Gowan Inc. wins Texas Children’s Hospital job

HOUSTON -- EMCOR Group Inc. announced that its Gowan Inc. subsidiary has been awarded a contract for the installation of mechanical systems for the new Maternity Center at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.

Gowan Inc. will be responsible for the installation of the HVAC systems in the new 790,000-sq.ft., 15-story Maternity Center and its 1,000-car parking garage.

Based on the latest concepts of evidence-based design, this new facility recognizes the environment as a vital part of therapeutic treatment. Equipped with the very latest in technology, the Maternity Center at Texas Children’s Hospital is designed to be an optimal health care facility of choice for expectant Houston families. Scheduled to open Winter 2011, the hospital addition will be licensed for 90 beds, with capacity for more than 5,000 births per year.

“This is an exciting and very significant project for the community and, therefore, for Gowan,” commented Mark Froman, Gowan’s president and CEO. “Gowan recently completed the HVAC work associated with the expansion of the Hospital’s Feigin Center, so again working with Texas Children’s Hospital to help provide Houston families a healthy and comfortable health care environment -- and start to life! -- is very meaningful work for which we are honored to have been selected.”