July 24, 2014 energyair Share this post As an air conditioning contractor, summer is always a hectic time of year. The number of calls coming into our service department skyrockets, and our replacement team is extra busy completing change-outs for new and existing clients. In addition to our normal construction schedule, summer also means a number of school shutdown projects, and this year has been no different. Our team has been hustling to get a number of Orlando and Tampa-area educational facility projects and project phases completed. With some working seven days a week, others six, some 10-hour shifts and others 12, the team has definitely been working hard to accomplish these very aggressive schedules. Geneva Elementary School in Seminole County is scheduled for completion the first of August. We have manpower working seven days a week until then to complete the entire school renovation in a little more than 90 days. The chillers were recently started for the first three buildings so the owner can move into the newly renovated administration building. We’re thankful to our field team and shop employees for all the long hours they’ve worked to make this project a success. When complete, the installed mechanical value will be approximately $1.5 million. Clancy & Theys Construction Company is the general contractor for the project. We are just wrapping up the EL Bing Elementary School summer shut-down renovation in Tampa with Williams Company, which included removing and replacing 10 chilled-water air handling units, four DX split systems, VAVs and associated ductwork, piping, fans, variable frequency drives, ventilation and hookups. The scheduled was achieved by working 10-hour shifts six days a week for six weeks. Once complete, the installed mechanical value will be more than $1 million. Lakeview Middle School central energy plant & air handler renovation in Winter Garden is also nearing completion. The rooftop air handler and two stage air handlers have been demoed and the new air handlers have been installed. We’re also installing all new pumps, piping and variable frequency drives. The team worked 12-hour days for four days to get the system back up and running. The big challenge though was keeping the chilled water system running while we demoed most of the room in preparation for the new pumps and inertia bases. This was accomplished by keeping one of the primary and secondary pumps online during demo. We were contracted with Wharton Smith to complete the HVAC scope of work, which is valued at approximately $600,000. We recently finished the first phase of Cypress Creek High School with the completion of the Gymnasium & Locker Rooms, Culinary Arts Building, Buildings 300 and 1300, and the new Central Energy Plant. Phase 2 construction commences with Building 800, a new two-story classroom building. For more information on this project’s HVAC scope of work, see post from 3/31/14 and post from 12/19/13.