The Woodmen Tower is a 480 ft. high-rise building at 1700 Farnam Street in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. Originally completed in 1969, the Woodmen rises 30 stories. It was the tallest skyscraper in Omaha for over 30 years and is the headquarters of the Woodmen of the World insurance company.
Engineered Controls began working with Woodmen Tower in 2011 as part of a renovation project to upgrade the building control system. Woodmen Tower wanted a contractor that could deliver a state of the art building management system with open communications protocols to obtain the flexibility and interoperability they desired. The combination of Engineered Controls and Honeywell’s WEBs product met all of Woodmen’s needs for today and into the future.
Once on board, Engineered Controls challenge was to retrofit the entire 600,000 sq. ft. facility with a new BMS while the building is still occupied with Woodmen employees and tenants.
The building management system consists of a Honeywell WEBs system architecture and controls a mixture of mechanical and electrical equipment including AHUs, VAVs, DDMBs, EFs and FCUs. In addition, the BMS system also monitors energy meters and BTU meters for monitoring and controlling chilled and hot water systems via heat exchangers from a private downtown central energy plant.
In addition, Engineered Controls provided office lighting controls for the building and a gas detection and control system for the three level underground parking garages.
The Honeywell WEBs network monitors and controls in excess of 56,000 points.
- Building Automation and Controls
- Lighting Controls
- Gas Detection
- Energy Metering
- 3rd Party Integration
- Planned Maintenance