|Arenas / StadiumsCasinosFilm StorageMuseumsSound StagesStudiosTheaters||Centennial Garden Bakersfield Arena
The Bakersfield Arena, which will adjoin the Bakersfield Convention Center, is a sports and
entertainment facility that will have 11,000 seats, including luxury suites. The arena will
be used for hockey, basketball, concerts, ice skating events, and other arena events.
The main system provided 800 tons of cooling using a built up direct expansion approach
designed by ACCO. The Luxury Suites are individually zoned with packaged equipment to
allow for small function occupancy without operating the main building systems. All the HVAC
systems, including all the refrigeration sequence and cycling, are tied together using a
Direct Digital Control system.
A challenge on this project was integrating duct and pipe systems into the precast structure
and the overhead steel catwalks. This included having the supports and hangers for the Main
Bowl duct fabricated and installed concurrent with the initial installation of the building
steel. Also, ACCO took the lead in developing a smoke control strategy with FP&C
Consultants. The system combined both active and passive elements for the most cost effective
and operationally simple system available.
- 800 Tons of Built Up DX Cooling
- 100 Tons of Packaged Equipment
- Owner - City of Bakersfield
- Architect - Rossetti & Associates
- Engineer - ACCO Engineered Systems
- General Contractor - PCL Construction Services