|First-class package at the St. Charles historic post office.|
Historic post office looking for some much-needed HVAC, electrical and plumbing upgrades to the 106-year-old landmark.
On a recent project, Jacob Randolph had it easy in terms of his commute.
The project engineer with St. Charles, Mo.-based mechanical engineering firm Wiegmann Associates only had to walk about 10 blocks to the city’s historic post office to be onsite and help work through the much-needed HVAC, electrical and plumbing upgrades to the 106-year-old landmark.
The facility’s new owner, Randolph explains, felt it was important to preserve as much of the historical aspects as possible. Bringing in a local company such as Wiegmann Associates was integral to that effort.
Jeff Droste, the plumbing designer and installer with Droste & Sons, reports the renovations did not go unnoticed by the community. “The project created a buzz downtown,” he says. “It was a neglected building the past 50 years. The previous owner sort of hodgepodged (the work) on the building over the long period of time he owned it. It kind of went into disarray.
“The new owner who bought it owns about a half-dozen buildings around that same area and is very much into restoring buildings into how they originally looked.”
PM Engineer Magazine © January 2016
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