Integrating Architectural and Engineering Services for State-of-the-Art Meteorologist Facility | Benham | Architecture, Engineering, & Designbuild Firm

Integrating Architectural and Engineering Services for State-of-the-Art Meteorologist Facility

Project Description

  • Client: 
    Weathernews Americas, Inc.
  • Location: 
    Norman, Oklahoma

The new Weathernews Americas, Inc., 50,000-square-foot facility supports the relocation and consolidation of operating units in California and Oklahoma. The facility hosts Weathernews’ forecasting operations center and provides businesses in industries such as agriculture, marine, aviation, energy, media, mobile, and offshore oil with weather information, analysis and decision support products and services. The project includes an operations center, server room, administrative support spaces, exterior communications infrastructure, and a satellite ground station.

Benham developed preliminary engineering concepts and design criteria for systems reliability, including:

 Universal power supply systems
 Standby power generation
•  Critical power distribution
 Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems
 Fire suppression systems
 Network equipment
 Communications cabling
 Grounding systems and lightning protection for a computer room, operations center and administrative support spaces

Benham also designed and installed a 30’x 8’ video display wall system utilizing high resolution, widescreen projectors, and a video processor to display multiple sources in various user-selected custom configurations.

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