Air Force Base Projects


Mill Valley Radar Station
Mill Valley, California,

Fairchild Air Force Base Resistance Training Museum Remodel  

Building 1207
Spokane, Washington

Fairchild Air Force Base Resistance Training TORFP

  • Lead engineer on this job while working at Meulink Engineering


Fairchild Air Force Base 10” Steam Relocate  

Building 2249
Spokane, Washington

Fairchild Air Force Base Large Water Storage Tank Replacement
JPRA
White Bluff, Washington

Fairchild Air Force Base Boiler Replacement Project
Buildings 1324, 1334, and 1342
Spokane, Washington

Fairchild Air Force Renovations
Buildings 2249, and 2250
Spokane, Washington

School Projects


Gonzaga University – College Hall
Spokane, Washington, Wolfe Architectural Group

  • 8 Years of converting 100 year old building to meet new ventilation and cooling standards for classrooms, offices, chapel, and theatre.


Geothermal Heat Pump System for Spokane Hutterite School
Reardan, Washington

Liberty Lake Children’s Academy
Liberty Lake, Washington

North Idaho College Lab
Sandpoint, Idaho

Coldwater Creek Fitness Center, Kitchen, and Office - LEED
Coeur d’ Alene, Washington, ALSC Architects

Colbert Elementary
Colbert, Washington

Franklin Elementary
Pullman, Washington

Orofino Elementary Kitchen
Orofino, Idaho

Trinity Church Gym Addition
Spokane, Washington

Spokane Falls Community College
Spokane, Washington

Spokane Community College
Spokane, Washington

Analyses

Kauffman and Associates Mechanical System Options Study
Spokane, Washington

TierPoint Data Center Five Option Cooling Study
Liberty Lake, Washington

The McGregor Corporation Data Center Study
Colfax, Washington

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Data Center Study
Pullman, Washington

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories WSHP vs GSHP Study
Pullman, Washington

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Humidity Options Report

Pullman, Washington

Historic Projects

Gonzaga University – College Hall
Spokane, WA

  • The College Hall Building was first built in 1898, with an addition finished in 1903.  College hall was one of the very first buildings built for Gonzaga University and was visited by President Roosevelt in 1903. In 2004, renovations were started on the fourth floor of the administration building.  These renovations initiated some studies to provide cooling and ventilation as window units had been used previously.  Mark Kartchner performed this study, and has spent the last six years implementing a four pipe fan coil cooling, and heating system for the administration building.  Currently 40% of the building is now mechanically cooled and ventilated with plans for the other 100% of the building.  Great care has been taken to maintain the historical nature of the Gonzaga Administration building.


Gonzaga University – Magnuson Theatre
Spokane, WA

  • The Magnuson Theatre is part of College Hall and holds over 200 people per performance.  Kartchner Engineering designed a mechanical system in early 2011, and the system will be installed by fall of 2011.  Creative effort was required to place an 8000 CFM air handler in this building without compromising the historic architecture.  Outside air louvers were installed in existing windows high above the campus.  The air handler was installed in the upper attic of the Theatre to avoid sound issues during performance. 


Australian Ambassador’s Residence
Washington D.C.

  • While working for Vanderweil Engineers in Washington D.C, Mark Kartchner spent months designing mechanical ventilation and cooling system for the Australian Ambassadors Residence.  The Ambassadors residence used window units for cooling before the four pipe fan coil system was installed.  Fan coils were installed in a newly created space in the attic, and great care was taken to hide grilles in existing walls.


St. Aloysius Church
Spokane, WA.

  • St. Aloysius church was dedicated October 12, 1911.  It has the largest seating capacity among Catholic churches in Spokane, able to accommodate 1,100 worshippers.  Kartchner Engineering conducted  a study and design for cooling St. Aloysius Church in 2011.


Union Block Building                     
Boise, ID                                            

Riggins Lodge                                 
Rggins, ID                                         

Pullman City Hall  Conf. Rm.                      

