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Boyd Gaming

DESIGN and LEED Technical Designs provided the mechanical and plumbing design services for this 100,000 square foot laundry facility in Henderson, NV. Completed in 2008, this project was the first LEED endeavor for Boyd Gaming.The project uses 350 acre-ft/year less water as compared to other laundry systems; saving enough water to serve an additional 1,000 residences.

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Re-use of the existing metal building available on site made the installation of the mechanical systems in the building a challenge. Because of structural limitations, Technical Designs proposed all steam, condensate, and water piping be installed in trenches below grade. The building was ventilated from five 60,000 cfm ground mounted, evaporative coolers using fabric duct distribution. Technical Designs orchestrated the coordination and integrated the mechanical, electrical, and process requirements for six separate laundry vendors for current and future laundry needs. Technical Designs’ services included all process utilities for the laundry, including steam and hot water systems, incoming water treatment, and waste water heat recovery.

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Controls Integration

Controls and Energy Strategies that work.

Three merging trends began to make designing with legacy control stragegies impossible: 1) the trend toward more factory mounted controls and less field installed components; which has led to finger pointing between vendors and control installation companies, as to what is provided and by whom? 2) the incorporation of more smart devices and communication protocols (see url) and 3) the desire to use more sophisticated control strategies that incorporate “smart” energy savings such as automated demand response and LEED building control strategies and features. Technical Designs set out to find a better method to manage this problem for our Clients. The result was the ability to write the building control software, test this software off line, hand this software off to the installing contractor and manage the commissioning process over the web from anywhere in the world. Using VMware and web tools, the engineers at Technical Designs that conceived how the building was to perform, now verify this in real time. Just as designing in 3D does not allow you to “fake” it, no longer will the engineer be allow to throw a few half baked ideas at the control contractor expecting everything to magically work.

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Integrated Project Delivery

Technical Designs became interested early on in the use of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) . IPD is simply the use of web based tools that support consultants with specific expertise to collaborate on a single design model that exists in the cloud where team members have direct access in real time. This process could be applied to any type of project: from designing a circuit board to movie production. Technical Designs focused on what knowledge we bring to the process and developed the tools and skills necessary to support the building design process within the construction industry.

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Engineering

Technical Designs are engineers... focused on what knowledge we bring to the process and developed the tools and skills necessary to support the building design process within the construction industry.

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Project Design

Technical Designs are designers... focused on what knowledge we bring to the process and developed the tools and skills necessary to support the building design process within the construction industry.

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Building and Asset Management

Technical Designs makes it work... focused on what knowledge we bring to the process and developed the tools and skills necessary to support the building design process within the construction industry.

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