Ft. Walton Beach Recreational Center

The project includes demolition of the existing 22,800 SF facility and construction of new facility with site development to include lighted soccer, baseball and softball fields, concession/ restroom building, equipment storage, utilities and signage.


    • Location:  Ft. Walton Beach, FL
    • Facility Type: Sports & Recreation
    • Cost:  $8,400,000
    • Owner: City of Ft. Walton Beach
    • Services:  Mechanical/Plumbing and Fire Suppression Engineering

The facility is a single-story building with a brick facade housing an air conditioned gymnasium with high school regulation volleyball court feature, 8’ and 10’ basketball goals for youth and adult leagues, telescoping seating and equipment storage. The complex also provides racquetball courts, weight/cardio room, dance room, locker room, expanded after-school child care, kitchen, multi-functional patio on North side with bar-b-que pit and administrative offices for city recreational staff.

Dell Consulting designed HVAC, plumbing, and fire suppression Systems.  The HVAC consists of a hybrid mix of Variable Refrigerant Flow – VRF (also called Variable Refrigerant Volume – VRV) heat recovery DX and modulating heat pump DX equipment.  Both types of equipment utilize the latest technologies such as inverters, modulating compressors, and modulating fan motors so that the project will achieve a high level of operating efficiency.  The equipment used is also relatively straightforward to maintain with self-diagnostic control systems and software being on board as an integral part of the systems.  The main driver of high efficiency in the VRF system is that the thermodynamics of refrigerant offer the highest capacity of energy transport per unit mass when compared to water or air, i.e., one pound of refrigerant can transport exponentially more energy than air.  The plumbing systems utilize low flow fixtures and faucets in order to reduce water consumption.

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