Charles B. Wheeler Airport Project Sheet
Jun 21, 2013



Charles B. Wheeler Airport
Location: Kansas City, MO
Project Duration: July 2005 to October 2009
Cost: $8,000,000


sys-tek provided engineering services to analyze, report and upgrade the building mechanical
and electrical systems at the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas
City, MO. sys-tek was involved in all phases of this project from Concept Development
through Commissioning and Start-up. The project has spanned five (5) years of upgrades
totaling over six million dollars in design and construction.

Chiller Evaluation Study

sys-tek performed field surveys of the chiller plant at the facility. From the survey and engineering
analysis, we provided recommendations for upgrading and replacing the existing
chillers serving the facility. The study outlined the feasibility of implementing the new chiller
plant and considered the impact to the tenants of the facility. At the conclusion of the study
we provided design and construction documents to implement the recommendations of
our report.

HVAC Upgrades and Energy Analysis

sys-tek also surveyed the entire facility, concentrating on the HVAC and electrical
system. We provided an energy analysis of the facility to determine if any of the
projects suggested would have an economic return on investment as a result of their
implementation. The result of this survey and energy analysis listed, in order of priority,
projects the City can implement to improve the indoor environment and energy efficiency
of the facility.

HVAC Upgrades

sys-tek designed a four-million dollar mechanical upgrade project which included complete
replacement of all air handling equipment, upgrading it to a variable air volume
system. This project is currently being implemented and is phased so that interruptions
to existing tenant operations are eliminated. The project, when completed, will reduce
energy costs by nearly $50,000 / year and improve the overall comfort for the building
tenants. sys-tek will also provide commissioning, test and balance services to assure
the Kansas City Aviation Department that the building operates as designed.