Denver Union Station Renovation and Crawford Hotel

Scope of Work

Renovation of Denver?s historic Union Station, boutique hotel and restaurants

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LEI Companies, Inc. was contracted to provide Design-Build Electrical services for the restoration and renovation of the landmark Denver Union Station (DUS) and Crawford Hotel. Working collaboratively with Denver Union Station, Alliance, and the hotel technology group, LEI designed one of the most advanced low voltage and lighting technology systems available; while working within an established budget.

By providing LED lighting solutions and completely retrofitting existing fixtures to LED lamps, we were able to maintain original design intent that delivered LED solutions. Simultaneously, LEI worked in unison with Cooper Lighting to provide an iPad application for the lighting controls, enabling hotel staff to maintain appropriate lighting levels and speaker volumes from anywhere in the building. Installation of an Apple System iPad in the conference room allows systems to be unilaterally controlled there as well.

The three immense chandeliers that replicate the original lights in the Great Hall were recreated by using original photos and drawings. The fixtures were manufactured in over 300 pieces, weighing in at 1400 pounds each. They were shipped in 3 major sections, assembled on-site and then hoisted 40 feet above the ground for installation. Unique to DUS, LEI also refurbished and repurposed 67 historic school house lamps, tungsten chandeliers containing 124 pieces of crystal, and a fixture made entirely out of train whistles.

To mitigate issues stemming from the age of the existing structure, LEI?s BIM team laid out the core locations for the main feeders from the transformer. They also modeled the mandatory underground electrical room layouts, two major risers, and the raceway for pipe in the foundations.

Considering the dynamic historical aspects of DUS, LEI extensively utilized their prefabrication team to mitigate damage to historic flooring, dated plaster walls, and ornate ceilings. A true testament to the craftsmanship of the crew was LEI?s successful delivery of the project on-time and within budget.

LEI Companies, Inc. was contracted to provide Design-Build Electrical services for the restoration and renovation of the landmark Denver Union Station (DUS) and Crawford Hotel. Working collaboratively with Denver Union Station, Alliance, and the hotel technology group, LEI designed one of the most advanced low voltage and lighting technology systems available; while working within an established budget.

By providing LED lighting solutions and completely retrofitting existing fixtures to LED lamps, we were able to maintain original design intent that delivered LED solutions. Simultaneously, LEI worked in unison with Cooper Lighting to provide an iPad application for the lighting controls, enabling hotel staff to maintain appropriate lighting levels and speaker volumes from anywhere in the building. Installation of an Apple System iPad in the conference room allows systems to be unilaterally controlled there as well.

The three immense chandeliers that replicate the original lights in the Great Hall were recreated by using original photos and drawings. The fixtures were manufactured in over 300 pieces, weighing in at 1400 pounds each. They were shipped in 3 major sections, assembled on-site and then hoisted 40 feet above the ground for installation. Unique to DUS, LEI also refurbished and repurposed 67 historic school house lamps, tungsten chandeliers containing 124 pieces of crystal, and a fixture made entirely out of train whistles.

To mitigate issues stemming from the age of the existing structure, LEI?s BIM team laid out the core locations for the main feeders from the transformer. They also modeled the mandatory underground electrical room layouts, two major risers, and the raceway for pipe in the foundations.

Considering the dynamic historical aspects of DUS, LEI extensively utilized their prefabrication team to mitigate damage to historic flooring, dated plaster walls, and ornate ceilings. A true testament to the craftsmanship of the crew was LEI?s successful delivery of the project on-time and within budget.

Project Owner

Union Station Alliance

Architect

Engineer

Location

Project Dollar Value

$2,347,000

Project Start Date

April 2012

Project Finish Date

January 2014