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Central Credit Union Main Branch

Pensacola, Florida

Central Credit Union
Central Credit Union
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Construction Cost: $4.5 Million

Size: 15,767 SF

Mechanical Principal: Gene Schmidt

Mechanical Engineer: William Jones

Electrical Principal: Todd Nicholson

Fire Protection Engineer: William Jones

Structural Principal: Stuart Smith

Services Provided: Communications, Electrical, Fire Protection, Mechanical, Plumbing, Security, Structural

Schmidt Consulting Group provided design services for a new main branch for Central Credit Union.  The 3-story facility includes two-lane drive-up banking, lobby with teller stations, vault, offices, conference areas, a break room, training room, and boardroom.  Dedicated mechanical, electrical and communications rooms and elevators support the facility. The design was developed using BIM Revit technology. 



Mechanical systems include a split system outside air unit with direct expansion (DX) coil for cooling, with reheat as required for space temperature control via hot gas reheat.  Electronic controls are provided via a VRF control panel.  Plumbing design includes sanitary and domestic water, piping, drains, fixtures and electric water heating.  Plumbing design was coordinated with mechanical systems. 


A complete electrical design, with a lighting plan, fixture schedule, fire alarm system, electrical distribution and site plan was completed.  LED lighting was specified for all uses, including emergency, overhead, and exit signs.  Lighting controls are designed for energy efficiency.  The distribution system includes panelboards, relays and breakers. Power for mechanical systems was coordinated. 


Structural design utilized shallow foundations and a 4” slab on grade of reinforced concrete.  In the vault, the slab is expanded to 12”. Floor decks are composite steel and the roof deck is galvanized steel.  Structural steel was used for the framing.  The masonry structure was designed to meet the required wind loads, as were windows, doors, and the roof. 


Communications design included all telecomm infrastructure and security rough-in consisting of cabling, outlets, racks, and patch panels.  Audiovisual rough-in, specification of equipment, cabling and training of personnel was included in the scope.  Submittal reviews, consultation during equipment installation, meetings and inspections during construction were performed.


The building is fully sprinkled and meets all applicable codes.  A water flow test and water pressure calculations were completed by Schmidt Consulting Group.

Model Courtesy of Sam Marshall Architects

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