John M. Alexander Family YMCA
Over the course of two years, the Central YMCA in Raleigh was demolished and rebuilt into the John M. Alexander Family YMCA. Newcomb and Company worked diligently with the owner and general contractor to accomplish this feat, keeping the facility open throughout the entire process.
A total of 20 different HVAC systems were installed, ranging from rooftop heating and cooling systems to specialized systems serving the indoor pool and computer rooms. A 200-horsepower temporary steam boiler was used to provide heat to the existing space during construction. Many different types of exposed ductwork is utilized in the space—spiral ductwork in general areas and fabric duct over the pool—giving it an open feel. All equipment is controlled by a DDC control system with web access.