Palo Alto, CA

Lockheed Martin

We helped a national aerospace and defense company with the expansion of their research facilities, delivering HVAC, plumbing, sheet metal, and piping solutions.

Rooftop view of Lockheed Martin location showing extensive HVAC and piping.

Value Delivered

Air Systems installed the HVAC, process piping, plumbing, and architectural sheet metal for a new 89,000-square-foot research and development center for Lockheed Martin. 

Due to the congested ceiling space at the site, Air Systems took the lead in coordinating a 3D model to reduce conflicts in the field and increase the use of prefabrication.

Client Objectives

Lockheed Martin needed to expand their research facilities at their Palo Alto location. They turned to Air Systems to deliver innovative HVAC, piping, plumbing, and sheet metal solutions for their new facility.


We installed the following HVAC solutions:

  • Two 200-ton water-cooled Trane screw chillers for cooling all offices and labs
  • High-efficiency condensing boilers for facility hot water systems
  • 100% outside air, single pass systems for labs
  • 12-foot by 8-foot common header for all lab exhaust fans

We installed the following process piping systems:

  • Deionized water
  • Process-cooling water
  • Process-chilled water
  • Nitrogen purging 
  • Compressed dry air
  • Vacuum
  • Liquid nitrogen
  • Argon
  • Helium
  • All piping systems were prefabricated for efficiency and installed with clean copper and stainless-steel piping

We delivered the following plumbing solutions:

  • Lab waste systems
  • Emergency eyewash stations
  • Emergency shower installations
  • Restroom cores were prefabricated and tested before installation

Air Systems also installed architectural sheet metal for this project, including standing seam roofing between the main and test building, along with other flashing for the project.

Client Background

Lockheed Martin is one of the largest companies in the aerospace, military support, security, and technologies industry.