KCL Engineering is designing two more hotels for Heart of America Group bringing the total to six hotels within three years. A new Fairfield Inn & Suites in Davenport, IA will be complete in 2020, as well a new Hyatt Place Hotel in Altoona, IA. The relationship with HOA began in 2016 when KCL engineers designed a breakthrough geothermal-based HVAC system for the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Altoona. The system was met with great excitement as it eliminated PTACs in each guest room and also supported the company's value in sustainable design. The two upcoming hotel will also have geothermal-based HVAC systems. The geothermal field for the Hyatt Place will serve the hotel and the adjacent Burger Shed restaurant also being designed by KCL Engineering.
Each project has been completed in conjunction KCL's construction management partner, Denovo. This alliance allows KCL engineers to provide leadership throughout the entire design and construction process in order to install and bring these sophisticated systems into successful operation.