Norwalk, Conn. — EMCOR Group Inc. announced that its subsidiary Design Air Ltd. has been awarded a contract to upgrade the mechanical and electrical systems for Seattle Metro Transit's Central Base Facility and Revenue Processing Center, a 22-acre complex that maintains and houses a fleet of nearly 400 buses.
EMCOR also announced that its PACE Mechanical Services subsidiary has been awarded a design build contract for specialized work in Chrysler's new Axle Plant in Marysville, Mich.
In Seattle, Design Air will provide new radiant heating, lighting, and bus exhaust and HVAC systems for the Central Base Facility office and shop areas.
The company will also provide a new HVAC system and lighting package in the Revenue Processing Center and a gas-fired hot water boiler and chiller system; increase the building's natural gas pressure and install associated piping; seismically protect piping and equipment; and provide, modify, and repair electrical systems and roofing to accommodate all contract improvements. Because the entire facility will remain in operation throughout the construction period, Design Air also will provide the temporary power, heating, ventilation, materials, and equipment necessary to maintain operations at all times.
“This complex and sophisticated project is typical of the work that EMCOR is undertaking at key locations across the country as the need for transportation services and fail-safe infrastructure operations is integral to the growth and livelihood of the country's municipalities,” said Ron Hagen, president and CEO of Design Air.
“As such, it is imperative that we ensure the dependability and continuity of the technologically advanced, complex, integrated systems necessary to support transportation operations. Transportation is another market sector that EMCOR serves that significantly adds to the quality of life for all of us.”
In Marysville, Mich., PACE Mechanical will perform design build services for the HVAC, plumbing, and process work at the new facility, which is intended to provide advanced axle and drive train technology for Chrysler for years to come. The goal of this project is to attain LEED Certification, either Silver or Gold, and reduce water and overall plant energy consumption.
“The automotive industry is extremely competitive, and one of the keys to success in this industry is having the most efficient, high-tech facilities, enabling manufacturers to focus on doing what they do best — designing and building the world's leading automobiles,” said Kevin Cody, president of PACE Mechanical.
“The Detroit metropolitan area has long been an integral part of EMCOR's national footprint, as is demonstrated by this recent contract. PACE Mechanical looks forward to continuing to provide industry leading mechanical services and expertise to one of the country's most important businesses.”