As prime contractor, IFS completed a $1.8M renovation of the Masonic Complex of Missouri. The project remedied erratic temperature swings and humidity issues in order to protect and preserve rare and one-of-a-kind Masonic artifacts housed at the museum located within the facility. The 10 mont- project also included constructing a separate storage area, upgrading the lighting and lighting controls system, renovating and replacing HVAC systems, and installing a new HVAC controls system.
The IFS team determined that the excessive humidity was caused by an inefficient mechanical system design. IFS designed a new HVAC solution to maintain tight humidity and temperature requirements. All of the mechanical systems throughout the 50,000sf, two-story facility were renovated or replaced. IFS’ Building Automation team designed and installed a new, 35-zone controls system that allowed for remote monitoring and improved efficiency, comfort and control. A vapor barrier was added around the perimeter of the top floor to prevent moisture and unconditioned air from entering the building.
Specialized equipment was used to meet the strict environmental requirements of the 50,000-square-foot Masonic Museum. The museum houses a range of exhibits that document the critical role the Masons played in shaping Missouri’s early history. Featured exhibits include Laura Ingalls Wilder’s gloves and a Harry S. Truman display.
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Masonic Complex of Missouri
Prime Contractor, Mechanical Contractor, Building Automation System, HVAC
Mel Carnahan Courthouse
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