We specialize in the design of custom mechanical building systems, supporting our wide range of Alaska based clients. We live in a wonderful and unique place, often with subtle design challenges easily overlooked by those living and working in other areas of the country.
With extreme temperatures ranging from +100 Deg F to -55 Deg F in interior alaska, 280 rainy days/year along our panhandle, rural areas with high fuel costs, limited infrastructure and restricted transportation options, our regional challenges are real.
Likewise, our major cities enjoy the same “State of the Art” facilities found in many major metropolitan areas throughout the United States and abroad.
AMC Engineers offers a full range of mechanical engineering design and technical support services; assisting our clients from project inception through final construction to meet their diverse goals. Our services continue throughout a facilities lifetime, to include technical operations and maintenance assistance, systems troubleshooting, reprogramming, remodel and retrofit consulting and technical support.
Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Systems
Radiant floor heating is often utilized in our HVAC designs, providing comfortable and very energy efficient building heat. This institutional facility incorporates over 3 miles of radiant floor tubing.
High Performance Building Design
This indoor ballistic range (50 caliber rated) maintains 100 feet/minute downrange air velocity, safety removing combustion products from the shooters breathing zone. “Spot exhaust” pulls heavy smoke generated near the firing line and target impact zone to maintain excellent range visibility.
AMC Engineers seamlessly integrated the ventilation system into the architecture of this indoor pool facility. Supply air is introduced through specially designed perforated wall panels. This design approach provides extremely even air distribution and a clean, uncluttered feel.
This new woodworking shop with paint booth and nearby welding/soldering shop located at the new Alaska State Library, Archive and Museum in Juneau allows staff to design and build their own exhibit casework and displays on site.
AMC Engineers designed the new 85,000 CFM replacement central air-handling unit for a large local indoor sports complex. The existing 35+ year old unit was first “disassembled” and removed in pieces through an existing unreinforced “knock-out” wall panel in the existing concrete fanroom wall.
Fire Protection Systems
Fluctuations in local service water pressure deemed the water source unreliable at this project location, AMC Engineers designed a firewater booster system that provides consistent and reliable water pressure to service the building.
Specialty Gas Systems
AMC Engineers designed the centralized laboratory gas storage and distribution system for a local university’s faculty research laboratory. Gases include nitrogen, hydrogen, helium, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, oxygen and laboratory grade compressed air. Compressed gases are distributed to laboratory workstations through 3/8” diameter stainless steel tubing.
AMC Engineers successfully revitalized a central heating system plagued with chronic air binding, poor system pressure control and inadequate pump circulation.
After a detailed troubleshooting effort, AMC discovered the heating system was designed with conflicting air control AND air elimination strategies. Under AMC’s direction, the compression tank was removed; a new high efficiency air separator and a new bank of expansion tanks added; providing the heating system with true air elimination type pressure control.
Next, the system was retro-commissioned: The system underwent a controlled system fill and venting process to removed trapped air. Expansion tanks were properly pressurized to ensure positive system venting. During the process, system piping leaks were discovered and repaired and clogged system strainers identified and cleaned. The system runs great and our client is very pleased.