Union Terminal

Project Overview

In 2019, one of our more notable projects was the feature story in Preservation Magazine. The renovation of Cincinnati Union Terminal is one of the largest preservation projects carried out [in the country] recently, and one of the most complex.

Heapy designed the Mechanical-Electrical as well as the Fire Protection systems for the restoration and renovation of the $228 million 85-year old National Historic Landmark. The renovation included repair to exterior and interior structural damages and all new mechanical, electrical, plumbing, security, and data systems.

By installing modern HVAC systems, the building has become more environmentally friendly. Miles of ductwork was strategically located throughout the building. Historic lighting fixtures were repaired or replaced. A mixture of incandescent and fluorescent bulbs was replaced mostly with LED bulbs that would increase energy efficiency. New data systems and fire alarms were introduced throughout the building.

This iconic project has received the following awards:

  • Building Design + Construction Reconstruction Award
  • AIA Ohio Merit Award
  • Preservation Award of Merit
  • ENR Midwest Best Projects Merit Award
  • Ohio Concrete Project of the Year

Read about it in Preservation Magazine


500,000 SF


Thought Content

Planning for the New Normal
Plumbing Systems Re-Occupancy and Ongoing Operations

Your building may have been shut down these past many months due to WFH/COVID. Minimal use of your building’s water systems creates stagnant water in your plumbing system piping and equipment, which promotes the growth of Legionella and/or other biofilm-associated bacteria. This places your building occupants at risk when re-occupancy occurs. Now is the time to develop and implement a safe and effective Water Management Plan to protect your building occupants, maximizing their health and safety upon re-occupancy.

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