Web Case Study-Grunau Co. Turns HVAC Upside Down with Underfloor System at Northwestern Mutual's Franklin Campus
"We worked closely with Northwestern Mutual, the engineer and the general construction manager to ensure the highest quality of work and to maintain the sophistication and integrity of this building," said Paul Grunau, Grunau Co. president.
The unique nature of the underfloor system prompted Grunau Co. to research the system extensively to learn as much about it as possible prior to installation. "The underfloor system was one of the things for which Grunau Co. felt particularly responsible," said Jeff Kuhnke, Grunau Co. project manager. "We spent a lot of time learning how to best do our job. We took it upon ourselves to help coordinate the other trades' work with the system."
Northwestern Mutual helps clients protect against financial risk and achieve financial security. The company, its subsidiaries and affiliates offer insurance, investment products and advisory services that address client needs for financial protection, capital accumulation, estate preservation and asset distribution. Headquartered in Milwaukee, the mutual company has three million members and is the leading U.S. company in total individual life insurance dividends paid to policyowners.
The general contractor on this project is Opus North Corp., the architect firm is Eppstein Uhen Architects, and the engineering firm is Affiliated Engineers.
The Grunau Co.'s team of skilled professionals designs, installs and services mechanical systems, including hvac, plumbing, fire protection and specialized electrical systems. The company has offices in Wisconsin, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. For more information on Grunau Co., visit www.grunau.com.