The Port of Tampa
The project is a total of approximately 120,000 sq.ft. of which 100,000 sq.ft. is refrigerated warehouse, 10,000 sq.ft of office space and a 10,000 sq.ft refrigerated ripening room .
PEI designed the HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Sprinkler systems for the facility. The refrigerated warehouse space is 42 ft tall, consists of 80,000 of 34 degree spaces and 20,000 sq.ft. of – 10 degree freezer. The Freezer slab is provided with an under-slab ventilation system. This ventilation system consists of a couple of fans and 6 inch PVC pipes buried below the slab to move outdoor air to prevent the earth below the slab from freezing and buckling the concrete floor slab. This facility has a refrigerated ripening room which is unheard of. This could potentially save the customer over $ 1 million dollars a year in transportation costs.
The Fire sprinkler system is served by a 280 HP Diesel fire pump that serves multiple sprinkler risers and a dry pipe system for the freezer. This is probably the first time a wet sprinkler system has been installed in refrigerated coolers of this size.
Col. Joe Kittinger F4 Memorial
Some of you may know our director of Electrical Engineering and Senior VP / Principal Jerry Solar, PE is a real aviation and military history buff. PEI is now providing pro-bono services to erect a Viet Nam era F-4 fighter jet at Col Joe Kittinger Park next to Orlando Executive Airport. Jerry is seen below chatting at the site with the hero himself, listening to his vision of how the jet should be positioned and the type of display lighting he would like to see…….. The plan is to dedicate the memorial to the 330 Orlando natives lost in the war , and of course all veterans, on Veterans Day, 11 November 2014. We are blessed to be a part of this endeavor.
Joseph William Kittinger II (born July 27, 1928) is a retired Colonel in the United States Air Force and a USAF Command Pilot. Following his initial operational assignment in fighter aircraft, he participated in Project Manhigh and Project Excelsior in 1960, setting a world record for the longest skydive from a height greater than 31 kilometres (19 mi). He was also the first man to make a solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in a gas balloon and the first human to observe the curvature of the Earth.
Serving as a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War, he achieved an aerial kill of a North Vietnamese MiG-21 jet fighter and was later shot down himself, spending 11 months as a prisoner of war in a North Vietnamese prison.
In 2012, at the age of 84, he participated in the Red Bull Stratos project as capsule communicator, directing Felix Baumgartner on his record-breaking 39-kilometer (24 mi) freefall from Earth’s stratosphere, exceeding Kittinger’s earlier freefall in 1960.
Full Sail University
Full Sail Administrative Offices/Sound Studio Buildout
Peninsula Engineering, Inc. provided Mechanical and Electrical engineering for the renovation of an existing 50,000 sq. ft. space for Full Sail University. The building has (2) two 5,000 sq. ft. and (1) one 2,500 sq. ft. sound studio with full theatrical lighting. The remainder of the building was designed for classrooms and administrative offices. The studios feature a 25 ft clear height for maximum flexibility of stage sets. All of the existing HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical systems were completely replaced with systems specifically designed to meet the varying space functions for administrative offices, classrooms and sound sensitive studios. Specialty lighting and controls were added for studio functions. The electrical system for the sound studios was provided with Emergency Power and UPS system.
Full Sail Carmike Theaters
Peninsula Engineering, Inc. provided Mechanical and Electrical engineering for the renovation of an existing 2-story, 35,000 sq. ft. space for Full Sail University. The building was converted from movie theaters into (6) cinema/classrooms ranging in size from 1,800-3,250 sq. ft., 1,600 sq. ft millwork shop, offices and supporting spaces. All of the existing HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems were replaced with new. Specialty lighting and controls were provided for the multi-function cinema/classrooms. Peninsula Engineering, Inc. coordinated with the Owner’s Sound Equipment Engineer and IT Consultant for electrical power and conduit equipment requirements.