Pullman, WA                                                                      

8th Street Hotel

Boise, ID


1510 13th Street Historic

Boise, ID


Gonzaga University - President

Spokane, WA
 

 

Commercial Projects

Enduris Office/Conference Building
Spokane, Washington

Trinity Bible Fellowship
Spokane, Washington

Cedar Street Building
Spokane, Washington

Satay Bistro Washington
Spokane, Washington

Orchard Townhomes (27 Units)
Spokane, Washington

Trickster’s Brewery
Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho

KAI Building Remodel
Spokane, Washington

American Drilling
Spokane Valley, WA

Pullman Fire Station #1 & #2
Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho

Subway
Wenatchee, Kennewick, Ellensburg, Washington

Wells Fargo
Spokane Valley, WA and Coeur d’Alene, ID

El Sombrero Restaurant
Pullman, WA

Pilot Air Office Building
Spokane, Washington

Trinity Baptist Church Expansion
Spokane, Washington

Faith Bible Church Kitchen Expansion
Spokane, Washington

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Lot 3
Pullman, WA

Taylor Springs Assisted Living
Boise, Idaho

Central Business Park
Spokane, Washington

LEED Projects


Kelly Karmel, owner of Design Balance, a LEED consultant firm, has worked on dozens of LEED projects and complemented Mark Kartchner as “the most prepared engineer” she had worked with on a LEED Project.

Coldwater Creek Office Building (120,000 SF)
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, ALSC Architects

  • The Coldwater Creek Project involved two buildings, including a new 100,000 SF office building, and a 20,000 SF fitness center with a racquetball court, and kitchen.  This was a LEED project and I handled all aspects of the mechanical LEED accreditation.  This project was modeled as 40% more energy efficient over the base building.  $80,000 in energy incentives were received from the energy company.


 

Inland Power and Light Office Building (62,000 SF)
Spokane, Washington, ALSC Architects

  • The Inland Power and light Project was completed in 2004, and was a LEED project consisting of three separate buildings, including an Office Building, a Warehouse, and a Vehicle Maintenance Facility.  The Office Building is an Under floor Air Distribution System (UFAD), and the first UFAD done in this area.  I had to do some research to get up to par on this new system to me and this area.  The Warehouse involves only unit heaters, and the Vehicle Maintenance Facility has air handlers with heat recovery.  Vehicle Maintenance also requires extraction arms for welding exhaust, and hose reels for vehicle exhaust.  I am also the mechanical LEED engineer for this project

Public Projects

Veterans Administration Clean Room Storage
Spokane, Washington

Idaho Department of Transportation Materials Testing Lab
Kootenai County,  Idaho

Salish Tribe Housing
Ronan, Montan

Spokane Tribe Housing
Wellpinit, Washington

Mill Valley Radar Station
Mill Valley, California,

Gonzaga University President’s Conference Room
Spokane, Washington

Inland Empire Building
Spokane, Washington

Idaho Department of Transportation Materials Testing Lab
Sandpoint, Idaho

Orofino Elementary School Kitchen
Orofino, Idaho

Fairchild Air Force Base Resistance Training Museum
Spokane, Washington

Gonzaga University 4 Pipe Study and Expansion
Spokane, Washington

Veterans Administration AHU Replacement
Spokane, Washington

Fairchild Air Force Base Resistance Training TORFP
Spokane, Washington

University of Idaho Tenant Expansion
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Fairchild Air Force Base 10” Steam Relocate
Spokane, Washington

Gonzaga University - University Chapel
Spokane, Washington, Wolfe Architectural Group

