P1 Group wins mechanical project at Kansas Statehouse

TOPEKA, Kan. – P1 Group, Inc. has won the mechanical work to renovate the North Wing at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka, Kan.

This is the fourth and final phase of the Statehouse restoration project. In the previous phase, P1 constructed HVAC systems in both the Attic and existing vaults.

P1 Group was awarded this project in August 2010 and expects to complete it by December 2011.

Scope of Work

  • Install underground air ducts by removing the existing floor, then lowering the floor level down with air ducts within (this consist of cutting large stone foundation pieces along with up to 40” core drills)
  • Hide new ducts from view to restore the Statehouse’s original beauty
  • Conceal air supply and piping within the walls by removing the existing plaster and lath and installing steel enclosures for duct
  • Use attic space to conceal new air conditioning units and blow conditioned air from the top down

Congratulations to the following associates who were integral in securing this work for P1 Group:

  • Chris Champagne, Operations Manager
  • Mike Mihalchik, Senior Mechanical Estimator
  • Jerry King, Estimator

Brian Maginness, sheet metal project manager; Paul McAnerney, plumbing/piping project manager; Dave Wright, sheet metal foreman; and Ed Mainey, plumbing/piping foreman, provided supervision for P1 Group’s work on the previously completed South Wing project.

The original Capitol took 37 years to construct and was completed in 1903 at a cost of $3.2 million.