Integrated Facility Services mobilized to quickly get emergency air conditioning to Mel Carnahan Courthouse in Downtown St. Louis after a water main break sent more than six feet of water into the subbasement on a hot Saturday in July. IFS worked with the city to barricade the neighboring street and provide traffic control while they positioned two, 400-ton chillers and ran temporary piping to the building.
The 10-story building is controlled by an American Auto-Matrix Automation System previously installed by IFS. IFS’ automation specialists isolated the damaged area of the building to get the automation system back online and monitor the temporary chillers. Just 16 hours after the IFS team arrived, the first chiller was online, and the second shortly thereafter.
The Mel Carnahan Courthouse houses St. Louis circuit courtrooms and offices of the circuit attorney, public defender and sheriff.