IFMA Colorado Facilities Awards of Excellence

April 13, 2016

Ifma Award Touched Photo
The CE Group received the 2016 IFMA Cofax award in the Exceptional New Building category for our work on DEN. The CE Group was responsible for the hydronic piping design and extended new chilled and heating hot water piping from the existing DEN Central Utilities Building thru the main terminal and over to the new Westin Hotel. The extensive piping network, serving all of the HVAC equipment, consists of over 16 miles of pipe! IFMA (International Facilities Management Association) is made up of the Pikes Peak Chapter, Denver Chapter and Rocky Mountain Chapters.

How We Got to Now

February 26, 2016

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend AND to cap off National Engineers Week, we suggest you take a look at this 6-part PBS Series of inventors who made an enormous difference in our lives today, from sewers, clean water, trash, light, glass and of course our favorite…HVAC. It’s surprising to discover it’s not always who we generally think of (i.e. Thomas Edison and the light bulb). You can stream this PBS Series via your computer or search for the series on Netflix. You can watch a quick teaser here:

New LEED GA

June 30, 2014

Kristin CompressedThe CE Group is proud to announce our newest LEED G.A.  Kristin Blundell, P.E., passed her test with flying colors and is ready to help you with your next sustainable project.

With over 20 years-experience in Mechanical Design, her portfolio includes hospitality, higher education, transportation and K-12, just to name a few.

Congratulations Kristin!

 

VFR Technology

June 20, 2014

VFR TECHNOLOGY

Interested in implementing VRF technology in your next construction project?  If so, the CE Group has recently been awarded Mitsubishi Certified Diamond Designer status, creating the potential to extend the standard 1-year parts warranty to a 5-year warranty.

Not familiar with VRF or Variable Refrigerant Flow technology?  VRF systems utilize refrigerant in-lieu of more traditional heating and chilled water mediums to move energy throughout a building, eliminating the need for costly boilers and chillers.  The system utilizes load shifting technology, moving energy from areas with high cooling loads to areas with high heating loads and vice versa, generating exceptionally high IEER values of 17.7 (AHRI Certified).

Interested in learning more?  Call Matt Dworak and let the CE Group help in planning your next new construction or remodel project.Mitsubishi VFR

Educating our Youth

March 4, 2013

What a great opportunity for the youth of Northern Colorado to learn about the design and construction industry.  If you have kids, don’t miss this event.Box City

AIA Wyoming Winter Conference

January 30, 2013

The CE Group will be sponsoring AIA Wyoming’s Winter Conference in Cheyenne, Wyoming on Friday, February 1, 2013.  This year’s theme “Awareness” aims to provide information related to architecture awareness on the topics of public perception, preservation, neuroscience, marketing, and education.  They will be tackling tough questions including:

• What do architects do?

• Why is good design important?

• Why is preserving architecture important?

• How are we really impacted by the built environment?

• How can we promote our profession and our firms?

 

To learn more about the conference , go to:  https://m360.aia-wyoming.org/frontend/event.aspx?EventId=65824

 

More DIA Construction Photos

January 30, 2013

Construction Progress at DIA

January 30, 2013

As design continues at DIA, so does construction.  Take a look at the more recent photos.

Wind Tunnel Testing for UW STEM Building

November 13, 2012

Ambient Air Technologies, LLC performed wind tunnel testing to simulate the lab exhaust on the proposed University of Wyoming STEM (ENZI) Building Mechanical Systems. Ambient created a scale model of all surrounding buildings and houses within a ½ mile radius to perform the testing. The proposed exhaust systems of the ENZI building (in blue) as well as the surrounding buildings were analyzed to determine how local winds will affect exhaust plumes and outside air intakes. Based on the outcome of the testing the design team was able to determine proper heights of exhaust stacks and proper locations of outside air intakes.