Heapy provided Mechanical-Electrical design and Commissioning services for the Cincinnati Financial Corporation Tower No. 3. The CFC Fairfield Ohio office complex is a combination of buildings serving 2,900 employees, developed over many years. The CFC Tower No. 3 addition is a combined 10 story, 691,000 SF structure which consists of the following:
• 7 stories, 416,000 SF of office building
• 3 stories, 275,000 SF of parking structure for 700 cars
• $105 Million budget
Several complex issues were addressed and accounted for in this project. The end-user requirements included a flexible building interior which accommodates a high level of employee churn, as well as increased ventilation effectiveness, all while considering first costs and long term energy costs. These requirements led the design team to choose a highly effective under-floor air distribution HVAC system for temperature control and quick retrofit of floors as the office layouts change.
As the new tower was constructed and brought on line, the existing office towers remained in operation, therefore the new tower addition was designed to minimize disruptions to the existing facilities.
This project was awarded a 2008 Associated Builders and Contractors Merit Award.