Prince of Peace Catholic Church
Alvine Engineering provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering design for this church in Kearney. During the fundraising and construction phases, the congregation worshiped at a local school; however, the completion of the building provided a dedicated worship space to over 1,000 families in a growing community.
Program spaces on the main level include a sanctuary, chapel, balcony, narthex, sacristy, restrooms, and stair/elevator. The basement has a multipurpose room, offices, mechanical/electrical room, restrooms, and a classroom.
- The heating and cooling system is a single zone constant volume system consisting of two 30-ton modular air handling units installed in the basement mechanical rooms.
- Control systems include economizer cycle and power exhaust.
- Heating consists of gas-fired duct furnaces installed in the supply air ductwork downstream from the air handlers.
- A new natural gas service (with a capacity of approximately 1100 cfh) was installed to provide fuel for the furnaces and water heater.
- Custom pendant lighting fixtures were designed and specified for the sanctuary to complement the architecture of the building.
- A complete theatrical dimming system was designed for the sanctuary to provide flexibility for multiple uses and activities in the space.
- The building includes a full fire suppression system.
- A lightning protection system was specified to provide an extra measure of protection for the entire building.
- Decorative exterior lighting was utilized to enhance the building’s architecture and provide security for parishioners.