Brantwyn Conference Facility
Rockland, Delaware

The $3 million project included the complete renovation of the 22,000 square foot, former Dupont Family Estate into conferencing and meeting rooms for E.I. duPont de Nemours & Co., Inc. in Rockland, Delaware.

Bowman Conference Center
Ogletown, Delaware

A new 30,000 square foot, 300 seat auditorium building. The facility includes complete auditorium with theatrical lighting and integrated audio/visual systems.

Rockwood Museum Visitor’s Center
Wilmington, Delaware

Design of HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, electrical, audio/visual and security systems for 18,000 square foot renovation and addition to convert an existing carriage house into a visitor’s center. The visitor’s center also contains public meeting rooms for events and instruction. A multimedia system including project and plasma display provides the history of the Rockwood Museum.

Mt. Cuba Estate Renovations
Mt. Cuba, Delaware

Renovations to an existing 1939 estate to convert into office and meeting rooms for the study of native plants.

Tatnall School Performing Arts Center
Wilmington, Delaware

Complete MEP design and construction administration services for the project as a consultant to the Architect. Design of HVAC, plumbing, fire protection and electrical systems was included.

The new 23,420 square foot performing arts facility will include a 470 seat theater and will be constructed adjacent to the Beekley Library. The Operations Department and maintenance garages have been relocated to a new building on the southeast side of campus behind the running track.

The HVAC system is an energy conscious system that uses variable air volume, refrigerant hot gas reheat, and CO2 control to maintain comfort conditions in theater space. The design also employs noise and vibration control methods to assure quiet in the auditorium. Excess existing capacity from the school’s hot water heating plant was used to heat the building.

Grand Opera House
Wilmington, Delaware

Paragon Engineering Corporation is honored to have been entrusted with so many major projects to keep this piece of Delaware heritage a thriving part of the community.

Owned by a non-profit organization, “The Grand Opera House”, also known as “The Grand” or “Masonic Hall and Grand Theater”, is a 1,208-seat theater for the performing arts in Wilmington, Delaware. The four-story building was built in 1871 by the Delaware Grand Lodge of Masons to serve as a Masonic Temple and auditorium. PEC provided the MEP+FP engineering and design for the complete renovation of the theater, stage, ticket area, gathering area and support spaces. 

Crooked Hammock Restaurant
Middletown, Delaware

Provide mechanical, electrical and plumbing design for a 10,000 square feet micro-brewery and restaurant. The facility included design of a full-service kitchen including cooking equipment with grease hoods, gas and electric appliances, dish washing, and a grease trap in the waste piping sysem. The building also had a micro-brewery for craft beers, tasting room, sit down restaurant area, large bar area, and outdoor dining.

Dover Downs Hotel and Casino
Dover, Delaware

100,000 square foot Casino at Dover Downs is conditioned using
sixteen packaged rooftop unit with direct expansion (DX) cooling and
gas furnaces. The units were installed in the early 1990s and had
well exceeded the typical “Equipment Service Life” for this type
of equipment and needed replacement. Replacing the units with new
rooftops would be difficult and costly because of building additions
that had been constructed around the Casino making crane access
difficult. Paragon Engineering Corporation was commissioned to find
and alternate means to provide heating, ventilation, and air
conditioning (HVAC) for the Casino.

study of the Casino was done to determine the required cooling and
heating loads. Once the loads were known the existing chilled water
system and boiler heating system were evaluated to determine the
actual usage of the systems verses the available capacity. It was
determined that the existing chiller plant and heating had enough
capacity for the Casino cooling and heating without impacting the
redundancy of the chiller plant or heating plant.

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