Location: Decatur, Georgia
Services: Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing
Category: Grocery Retail Store
Area: 29,900 sq. ft
Software: Revit, HAP5.11, Bluebeam, McQuay Pipe & Duct sizer

This project’s scope was to renovate an existing store to the new Patel Brother brand standards. The 29,900 sq. ft. retail store sells groceries and bakery products. Our team from 3S visited the site to survey MEP systems and create accurate as-built drawings. We then proceeded to modify the MEP systems to adhere to the new brand standards and comply with the latest building codes. Throughout the process, we encountered several challenges related to site coordination, requiring us to make necessary adjustments to ensure compliance with the updated building regulations.

3S MEP provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design services along with Fire Alarm and site photometric for the Grocery retail store in Decatur, Georgia.

Our team meticulously engineered the system to provide optimal temperature control, air circulation, and ventilation throughout the store, enhancing the comfort of employees and customers alike with the existing mechanical system. The space was designed to provide a balanced HVAC system for the retail store, bakery area, staff area, and common office space.

In addition to the HVAC system, we meticulously crafted a comprehensive plan for the domestic water and sanitary waste systems, carefully considering the specific requirements of the facility. Our team also identified existing grease systems at the site and verified with the bakery service size, ensuring the safe and efficient management of waste in compliance with local regulations and best practices.

Throughout the project, we faced the key challenge of balancing the provision of sufficient ventilation, lighting, and power for the entire facility. It was imperative to ensure that these essential elements were adequately integrated without the need for frequent design changes or modifications. Our team successfully coordinated the MEP components, working closely with the stakeholders to address any potential conflicts and optimize the system layout.