RI Manufacturing Expansion

Location:  North Kingstown, RI

Market:  Manufacturing

General Contractor: Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co.

Timeline:  September 2019 – February 2021

Services Provided: 

  • Virtual Design & Construction
  • Mechanical / HVAC
  • Fire Protection
  • Electrical
  • Sheetmetal ductwork

Project Overview

New construction of 28,800 sqft facility to house automated equipment for a Rhode Island manufacturing company. The project included multiple scopes to support the building and the state-of-the-art production line for packaging, labeling, medical, and industrial applications.

Mechanical / HVAC

  • Installation of new rooftop AHU’s, indoor gas unit heater, natural gas, and chilled water connections to the units.
  • A new underground drainage system was implemented, and a water heater for eyewash stations and domestic water feeds for processing equipment.
  • Process Piping systems were installed for building comfort, process cooling, various gas lines (N2, CO2, NG), plant air, hot oil system, and purified water.
  • Various pneumatic piping for conveying systems for the movement of product throughout the facility.

Fire Protection

Furnished and installed a new automatic wet pipe fire sprinkler, two preaction systems, and a new nitrogen generation system for pressurization of preaction system piping.

  • 1200 sprinkler heads
  • 16,000 ft of pipe fabrication
  • CO2 system installed within the hot oil boiler


  • Install electrical systems for process line systems and equipment
  • Grounding package for foundations
  • Underground electrical and grounding connections

Sheetmetal Ductwork

Unique Metal Works was the sheet metal subcontractor under Arden’s project scope. They fabricated and installed 10 AHUs, 4 exhaust fans,
all supporting ductwork and accessories to support the new rooftop equipment – 3,260 LF of spiral duct, 1,046 LF of custom fabric duct as
well as an additional 37,000 pounds of galvanized rectangle duct to support the 10 AHUs.