Big Ass Fans Research and Development Center
State-of-the-Art Research and Testing Facility.
Big Ass Fans is considered the preeminent designer and manufacturer of high volume/low speed (HVLS) ceiling and vertical fans that increase ventilation and energy efficiency in large commercial, industrial, agricultural, and institutional buildings worldwide.
- LocationLexington, KY
- Square Footage45,870 s.f.
- Operational9 months
Gray provided design-build services for the one-of-a-kind research and testing center that the company uses to fully conduct fan performance testing including air velocity profiles, fatigue testing of fan assemblies and components, and prototype builds of the newest and most cutting-edge fan innovations.
The 65’-tall facility features a bow roof comprised of 230’ aluminum roof panels. This project was awarded LEED Gold certification for, among many things, 58.2% reduction in water usage with low-flow plumbing fixtures and 34.3% increase in energy efficiency by using BAF’s custom louvers with 8′ diameter fans.
Process & Packaging Systems Engineering
Automation & Controls
Custom equipment Ovens & cookers Process skids Batching equipment Clean-in-place systems Bioreactors Extruders Distributed products Mixers & blenders
Big Ass Fans is a leading manufacturer of high velocity/low speed (HVLS) ceiling and vertical fans that increase ventilation and energy efficiency in large commercial, industrial, agricultural, and institutional buildings worldwide. Gray was selected to complete this new 84,594 s.f. office facility next to Big Ass Fans’ existing research and testing facility, another Gray project.