Antelope County Courthouse Addition and Renovations

Neligh, Nebraska

Geary Engineering, Inc. provided the mechanical and electrical engineering services for the addition and renovations to the existing Courthouse for Antelope County. The addition provided an enclosed connection between the existing Courthouse and the Annex and included accessible access to the existing Courthouse and the office Annex with a new passenger elevator and ramps. ADA accessible toilets were also provided in the addition.

The existing steam heating and window air-conditioning systems were replaced with a state of the art, geothermal heat pump system. The steam boiler, steam piping and steam radiators were removed. A total of 34 geothermal wells were designed to provide the heat transfer to the earth. There are 40 horizontal and console type heat pumps located throughout the existing Courthouse and Addition. The electrical system in the Courthouse was obsolete and did not have the capacity to serve the modern office environment. A new electrical service was installed with all new wiring throughout the Courthouse. The new electrical system included new lighting, receptacles and distribution panelboards. The new receptacles and data wiring systems were incorporated into the existing baseboards in the existing offices. The existing baseboard was channeled to install the new surface raceway. The addition is served from the new electrical service. A custom-made chandelier was designed and installed for the new entrance into the Addition.

Fire and life safety improvements included a new fire sprinkler system with dry sprinklers located in the attic. A new ADA compliant fire alarm system was installed to serve

the existing Courthouse and the Addition. Emergency lighting and exit lighting were also added throughout the Courthouse.

New data and telephone wires were installed throughout the Courthouse to centralize the communications equipment in the Addition. The new wire management plan allows for easy maintenance of the communications systems and provides flexibility for the future.

Geary Engineering, Inc. provided the mechanical and electrical engineering services for the addition and renovations to the existing Courthouse for Antelope County. The addition provided an enclosed connection between the existing Courthouse and the Annex and included accessible access to the existing Courthouse and the office Annex with a new passenger elevator and ramps. ADA accessible toilets were also provided in the addition. The existing steam heating and window air-conditioning systems were replaced with a state of the art, geothermal heat pump system. The steam boiler, steam piping and steam radiators were removed. A total of 34 geothermal wells were designed to provide the heat transfer to the earth. There are 40 horizontal and console type heat pumps located throughout the existing Courthouse and Addition. The electrical system in the Courthouse was obsolete and did not have the capacity to serve the modern office environment. A new electrical service was installed with all new wiring throughout the Courthouse. The new electrical system included new lighting, receptacles and distribution panelboards. The new receptacles and data wiring systems were incorporated into the existing baseboards in the existing offices. The existing baseboard was channeled to install the new surface raceway. The addition is served from the new electrical service. A custom-made chandelier was designed and installed for the new entrance into the Addition.Fire and life safety improvements included a new fire sprinkler system with dry sprinklers located in the attic. A new ADA compliant fire alarm system was installed to servethe existing Courthouse and the Addition. Emergency lighting and exit lighting were also added throughout the Courthouse.New data and telephone wires were installed throughout the Courthouse to centralize the communications equipment in the Addition. The new wire management plan allows for easy maintenance of the communications systems and provides flexibility for the future.

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