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Durham City Center 

MEP Design + HVAC Design  

Durham, NC

Durham City Center | MEP/FP Design | Durham, NC

Setty provided Mechanical and Plumbing design for the new construction of this 26 story mixed-use building, consisting of retail, restaurant, office, apartment, clubhouse, and garage space. 

Designed to achieve LEED certified, Water Source Heat Pump (WSHP) were used to condition the buildings, with cooling towers utilized to reject heat from the building.
A combination of intermittent exhaust, recirculation, and continuous exhaust fans located on each level, ventilates the garage. 




Airport Traffic Control Tower

Upgrade HVAC &

Mechanical Systems 

Detroit, MI

FAA-DTW Airport Traffic Control Tower | Upgrade HVAC & Mechanical Systems | 
Detroit, MI

Setty provided technical resources in conjunction with project requirements to upgrade HVAC and mechanical systems associated with the Mold Assessment and Remediation Project, at the Air Traffic Control Tower and base building at DTW Airport.

Scope of services:

  • Prepared Plans and Specifications to modify elements of the existing building HVAC and mechanical systems to improve indoor air quality, control moisture levels in the facility, and prevent migration of contaminants to critical areas of the control tower.
  • Updated design analysis, cost estimate and project schedule to reflect current development of drawings and specifications.


GSA: New U.S. Federal Courthouse

Commissioning for Design & Construction 

Billings, MT

GSA: New U.S. Federal Courthouse | Commissioning | Billings, MT

Setty performed total building commissioning of HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, building enclosure, and related building systems for the new courthouse. Commissioning was incorporated from early concept design to the post-construction phase of the project, to ensure delivery of a high performing building.

The 146,742 gsf courthouse was designed to include courtrooms, judicial chambers, the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) holding cell areas, administrative areas for the U.S. District Courts, the U.S. Magistrate Court, Probation Court, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the General Services Administration (GSA).

Scope of services included:

  • Total Building Commissioning Services: Design, Construction, and Post-Occupancy Stages.
  • Review of design and Commissioning services required by LEED v3 2009 and the ARRA minimum energy requirements, to meet LEED Gold Certification.
  • Incorporation of sustainable state-of-the-art systems, such as photovoltaic and high efficiency lighting controls.
  • Preparation of a commissioning plan to help coordinate delivery team members, commissioning reports to document, and certify programmed performance.
  • Assisted GSA with oversight of Building Information Model (BIM) services by the Construction Manager.
  • Utilized the existing BAS airflow measuring stations to ensure proper air turnover rates and ventilation levels for improved indoor air quality. Trended the OA metrics to provide empirical reports.
  • Provided 8-10 month on site evaluations and feedback to owner, prior to expiration of the 12 month warranties.

Earned Design-Build Institute of America's Design-Build Honor Award.