Asbury United Methodist Church Case Study

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Asbury United Methodist Church (2016);  this project was a complete facility renovation and upgrade of their historic church facility.  The Architect for the project was Mather Architects, with Suter Engineering providing a mechanical narrative for the church, defining what types of HVAC and plumbing systems should be used for upgrade.  Harman Construction provided for the general construction, Trumbo Electric designed and upgraded the electrical systems while Blauch Brothers was selected to provide the design and installation of all the plumbing and HVAC systems.  Blauch also provided the programming and installation of a new Honeywell web based control system allowing for remote access, monitoring and adjustment of all church HVAC systems.  The Mitsubishi variable refrigeration systems, as recommended by Suter Engineering, were installed and the very successful project has been featured in the Mitsubishi newsletter, see article attached.


Plumbing systems were of a particular challenge due to continuous frustrations with the city’s infrastructure on the sanitary sewer systems.  During major rain events the city sanitary sewer mains would fill with storm water causing backup into the church basement.  Blauch Brothers redesigned the church’s sanitary sewer system providing for improvements, helping eliminate this catastrophic event.  New ADA accessible restrooms were provided on each of three floors and the kitchen renovation allowed for growth and modernization of their informal gathering areas.   The domestic water system was completely upsized to accommodate the new additional  fixtures.  New domestic hot water heater withNatural gas systems were installed to support new equipment and sized to accommodate future loads.