Gonzaga University - Magnuson Theatre Cooling
Spokane, Washington, Wolfe Group

Fairchild Air Force Base Boiler Replacement Project
Spokane, Washington

Geothermal Projects


Harney Geothermal Project
Harney, Oregon

TierPoint 3,4,5 – 600 Ton Geothermal Data Center
Liberty Lake, Washington

Geothermal Heat Pump System for Spokane Hutterite School
Reardan, Washington

Union Block Building
Boise, Idaho

Sravasti Abbey
Newport, WA

 Industrial Projects
Novelis Steam Exhaust
Hindalco, India

Nexen Steam Exhaust
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Harney Geothermal Project
Harney, Oregon

TierPoint 3,4,5 – 600 Ton Geothermal Data Center
Liberty Lake, Washington

Fuel Oil System Design
Liberty Lake, Washington

McGregor Company Data Center
Colfax, Washington

Geothermal Heat Pump System for Spokane Hutterite School
Reardan, Washington

Accra Fab Heat Exhaust Project
Liberty Lake, Washington

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Data Center
Pullman, WA

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories 100% O.A. Report
Pullman, WA

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Process Cooling
Pullman, WA

FIRM RESUME


​Kartchner Engineering PLLC was established in the Spokane Region in 2008 by Mark Kartchner P.E., LEED specializing in mechanical systems Design, plumbing systems design, and building energy analysis.  The principal of the Washington office, Mark A. Kartchner has been involved in mechanical engineering design for over 18 years, with a wide range of experience.  Kartchner Engineering is a small but experienced firm of 6 Engineers.

 Our firm’s expertise is specifically concentrated in the following areas:
 

  • Building Heating, Cooling and Ventilation Systems
  • Building Plumbing Systems
  • Product Refrigeration Systems
  • Building Energy Studies 
  • Building Control Systems
  •  LEED Experienced and Certified


Kartchner Engineering has provided mechanical, and plumbing system design for many different projects  including  Office Buildings, Geothermal Systems, Snow Melt, Medical Office, Assisted Living & Hospice Care Facilities,  Restaurants, Kitchens, Warehouses, Dental Offices, Fuel Oil Systems, Museums, Data Centers, Banks, Manufacturing, Steam Exhaust, Warehouses, Restaurants, Churches, Apartment complexes, Swimming Pools, Lodges & Large Homes, Vehicle Maintenance Facilities, Laboratories, Boiler Replacements, Waste Water Treatment Facilities, and Schools.

Mechanical: Design specialties include heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, involving air, water, steam, hot and chilled water, geothermal, glycol, direct expansion cooling, gas and oil fired equipment, central refrigeration and heating plants, and fuel oil storage and distribution projects.

Plumbing: Design expertise includes domestic hot and cold water, geothermal systems, waste and vent systems, chemical roof and storm drainage, air and gas piping systems, and fire sprinkler performance specifications.

Kartchner Engineering’s objectives and goals are to install mechanical systems that are efficient and meet the requirements of the Owner’s intended goal, completing work in a timely manner. Working with a full understanding of each client’s goals, we make every effort to provide the highest quality of services to ensure construction schedules are met, cost problems are minimized, and the projects operational success is optimized.

Professional Liability Insurance Coverage: $1,000,000.00

General Liability Insurance Coverage: $2,000,000.00



Medical/Dental Projects


Khurana Medical Building
Pasco, Washington

Children’s Dental Village
Moses Lake, Washington

Dr. Fisher Dentist
Pullman, Washington

Bristol Heights Assisted Living
Post Falls, Idaho

Good Samaritan Assisted Living Center
Spokane Valley, Washington

Blackhawk Veterinary Hospital
Cheney, Washington

Curtis Orthodontics
Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho

Cardinal Health Nuclear Pharmacy
Spokane, Washington

Kootenai Prosthetics
Spokane Valley, Washington

Kootenai Prosthetics
Post Falls, Idaho

Spokane Eye Clinic Study
Spokane Valley, Washington

Grand Medical Office
Spokane, Washington

Dr. Hollings Office
Collville, Washington

Kootenai Health Renovations
Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho

Liberty Oral and Facial
Spokane Valley, WA

Sullivan Dental
Spokane Valley, WA