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Tennessee Capitol Building Project

One of the largest and most high-profile projects we were involved in here at All American Portable Air was the restoration of the landmark Tennessee State Capitol Building. This historic building, located in Nashville, was built in the late 19th century and is constructed completely out of granite. Modeled after a Greek Ionic temple, the second floor features vaulted archways and a large amount of decorative millwork. Air conditioning was installed during the first renovation, which took place in the 1950’s. The most recent renovation began in May 2012 and involved completely gutting the second floor while preserving the sensitive and delicate woodwork that was part of the original architecture.

Working in close partnership with the general contractor for close to one year before the actual construction began, we designed the climate and humidity control plan. We added 180 tons of air conditioning around the building and laid hundreds of feet of temporary ductwork. In the areas that contained the sensitive woodwork, we supplemented the air conditioning with portable dehumidifiers to ensure the woodwork would not expand due to excessive moisture in the air. In total, this configuration delivered 72,000 ft3 per minute of cooling power and kept the air circulating, which significantly helped stabilize the humidity at an acceptable level during the hot summer months.

For six months, this system provided a controlled environment that preserved the historic décor and allowed the construction company to complete the project according to schedule.

To learn more about this project or our temporary climate control solutions, contact us today.

Tennessee Capitol Building Specifications

Job Requirements:
  • Cooling
  • Duct Work
  • Humidity Control
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • 6 Months
  • Added 180 tons of Air Conditioning Around Building
  • Added Portable Dehumidifiers in Sensitive High Importance Areas
  • Building had very delicate woodwork that could not be allowed to expand due to humidity while remodeling.
Energy Required:
  • 72,000 ft³ / min
  • 180 t

What Our Customer Say

“We used All American Portable Air twice in 2017, both were great experiences. Our office AC went out in the middle of summer and Eli was able to get a large unit /generator on the property the day after we spoke. He showed us how to use everything and helped set up everything up. We also used Eli to heat up space for our Christmas party. He was very patient with us through the planning process and invited us out to the shop to view all of the equipment. We had an elaborate setup with the heating tubing, but everything worked out great. I would recommend All American to anyone with heating and cooling needs.”

– Tamie S. | LEED Green Associate

“All American Portable Air over the past three to four years have supplied all over our large scale project temporary heating needs and done so in a most efficient and professional manner. One of the biggest headaches on construction sites during the winter months is spending time dealing with tanks and heating units that either always seem to be empty or guys are having to move around. AAPA has greatly simplified this through their higher quality heating units and large capacity tanks. The other benefits that due to the quality of the heaters we are able to heat more square footage will less heaters and tanks = fuel and money.”

– Jason Larkins | Orion Building Corp.

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