The Monarch Hotel and Casino project included the new construction of 23 stories, consisting of 630,792 square feet in Black Hawk, Colorado. The space accommodates gaming on the second level with a 24-hour restaurant, high limit game play and a bar. Level three includes nearly 37,000 square feet of restaurant and dining space with a buffet, steak house, and VIP bar. The hotel includes 516 guest rooms and suites, some with steam showers and jacuzzi tubs. The 23rd floor houses the pool and spa. This level includes an indoor pool as well as an indoor and outdoor hot tub, aqua lounge, brine therapy rooms, and pedicure rooms.
RK Mechanical performed the full mechanical scope of work on the project. This included plumbing piping, natural gas piping, hydronic piping, fuel oil pipe, duct work and fixtures. The cooling system installed included two chillers with condenser water loops, three cooling towers, and two heat recovery chillers. The heating system installed included 10 boilers with heat exchangers for the domestic water systems. The heating and cooling systems were separated by the commercial spaces and the tower. Multiple glycol loops were installed for dedicated outside air units, makeup air units, and snowmelt systems. The domestic water systems included booster pumps, water softeners, recirc and PRV stations. The air side system consisted of nine air handling units with VAV boxes with reheat, exhaust fans, stair pressurization fans, kitchen hoods with makeup air units, and pool dehumidifying units.