exp: Trump International Hotel
Automation, controls; electrical, power; HVAC, mechanical; energy, sustainability; plumbing, piping.
Engineering firm: exp
2016 MEP Giants rank: 14
Project: Trump International Hotel
Location: Washington, D.C.
Building type: Hotel/motel/resort
Project type: Historical renovation/luxury hotel
Engineering services: Automation, controls; electrical, power; HVAC, mechanical; energy, sustainability; plumbing, piping
Project timeline: September 2012 to September 2016
MEP/FP budget: $900,000
This project involved converting a historic post office that was being used as an office building into a luxury hotel. Coordination with all the historic elements and installing/hiding the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems to minimize the impact on the historic fabric created numerous challenges.
Converting an office building to a hotel required a significant change to the HVAC and plumbing system. Cutting typical holes and chases into each floor for vertical risers was costly and led to a design that integrated significant amounts of horizontal distribution.