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Mechanical Services, Inc., receives two first place construction awards

ORLANDO, FLA. – Mechanical Services Inc. has received two first place Eagle Awards from the Central Florida chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors. Part of ABC’s 2009 Excellence in Construction Awards competition the Eagle Awards are based on a range of stringent criteria ranging from jobsite and project conditions to difficulty of installation, and from complexity of mechanical installations to quality of finished product.

A leading mechanical contractor in Central and Southwest Florida, MSI is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group Inc.

MSI received a first place Eagle Award for its work on Disney’s Vacation Club Villas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Annex, which garnered the highest honors in the commercial, $10-$20 million category. Further, MSI’s work on the University of Central Florida's Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences project received first place in the institutional, $5-10 million category.

“MSI strives for excellence on every construction project and for every client,” said William M. Dillard, CEO of MSI. “We are extremely honored to be recognized by our peers for our achievements on these two very significant projects.”

The Disney Vacation Club Villas project involved MSI’s mechanical construction of a new 800-room, 600,000-sq.ft. themed resort, including a restaurant, reservations center and 1,600-ton central energy plant. The company supplied and installed 32 chilled water air-handling units, two 700-ton centrifugal chillers, one 300-ton rotary chiller and three large cooling towers. MSI self-performed all mechanical construction on the project, including installation of building automation systems and building commissioning.

MSI’s responsibility at the UCF’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences entailed the mechanical construction of a new 198,000 square foot, five-story building with biosafety Level 3 laboratories. MSI self-performed all mechanical construction aspects of the project, including sheet metal fabrication and installation, piping system fabrication and installation, insulation, building automation and commissioning.