Retail & Office Buildings > Black & Veatch World Headquarters | Overland Park , Kansas
Black & Veatch is a global engineering, consulting, construction, and operations company specializing in infrastructure development in energy, water, telecommunications, management consulting, federal, and environmental markets. Black & Veatch is the 11th largest majority Employee-Owned company in the United States. With revenues of $3.6 billion, the company is also ranked by Forbes as one of the largest privately owned companies in the United States.
In 2009, they finalized the $60 million purchase of its world headquarters building in Overland Park, enabling work to begin on the 250,000-square-foot expansion where it has occupied since its original construction in 1976. The newest addition will expand Kansas's largest office building to 850,000 square feet.
The new world headquarters will include a solar courtyard, solar canopy, bio garden and innovation pavilion. It also will have extensive work space, common area, facility and energy-management upgrades; landscaping enhancements; and rainwater-reuse systems and stormwater run-off management.
Jayhawk Fire Sprinkler Company, Inc. installed the fire sprinkler protection system for Black and Veatch's high rise building which opened in Fall 2014.
The scope of work consists of installing:
- One fire pump
- Multiple wet systems
- One pre-action/dry pipe system
- Multiple standpipes
A word from the client:
Jayhawk Fire Sprinkler has developed extensive experience from working on a variety of retail projects ranging from small independently owned businesses, to restaurants, to department stores and movie theaters to outdoor shopping malls. When it comes to office buildings, no company is better. Since 1976, Jayhawk Fire Sprinkler has installed and serviced sprinkler systems for highrise, mulit-story office buildings, corporate headquarters, and office parks.
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