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KLH Engineers PSC project profile: Two Bit Circus — Engineering Entertainment

Two Bit Circus — Engineering Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA
By KLH Engineers PSC August 13, 2019
Game and arcade area at Two Bit Circus

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

Challenges

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 bar area at Two Bit Circus. Photos provided by Two Bit Circus

 

“Lost City” Story Room at Two Bit Circus. Photos provided by Two Bit Circus

Solutions

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.

The Midway at Two Bit Circus. Photos provided by Two Bit Circus

 

“Space Squad” Story Room at Two Bit Circus. Photos provided by Two Bit Circus


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