“The ATIGROUP is truly the epitome of professionalism and understanding.” 

~Steve Rivard, Warden, St. Louis Correctional Facility

"I would like to pass on to you the appreciative comments I’ve had on the AC at the Historic Courthouse a couple of weeks ago on one of those 95 degree days.  We had the system operating both buildings for the entire day and both buildings were very comfortable.  I don’t believe we will be having a much harsher test than that.  Several folks including the judge and the County Administrator commented on how well the system worked.  County Administrator John Biscoe wanted me to pass on his thanks to you and your folks for coming up with this solution to our AC needs in the Historic Building."

 ~Joe Stock, Operations Director, Building and Grounds/Parks, Lapeer County, MI.

"The Flint Institute of Arts recently completed an expansion that included a new gallery wing with art storage and a new glass blowing studio/demonstration space (Hot Shop.) All of these areas require highly specialized environments from a mechanical engineering standpoint. To ensure the best possible options, the FIA sought the expertise of its mechanical contractor, ATIGROUP, to design the new mechanical systems and integrate them with existing systems. Relying on their experience and knowledge of FIA systems, ATI provided the best and most economical options available.

Creating a successful environment in the Hot Shop required significant ventilation (air exchange and pressure exchange,) as well as heat disbursement to comfortably accommodate the artists, students, and public audience. Acoustics within the space (for containment of mechanical noise (furnaces and ventilation system)) was another significant factor to ensure comfortable decibel levels for instruction and demonstration. Additionally, to reduce natural gas usage and heat the glass arena, the FIA required heat reclamation from the Hot Shop to be incorporated into the mechanical design.

The new gallery wing and art storage areas required the integration of new HVAC systems with existing environmental control systems that monitor and adjust fluctuations in temperature and humidity to maintain a stable environment. Keeping the environment stable is one of the most critical ways to prevent damage to art. The FIA has more than 8,000 works of art in its collections, nearly 26,000 square feet of collections storage and management spaces, and 23 galleries totaling nearly 42,000 square feet."

~Tracey Stewart, FIA