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Equipment Replacement Experience

Accident Fund/Blue Cross Blue Shield Building

The current Blue Cross Blue Shield Building, a 10-story high rise building, was originally designed for the Accident Fund Headquarters in 1986 with current Matrix staff acting as lead mechanical and electrical designer.  Matrix also provided a complete mechanical, electrical, and plumbing building renovation including replacing most of the HVAC equipment for the Blue Cross Blue Shield conversion.

USPFO Readiness Center

The project consisted of a 120,000 square foot complete retrofit of the mechanical and electrical systems of the existing three story state office building into a multi-military unit readiness center for the Michigan Air National Guard, and Homeland Security.  HVAC systems consist of four VAV air handlers utilizing central chiller water from a salvaged centrifugal chiller and new high efficiency condensing boilers for heating and domestic hot water.  SIx design alternates were included in the project to allow conformance to a strict budget.  Matrix responsibilities included all HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, lighting, power, fire alarm, technology, and raceway systems for data, security, and telecom systems, and data wiring.

General Office Building - Secondary Complex 

The project consisted of replacing all the domestic water heating equipment including heat exchanger, pumps, and controls.  Matrix also replaced the entire hydronic heating system including heat exchangers, pumps, expansion tanks, and replaced pumps on the chilled water side.  On the air side Matrix replaced two air handling units, coil banks, filter racks, and drain pans along with some piping in the large built up air handling units.