April 24, 2013 Energy Air Share this post The Energy Air team that managed construction of the HVAC system for Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (LECOM) new Dental School of Medicine proudly accepted an Eagle award at the annual Excellence in Construction awards banquet on Friday, April 19, 2013. The awards ceremony, hosted by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, was a celebration to honor top construction projects and congratulate the firms that displayed exemplary commitment to excellence, innovation and quality. This competition selects winning projects judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost. Energy Air Senior Project Manager, Larry Turnage, Project Manager Brian Melton, and Senior Foremen, Mike Amador and Bob Myers accepted the award on behalf of the Energy Air team that installed the HVAC system for the new, 100,000 square foot, three-story dental school. Mechanical systems installed include two, 300-ton chillers in a remote central energy plant with 1,400 feet of underground piping. The entire top floor is a dedicated mechanical room with 11 chilled water air handling units, nine energy recovery units and 32 variable frequency drives. The building management system interfaces with an existing LECOM campus located 1.5 miles south through underground fiber optic cables. The construction schedule was just 12 months, and the general contractor for the project was Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc.