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Field Museum


The Field Museum


Commercial HVAC, Heavy Equipment Setting & Steel Fabrication


Chicago, IL


We listen

The Field Museum needed to replace an existing AHU in their Southwest Quadrant with a new 75,000 CFM unit and all associated ductwork, electrical, plumbing, controls, finishes, and exhibit protection, as the existing AHU didn’t have enough CFM to feed it.


We respond

DePue had to break down the new HVAC system into 52 individual sections in order to get it into the building from the ground level, up the elevator to the 3rd floor, and finally through a 36” man door in order for all 52 pieces to be assembled into one operational Air Handler Unit.


We deliver

DePue managed to complete the breakdown and installment of the new unit safely, and was able to get it done without disrupting anyone or any processes. Better airflow was achieved throughout the Southwest Quadrant of the museum, all fine-tuned to not damage any of the artifacts in the museum.


At a glance

Field Museum Project

At DePue Mechanical, we take pride in our work, and the Field Museum project was no exception. Our team was honored to be part of this iconic institution's HVAC system upgrade, ensuring optimal climate control for its priceless collections and visitors.

Scope of Work:
Upgraded HVAC systems
Implemented energy-efficient solutions
Ensured compliance with museum standards

Challenges Faced:
Preserving historical artifacts
Minimizing disruptions to museum operations
Meeting stringent safety and quality standards

Solutions Provided:
Customized HVAC design
Expert installation and maintenance
Ongoing support and monitoring

Looking Ahead:
As we reflect on the success of the Field Museum project, we are reminded of the importance of our work and the impact it has on our clients and their communities. We remain committed to excellence in everything we do and look forward to future projects that allow us to showcase our expertise and dedication.

About “Commercial HVAC & Equipment Setting”

DePue Mechanical specializes in commercial HVAC solutions and custom steel fabrication. With our expertise in steel fabrication, we can design, fabricate, and install steel structures tailored to your needs. Whether you require steel stairways, structural steel fabrication, window guards, or other custom steel fabrications, we have the capabilities to deliver high-quality solutions.

Our team is committed to providing top-notch service and ensuring that your structural needs are met with precision and efficiency. We take pride in our workmanship and strive to exceed your expectations, delivering solutions that are not only functional but also visually appealing and durable.

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