Colorado Convention Center Expansion
BCER Engineering provided the Electrical Design of the expansion to the Colorado Convention Center. The project included a 900,000 sf. expansion of the exhibit hall, meeting rooms, ballrooms and the grand ballroom. Also included in the project is a 400,000 sf. parking structure for 1000 cars located on the site of the relocated Currigan Hall. BCER Engineering was responsible for all power, lighting, controls, fire alarm, and standby emergency generation with paralleling gear for the expansion and coordinated with the 600,000 sf. original Convention Center.
One of the most critical elements in the initial phase of the project was the relocation of the existing, and operating RTD Light Rail to the new alignment. The existing configuration was transferred one block to the north and ran under the new structure. The Light Rail had to remain in operation; so close coordination was imperative during the move.
BCER Engineering provided the Consulting and Design services for Fire Protection, Life Safety and Code Review. Included in this scope of services were egress and smoke layer modeling, and fire protection and fire alarm system design.
This hall offers a total of 2.2 million square feet of space, including an exhibit floor the size of 12 football fields (584,000 square feet of contiguous space). Additions include a 5,000-fixed seat theater, a 1,000 sf. parking garage and a new 50,000 sf. ballroom.
BCER Engineering was the Fire Protection Engineer of Record for code consulting and fire protection engineering. The scope of services for this project included design of fire alarm, fire protection and smoke control systems. BCER, as the registered Fire Protection Engineer, was a full participant in the project delivery team throughout the design, construction and commissioning of the project.
BCER was recognized by the State of Colorado and City and County of Denver as the authorized Fire Protection Engineer for all phases of the design documents for this project.