Their challenge

This international bank’s Service Center headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, required some major mechanical and electrical updates. As a part of Chicago’s most popular West Loop neighborhood, this fairly new building currently features a high-end brand and culture design, but our client needed a trusted partner to provide electrical, mechanical, and low voltage technology services that would finish bringing this building up to par.

Our solution

Salas O’Brien met this challenge by providing multi-faceted engineering and technology services that included replacing the support systems. Specifically, our team replaced a single module 750 KVA UPS with a 2+1 parallel-redundant 1500 KVA UPS system. We then supported this brand new system with three redundant 2,000 KW stand-by generators in a 2+1 configuration. To finish off this update for our client, our team expanded the HVAC systems to accommodate the Service Center’s increased cooling loads, and we implemented a programmed replacement of the older equipment.