Defiance Public Library
320 Fort Street, Defiance, Ohio 43512
Tel: 419-782-1456, Contact: Marilyn Hite, Director
Frye, Gillan, Molinaro Artchitects
308 W. Erie Street, Suite 502, Chicago, Illinois 60654
Tel: 312-440-1584, Contact: Tony Rosales
Tel: 419-228-7272, Project Mgr.: Steve Schroeder, Supt.: Mike Schmipf
Touchstone CPM provided Owner's Rep. services on this renovation project, which included a complete HVAC system remodel. The scope consisted of removal of the original boiler system, baseboard heating and wall units with associated duct work and wiring. The old system was replaced with new duct and Mitsubishi units. The electrical service was upgraded from 400 AMP to 800 AMP. The ceilings were also cleared of abandoned wiring and duct work. Finally, the above ceiling components were re-attached to meet current codes. Once construction was completed, the team was able to maintain the historical look of the building. The project was partially funded by an ARRA Grant. Asbestos abatement was successfully managed and coordinated where encountered. Part of the renovation included adding duct and piping, however, some major routing issues became apparent when trying to keep pipes and ducts concealed. By working through those issues, the team succeeded with great results.