Faith Family Church

ffc1Faith Family Church


This project is an adaptive re-use of the former Hoover Vacuum Cleaner Company factory, located near the Akron/Canton Airport along interstate highway I-77. Scheeser Buckley Mayfield designed the original Mechanical/Electrical systems for the Hoover Company in the early 1970’s and was selected as the MEP/Civil engineer for the renovation project.

The building area is nominally 300,000 square feet. The renovation work under construction in the spring of 2009 is a nominal 200,000 square feet.

The HVAC system consists of numerous single and multizone rooftop units. The units were installed on concrete pads on the roof for sound attenuation. Additional steps were taken to reduce the noise in the sanctuary. Sound reduction methods included low velocity ductwork, plate frame diffusers, and the installation of sound attenuators. The building has a web-based DDC control system for scheduling and energy management purposes.

A new water and fire service was designed for the project. The building is fully sprinkled and included interior standpipes due to the size of the building. New domestic water piping and waste and vent systems were installed. Primary storm drainage systems were modified to accommodate the renovation of the space.

The existing 400 car parking lot was expanded to 1200 spaces. Site civil design work included pavement layout and design, site utilities, landscaping, sedimentation and erosion controls and stormwater management. The best management practices included four (4) separate extended dry detention ponds with forebays, micropools, plunge pools, and rock check dams; two (2) bioretention facilities and grass filter strips. A long term post construction maintenance plan was developed for the owner which included specific inspection requirements with frequencies of inspections.

A new electrical service for the facility consisting of three (3) new padmounted transformers fed through sectionalizing switchgear. The disconnect for the entire facility is obtained at a pole mounted gang operated air breaker. The owner will receive the benefits from having primary billing from the utility in this configuration. ASHRAE 90.1 2004 requirements for lighting power densities were exceeded and controls were designed for optimum use by the owner.

Site lighting was designed for the 1425 space parking lot to provide adequate security lighting and ideal visual comfort during night time conditions. Building mounted security lighting was provided around the building perimeter as well to aid in eliminating problem areas around the building.

St. Timothy Lutheran Church - Addition

stTimothy1St. Timothy Lutheran Church

Scheeser Buckley Mayfield, LLC provided mechanical and electrical engineering design for a new 27,800 square foot Worship Center for St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Charleston, West Virginia. Mechanical design included plumbing, fire protection and HVAC systems. Electrical design consisted of general overhead interior lighting, emergency egress lighting and exit lighting in accordance with the architectural floor plan, reflected ceiling plan and approved lighting fixtures. Electrical design also included the design of building mounted exterior lighting, associated controls at all building entrances/exits and parking lot lighting. All work was closely coordinated with the architect and St. Timothy’s building committee.

The Chapel

tChapel1The Chapel
South Campus
Akron, OH

This 150,000 sq. ft. religious facility contains a 2,300 seat worship hall, 40 classrooms, a nursery, an administration area, atrium and choral room. The HVAC systems for this facility consist of packaged single zone and multi-zone rooftop air handling units. The air handling units have direct digital controls allowing the director of facilities maintenance to monitor the equipment remotely and to provide custom time of day schedules for the various uses in the building. The classroom areas and worship hall make use of heat recovery ventilation equipment which reduce the tonnage and heating capacity of the equipment while also reducing the operating costs.

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