CASE STUDY

Crafting Elegance – Hotel del Coronado Remodeling Projects

PROJECT OVERVIEW

LOCATION:

Hotel del Coronado

CLIENT:

Lahaina Architects

PROJECT TYPE:

MEP Design – Restaurant and Retail Remodel

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Pro Engineering Consulting took on the MEP design for various remodel projects at the iconic Hotel del Coronado. The scope included remodeling restaurants and bars such as Eno’s Market, Babcock and Story Bar, Beach and Taco Shack, and Sundeck, along with retail spaces like 1888 and Signature Shop.

CHALLENGES FACED

LIMITED AS-BUILT DRAWINGS:

Challenge: Limited as-built drawings required multiple visits and careful investigation to understand existing mechanical distribution (4-pipe system), plumbing systems (waste, gas, and water), and the complex electrical distribution system.

Solution: Pro Engineering Consulting conducted thorough site visits and investigations, utilizing a meticulous approach to map out existing systems and ensure accurate integration with the remodel designs.

OVERLOADED POWER SYSTEM:

Challenge: The power system was overloaded, necessitating the pulling of power from another part of the facility. Adding a new step-down transformer proved challenging due to very limited space.

Solution: Our engineers carefully evaluated the existing power system, identified the areas of overload, and implemented strategic solutions, including the addition of a new step-down transformer within the constraints of limited space.

TRACING RESTROOM EXHAUST:

Challenge: Tracing restroom exhaust was challenging due to limited access and the need to follow ducting through multiple stories in difficult- to-reach locations.

Solution: Pro Engineering Consulting employed innovative methods and conducted meticulous tracing, overcoming access challenges to ensure the effective design and implementation of restroom exhaust systems.

FRESH AIR DISTRIBUTION IN HISTORIC CEILINGS:

Challenge: Getting fresh air to the restaurants was challenging as the ceilings were considered historic, requiring minimal work. Existing joist spaces and air plenums had to be repurposed to reach the outside.

Solution: Our team creatively repurposed existing structural elements, following joist spaces and leveraging air plenums to deliver fresh air to the restaurants while preserving the historic ceilings.

COMPLEX WASTE LINE TRACING:

Challenge: Tracing waste lines proved difficult, requiring crawling through underground, hard-to-reach areas.

Solution: Pro Engineering Consulting navigated challenging spaces, utilizing a combination of technology and on-site investigation to trace and optimize waste lines efficiently.

CONCLUSION

Pro Engineering Consulting successfully addressed the intricate challenges of the Hotel del Coronado remodeling projects, ensuring the seamless integration of MEP systems into the historic and iconic facility. Our commitment to precision, innovation, and thorough investigation contributed to the elegance and functionality of the remodeled spaces.

We appreciate the opportunity to contribute to the legacy of Hotel del Coronado and value our collaboration with Lahaina Architects.

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