July 08, 2013 energyair Share this post The Energy Air team recently completed construction of the HVAC system for the new Eccleston Elementary School in Orange County. The 80,000 square foot new school includes a mix of chilled water and DX split systems totaling 300 tons of cooling. During the early stages of construction, Williams Company, the general contractor for the project, implemented the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for the coordination of overhead trades as well as the structural components of the building. The Energy Air CAD team took the lead on the creation of the base model and implementation of the mechanical system. Upfront BIM coordination meetings with the project team helped identify conflicts to be resolved prior to the creation of shop drawings and field implementation. According to Williams Company’s Project Manager, Brad Kubin, the quality of the project was enhanced through better production and less time solving field issues. “Given the aggressive schedule on this project, we were fortunate to have developed the right team to manage the BIM process,” said Kubin. “Energy Air played a critical role in getting base models created and hosting the coordination with our other trades. We are thankful to have Energy Air as a partner and feel they are true experts. Scott and his team’s experience and knowledge really enhanced the coordination effort of this project.” Upfront coordination for the project began in September 2012, and construction on the HVAC scope of work began in December. Now that the new school is complete, the existing school will be demolished.