Nelson Engineering Co. has considerable experience and expertise in the field of facility upgrades, modifications, and renovations. Whether our customers are trying to restore an aging facility to its original design condition, retrofit modern utility infrastructure into an existing facility, or expand an existing facility, Nelson Engineering has a diverse engineering backgrounds, experience and resources to provide the most cost effective design solutions.

Unlike typical engineering or architectural firms, who offer singular or limited facility modification services, Nelson Engineering’s experience with US Air Force, Navy, NASA, and private sector work provides a unique background of engineers capable of designing standard architectural, structural, civil, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems as well as more individualized systems such as HVAC DDC, fire protection, communication, access management, intrusion detection, building automation. Nelson Engineering also has experience modifying existing industrial faculties with unique characteristics such as: spacecraft processing, launch controls, ordnance and rocket propellant processing, torpedo pre- and post-run utility infrastructure.

Some of our more innovative Facility Upgrade and Modification examples include:

  • Design of the Space Launch Complex 2 Second Stage Direct Hypergolic Propellant Loading System at Vandenberg Air Force Base, with Jones Edmunds and Associates, Inc.
  • Conducted a detailed design, engineering and cost options analyses for constructing new Thermal Vacuum and Vibro-Acoustic Chambers at KSC and retrofitting East and West Vacuum Chambers in the KSC Operations and Checkout (O&C) Building.
  • Design engineering for HVAC and Fire Protection systems at launch processing facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
  • Systems engineering analysis for the replacement air cleanliness verification system at the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System Processing Facility (NPF) under the Launch Operations Support Contract (LOSC) and USAF processing requirements for the GPS IIF Program. Designed upgraded system with common replacement components and interfaces to the existing Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.
  • Design of an industrial Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system to provide emergency power backup for all mission critical electrical services to AUTEC’s Command Control Building (CCB).
  • Design torpedo post run utility system for purging and collecting waste OTTO Fuel II at AUTEC’s Torpedo Post Run Facility.
  • Design an automated Intrusion Detection System for Level II security areas at AUTEC’s Range Support Shop compound
  • Multi-phase residential renovation design for a three-story, 96 room, hotel style facility for the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC).