Posts Categorized: Fire Protection

MSP: Fire Protection

One of MCEs ongoing initiatives as Engineer of Record at MSP International Airport is the phased Fire Protection Program.  Since 2007, MCE has designed over $30M in upgrades to Fire Protection sprinkler and fire alarm systems at MSP. The scope of the program includes both passenger terminals and selected airfield campus buildings, and has ultimately

MSP: Terminal 1

Michaud Cooley Erickson (MCE) has been providing engineering design services to MSP Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, lighting, telecommunications and building automation systems. Our involvement at Terminal 1 began when the terminal’s complexity and variety of engineered systems began to challenge the MAC’s day-to-day operations. An 11,000-ton chiller plant and

Grant County Courthouse

Originally built in 1905, the Grant County Courthouse is currently listed on the National Historic Registry and has undergone significant improvements while still maintaining its historical aesthetics. MCE designed a geothermal heating and cooling system, which uses an energy exchange between the air within the building being heated and the ground.

MSP: Terminal 2

Terminal 2 infrastructure was completely designed by Michaud Cooley Erickson (MCE) and built in 1997 with opportunities of expansion planned for the future. All mechanical and electrical systems are modern and efficient, and the configuration has accommodated TSA and the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) Energy Conservation Program without significant changes to the building or its

Confidential Project A

This critical data center involved a consolidation of four distributed data rooms across a large campus into one Greenfield data center. This facility is designed to Tier 3 standards with 2N power distribution providing almost 350 kW of IT power.  Cooling to the site is provided by two 150 ton chillers operating in a 2N

Confidential Project B

This Uptime certified building was built in phases starting with an initial 4,800 kW certified Tier 3 design and construction. Since the initial construction, a complete 2N electrical plant was designed, installed, commissioned and certified as an Uptime Tier 4 facility.  This facility includes six 2.5 MW generators, four 1,000 ton chiller lineups and 290,000

Confidential Project C

Built in phases, this Tier 3 designed project includes a quad redundant electrical system supported by four generators with separate utility feeds. The quad redundancy supports continuous cooling and stays quad redundant down to the cabinet level to provide the building with flexibility and limits the stranded power.  IT floor design is averaged at 300

Confidential Project D

This large financial data center was fully designed and never built due to company mergers. The building consisted of two data room floors of almost 40,000 square feet each.  The mechanical and electrical systems are designed to Tier 4 redundancy.  Electrically, a tri-redundant system is supported by seven 2.5 MW generators with an ultimate build


MCE has delivered engineering services to Target Corporation for many years. The projects range from small merchandise remodels to large multi-level downtown facilities.  Whether the project is a new building or an acquired building with a full facelift, MCE provides mechanical, electrical, lighting and fire protection designs.  With the introduction of several coolers and freezers