.  This can consist of a fire barrier wall (section 706) or fire protectives that comply with section 716.  There is also a provision for installing glass with closely spaced sprinklers.  This glass exception is only for atrium areas and cannot be used in any other application. The Tomlinson Library project was initially a 70,000 SF building built in the 1980’s.  This remodel expanded the building to 95,000 square feet, including adding a kitchen with a dining area and coffee shop. Bennett, Wagner & Grody architects were awarded this remodel.  After exploring several options with Powers, including increasing the size of the smoke control system, they decided to use McKeon’s fire and smoke rated curtains for most of the separation.  Glass with sprinklers were also used to separate some individual rooms as well as create the barrier between the dining area and the library.  Make-up air was brought into the building by opening a portion of the storefront with automatic swing door operators. The 19 McKeon smoke...

Congratulations to DBJ Award Winning Real Estate Projects

Powers Products congratulates the Denver Business Journal Real Estate Champions and is proud to have  partnered with the design/construction teams on the following award-winning projects: Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center – Adaptive Reuse Award.  Powers scope of work – Modernfold operable partitions.  General Contractor – Alliance Construction;  Architect – gkkWorks Pearl West – Green Design Project Award.  Powers scope of work – Skyline glass skylights, LaCantina multislide glass walls.  General Contractor – JE Dunn; Architect – Shears Adkins Rockmore IMA Financial – Office Project Award.  Powers scope of work – Modernfold operable partitions and operable glass walls.  General Contractor – Haselden Construction; Architect – Semple Brown Saint Joseph Hospital Heritage Project – Science & Technology Award.  Powers scope of work – Smoke Guard elevator smoke curtains, McKeon coiling fire shutters and security grilles.  General Contractor – Mortenson; Architect –...