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Meyer Circle Seahorse Fountain Flows Again

October 6, 2017

The Meyer Circle Seahorse Fountain is nearly complete. The water was turned back on for a test run on October 6, 2017. The fountain will be drained for a final punch list check on Monday, Ocotber 9, 2017.  Walter P Moore is the architect for the project.

 Custom Engineering provided MEP condition assessment, improvements design, and construction administration services for the renovation of the Meyer Circle Sea Horse Fountain. Originally constructed in 1925, this fountain has evolved into a Kansas City landmark. The fountain was in need of extensive repairs and had been dry since the fall of 2015. Underground vault flooding, damage to the fountains pumps, motors, and electrical systems, and leaks in the fountain pool were among the major obstacles to reliable fountain operation.

The project was completed in two phases. For Phase I Custom Engineering completed an assessment confirming existing conditions and compiled a study/report with recommendations for improvements. A preliminary construction cost estimate was also provided for budgetary reference. Phase II construction work included concrete and masonry wall repairs, fountain floor and wall waterproofing, site improvements, and complete replacement of the main electrical service, pump vault, pool plumbing and pool lighting. Custom Engineering provided design for the new pump vault, pool piping and nozzles, pool lighting systems, and main electrical service. 

Carlos Rondon, PE, Joins Electrical Department

September 27, 2017

Mr. Rondón is an electrical engineer with more than twenty years of experience with progressively increasing responsibility in design build projects in multicultural environments. His involvement includes executing engineering design, owner’s engineering, construction supervision, commissioning and startup of electrical power systems and control systems for power generation facilities including Combined Cycles, and Coal Based Units, substations, gas compressor stations, demineralized water and waste water treatment plants. He has worked on projects located in the United States, Latin America, Asia, Middle East, and Europe. Mr. Rondón is fluent in English and Spanish.