This project involved the complete design – from concept through to post occupancy site reviews – of a state of the art high security gaming facility. The facility includes a mix of administrative and special purpose spaces. ONSA provided full mechanical and electrical design and contract administration services as well as specialized professional services including energy modelling, daylighting simulations, value engineering, cost planning and full M&E commissioning.
A feature of the mechanical systems for this facility is the use of sea water as a primary cooling source. Sea water taken from the harbour bottom, approximately 90 feet below the surface is circulated through titanium heat exchangers where it extracts heat from the fresh water that circulates to the air system cooling coils. When the sea water temperatures rise through late summer, typically peaking in late September, a backup chiller is used to produce chilled water for the system cooling coils and the heat from the chiller is rejected to the sea water eliminating the need for a cooling tower.