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625 Powell St Foundation - Mechanical, Fire Suppression, Plumbing Design

    Sprinkler System Design Area Calculation - Isometric Diagram HVAC and Fire Protection Design for Open Office Areas at 625 Powell Street

Client: 625 Powell St Foundation
Venue: Vancouver DTES
Year: 2015-2017
Type: Health Care, Institutional

This design/build project involves the complete fit-up of two facilities in Vancouver, BC.  The buildings, at 625, and 647 Powell Street, are joint operated by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDs and Vancouver Coastal Health and include an addiction treatment centre, offices, and a laboratory in the Downtown East Side community.  E-Factor has completed the HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection design for both sites with a combined total of 35,000 sq ft.   

The HVAC design complies with ANSI/AIHA Z9.5, CSA Z317.2 10, ASHRAE 90.1 2010 and uses high-efficiency variable speed Roof Top Units (RTUs) and heat-wheel energy recovery for the 100% outdoor-air laboratory systems.   The Fire Protection systems comply with NFPA 13 - 2013 and VBBL 2014.

The main facilities are complete and occupied and the laboratory will be completed in Spring of 2017.