April 22, 2015 energyair Share this post The Energy Air team that completed the HVAC system installation for E.L. Bing Elementary School in Tampa, Fla., was honored by Associated Builders and Contractors at the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter’s Excellence in Construction Awards banquet in Tampa, Fla. on Friday, April 17. The team received an Eagle – the highest award given in each category – in recognition for their exceptional performance completing the HVAC scope of work for the project. Upfront coordination was critical to the success of the project, according to Energy Air Senior Project Manager, Louie Marquez. “Senior Foreman, Andrés Flores did a fantastic job keeping up with the day-to-day challenges that inevitably occur with an HVAC renovation project like this,” said Marquez. “He did a great job keeping up with the schedule and looking ahead to prevent any potential road blocks.” The two-month schedule, which ran from June 2014 to August 2014, was achieved by working 10-hour shifts six days a week for six weeks, with seven days straight on some weeks. “Jorge Martinez, Senior Pipe Foreman, also did a stand-up job as chilled-water foreman,” added Marquez. “Because of the efforts of the entire team, we were able to close out the job strong.” Energy Air was contracted by Williams Company Tampa to complete the mechanical scope of work for this 104,000-square-foot elementary school renovation, which included replacing 10 Trane Built Up Performance Climate Changer chilled-water air handling units, four DX split systems, VAVs and associated ductwork, piping, fans, ventilation and hookups. All in all, 62,000 pounds of sheet metal was installed, and the Energy Air team self-performed close to 85% of the HVAC scope, with 5,351 man hours associated with ductwork and equipment and 1,200 hours associated with chilled water and direct expansion piping. The installed mechanical value of the project was just over $1 million. ABC’s Excellence in Construction program has become the premier competition within the construction industry that recognizes outstanding construction performance. Energy Air, Inc., an open-shop contractor that ranks as one of the top specialty contractors by Orlando Business Journal and ENR Southeast, has received more than 27 ABC Excellence in Construction awards and is an active member of Associated Builders and Contractors, a non-profit trade association that represents 22,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms nationwide.