KLH Engineers PSC project profile: Two Bit Circus — Engineering Entertainment
Engineering firm: KLH Engineers PSC
2019 MEP Giants rank: 95
Project: Two Bit Circus — Engineering Entertainment
Location: Los Angeles, CA, U.S.
Building type: Sports/entertainment/convention center facility
Project type: Existing building retrofit
Engineering services: Automation, controls; electrical, power; HVAC, mechanical; lighting; plumbing, piping
Project timeline: May 2017 to September 2018
MEP/FP budget: $128,350
Two Bit Circus transformed an old warehouse into an entertainment venue. All of the building utilities required replacement and upgrades to support the games, equipment and programming.
The design team had to coordinate and work with the owner, vendors, consultants and contractors very early in the project. This coordination was necessary so the appropriately sized utilities could be procured before the actual design being completed. The utilities were a critical obstacle as the construction schedule was very accelerated. If a normal design-bid-build process was followed, the utilities would not have been approved and installed within the time frame required.