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.

Like our new Website?

February 2, 2012

Thank you to all of you for your positive feedback on our new website!  Though we would like to take personal credit for our new look, the real credit goes to Amy Lane and the staff at Basis Marketing.  Amy and her staff exceeded every expectation we had about our new look and launched us into the 21st Century.   I would highly recommend you check out Amy at  Thank you Amy!

Denver International Airport

November 16, 2011

South Terminal Redevelopment Program (STRP)

 “The South Terminal Redevelopment Program is made up of independent yet physically integrated projects, which include the construction of a planned 500-room Westin hotel and conference center, an RTD FasTracks commuter rail station and improvements to the existing concourse baggage and train systems. In addition, the program includes an open-air plaza, complete with new concessions and leasable space, which connects the development to the existing Jeppesen Terminal.”  Source:

The CE Group (as part of a consortium) was awarded the Hotel Design and Open Air Plaza (otherwise known as the Public Transit Center – PTC) with ME Engineers serving as the Engineer of Record.

 In conjunction with the Hotel and PTC, The CE Group was also awarded the Central Utilities Plant Extension and the WorldPort Warehouse/Office Conversion Project.

We are very excited and honored to be a part of this monumental project!


Who’s Your Doggie

October 12, 2011
Who's your doggie

He’s so ugly he’s cute. He’s geeky, but he gets design. Join the contest to name our dog. The creative genius behind the winning name will win 2 FREE lift tickets to Keystone Resort…plus anyone who votes will be entered into a random drawing for a $50 Visa gift card.

Click here to enter your name on our Facebook page. The name that receives the most “likes” will be the winner. Don’t have a Facebook page?  That’s okay.  Simply enter your name for our dog in the comment section below and we’ll take care of the rest.  Don’t forget to include your name and email (not displayed) so we can find you.  The winner will be announced at the end of December, so log on and good luck!

Remember, having your friends “like” your name isn’t cheating, it’s collaborating.

Hello World

October 12, 2011

Hello World!

Welcome to our new website and the wonderful world of blogging. Our hope is to provide you with relevant, useful information, to hear what our clients and associates have to say, to bark like a big dog once in a while, and to mix in a little fun and frivolity now and again. So…how shall we start?

Let’s begin by telling you about a recent project we were fortunate enough to be involved with at The University of Wyoming in Laramie. Coe Library, otherwise known as Information Library and Learning Center (dubbed IL²C by us nerds) was an occupied/ phased project consisting of a 93,000 SF addition followed by a major renovation of the existing 188,656 SF library. Exciting for us mechanical types, we were tasked with designing a satellite utility distribution vault to serve both COE Library and The College of Business building next door. One of the architects on this project, Ev Ruffcorn with ruffcorn mott hinthorne stine, had this to say:

“It is a rare – and delightful – occurrence in the design profession to discover a mechanical engineering firm that possesses both technical knowledge and an interest in creative architecture. We have found both to be true in the CE Group. Mark D and his team have the uncommon ability to collaborate creatively and with ease in support of the architectural vision. The building is better for CE’s involvement.”

Thanks Ev!