Integrated Facility Services (IFS) installed the energy-efficient HVAC system at the new $26 million O’Fallon Justice Center, which opened this month. The 96,000-square-foot justice center houses the O’Fallon Police Department and Municipal Courts, Missouri. The construction manager was McCarthy Building Companies and the architect was Wilson Estes Police Architects.
IFS served as the organizing contractor developing the 3D BIM model for the facility’s mechanical, electrical, fire protection and plumbing systems. They facilitated all collision and coordination meetings between the MEP trades, architect, mechanical engineer, McCarthy and the City of O’Fallon to ensure that the project ran smoothly and efficiently with absolutely no collisions of craft. This allowed each trade to run a more efficient project while increasing productivity for both the trade contractors and the project as a whole.
IFS installed the entire HVAC system including five air handlers, a 350 nominal ton chiller and a dedicated air handling system for a seven-stall indoor firing range, which provides 60 fresh air changes per hour. They worked with the automation control contractors Trane Corporation and their subcontractor CE Jarrell Contracting Co. to assure a cohesive collaboration of mechanical equipment and controls for complete facility automation. IFS also installed a 6,000-gallon diesel tank and piping to fuel the dual-generator auxiliary power system.
The O’Fallon Justice Center features multiple courtrooms as well as 15 holding cells, a 70-seat training room, a 911 center, CSI lab space, offices, an evidence storage room, an employee break room, firing range, and space for expansion over the next 30 years.
Integrated Facility Services (IFS) is a full-service HVAC, plumbing, piping, fire protection and building automation firm with more than 270 professional and trade employees. Established in 1966, IFS delivers integrated mechanical engineering and construction, installation, service and planned maintenance, and energy conservation solutions to ensure occupant comfort, improve efficiency and reduce operational costs. Named a 2016 Midwest Top 50 Specialty Contractor by Engineering News Record and ranked as the sixth largest mechanical contractor in the St. Louis region, IFS serves clients in Missouri and Illinois, with offices in St. Louis and Columbia.