DMNS – Education Collections Facility
The 126,000-sf, five-level expansion project to the existing Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS) is comprised of several museum initiatives: a below-grade plinth for Museum Collections; a ground level Collections Preparatory component; second-floor Discovery Zone; third-level temporary exhibit space; and the Studios. In a continuation of a long relationship with the expanding Denver Museum of Nature and Science, BCER provided Mechanical and Plumbing Engineering services for the Education Collections Facility Expansion. BCER also provided Mechanical and Electrical Engineering services for the addition of a new loading dock to accommodate the general loading requirements for the facility. BCER has been involved with the evaluation and upgrading of the existing atrium as well as any modifications and additions to the atrium for the past 12 years. Services provided included code consulting, atrium system design, fire modeling, and atrium modeling/design, Mechanical/Electrical design and engineering, fire protection and fire alarm design, and commissioning for atriums.