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PepBoys

Homewood, Alabama

  • Demolition and renovation to 29,000 SF of existing building in Homewood, Alabama.  Services included demolition, plumbing, fire protection and HVAC systems design.
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Dunn Office Building

Birmingham, Alabama

  • Project scope included mechanical and plumbing design.  Project received LEED Silver certification.  Design team utilized building information modeling (BIM) through the design and construction process.
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Pensacola Naval Air Station

Pensacola, Florida

  • Design for conversion of existing controls to new Direct Digital Controls compatible with existing Siemens base-wide DDC system.  The control drawings furnished with the RFP serve as the basis for identifying specific systems and quantities of control devices to be installed in four buildings.  The system included 502 total points.  Our design services included the Electrical Design required for providing nw power feeds to stand-alone DDC panels and the conversion of existing inlet vanes to Variable Frequency Drives (VFD's) at four Air Handling Units.  Also provided Third-Party Commissioning Agent Services as part of the project.
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Borgers Expansion

Vance, Alabama

  • Pinnacle Engineering provided mechanical, plumbing and fire protection systems design services for this expansion.
   
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Senior Adult Mental Health Facility: Pickens County Medical Center

Carrollton, Alabama

  • Provided Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection design services for renovation of 5000 SF of 2nd floor space to be used for inpatient and psychiatric follow-up services designed to meet the emotional, behavioral and physical needs of senior adults. Through a structured plan of individual counseling, group therapy, medication management, nursing services, coordinated activities and family support, patients are given every opportunity to enhance their social, physical and mental well being; $1.1 million construction budget.
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DCH Regional Medical Center: Pharmacy Laboratory

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Design of HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection systems for the renovation of 4300 SF of existing hospital space for conversion to main in-patient pharmacy; scope included addition of a Level I clean room and support areas.
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DCH Regional Medical Center: Boiler Plant Modifications

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Provided mechanical engineering services as the Prime Consultant for modifying flue for an existing 600 Bhp boiler to correct venting problems. Power ventilator with variable speed controller was utilized. Provided mechanical engineering services for complete modernization of boiler plant controls. Boiler plant consists of 2-600 Bhp and 2-300 Bhp steam boilers and associated equipment. $540,000 construction budget.
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Alabama National Cemetery: National Cemetery Association

Montevallo, Alabama

  • Phase I construction of approximately 45 acres to provide over 8400 gravesites; site included administration and public information center complex with electronic gravesite locator and public restrooms; also included maintenance building and equipment storage. Provided mechanical and plumbing design services to the Prime Consultant.
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Carlisle Industries

Vance, Alabama

  • Provided design for Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection systems for a 90,000 SF addition to an existing automotive support plant. Plant provides injection molded dash assemblies for Mercedes
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Radici Spandex

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Design of electric base-load boiler for implementing fuel switching control strategy to decrease utility operating costs
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Recticel

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • 94,000 SF expansion to an existing production facility. Provided mechanical construction documents for a 1,000-ton centrifugal chiller system, a 350 Hp hot water boiler, central station air handling units, and production booth ventilation systems.
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ZF Industries

Vance, Alabama

  • 45,000 SF addition to an existing automotive plant. Plant provides axle components and assemblies for Mercedes. Provided design for HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems.
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Ogihara Stamping Plant

Birmingham, Alabama

  • Mechanical design services provided for a 150,000 SF addition of a new press bay and new assembly bay. A new centrifugal water-cooled compressor system was designed to handle the additional compressed air requirements due to expansion; included renovation of main offices and conference room expansion.
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Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama

  • Swine Research Facility and Laboratory:Provided Mechanical and Plumbing engineering services for single story, 5,500 SF animal research laboratory.
  • Meats Laboratory Demonstration Kitchen:Provided Mechanical and Plumbing engineering services for 750 SF kitchen in research laboratory.
  • Poultry Disease Research Laboratory:Provided Mechanical and Plumbing engineering services for 900 SF animal research facility.
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Jefferson State Community College: Carson Hall Chemistry Lab

Birmingham, Alabama

  • Provided Mechanical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection engineering services for replacement of existing fume hoods in four chemistry laboratories in existing classroom building; $300,000 construction budget.
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University of Alabama: Ridgecrest Residence Hall

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Provided Mechanical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection engineering services for 378,000 SF, 4-story residence hall; $36.2 million construction budget
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University of Alabama: Lakeside Residence Hall

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Provided Mechanical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection engineering services for 215,500 SF, 4-story residence hall; $21 million construction budget
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Tuskegee University: Olivia Davidson Hall

Tuskegee, Alabama

  • Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager for renovations to the Mechanical Systems, including removal of original equipment, replacement with new equipment, upgrade of controls, and general improvements to meet new building codes for ventilation requirements.
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Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest

Vestavia Hills, Alabama

  • A new three-story library building totaling 33,000 SF; building systems feature under-floor air distribution with CO2 sensors, water-conserving plumbing fixtures, recycled greywater system for building water closets and urinals, mechanical equipment using non-CFC based refrigerants and monitoring devices to measure and verify energy consumption. The completed building will be LEED certified according to the current program requirements of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Construction budget approximately $7 million.
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Faulkner State Community College: Sun Chief Hall

Bay Minette, Alabama

  • Provided Mechanical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection engineering services for 85,000 SF, 3-story residence hall. Mechanical systems included central station air handling units and terminal VAV boxes with electric reheat; fire protection system included fire pump; construction budget $8.7 million.
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Auburn University Miller Gorrie Center for Building Science

Auburn, Alabama

  • Provided Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection engineering services for 35,500 SF, three-story classroom/laboratory/office building; connected to Central Plant chilled water and hot water loop; project received the first LEED Gold Certification in the state of Alabama; when compared with other buildings on campus of similar square footage and occupancy patterns, this building consumed 40% less electricity, 48% less chilled water and 27% less domestic water; construction budget $6.2 million.
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Auburn University Student Center

Auburn, Alabama

  • Provided Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection engineering services for new 185,000 SF, 3-story facility, including 7 food venues; connected to Central Plant chilled water and hot water loop; construction budget $52 million.
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University of Alabama at Birmingham Vaccine & T-Cell Research Laboratory

Birmingham, Alabama

  • Provided Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection engineering services for 13,000 SF renovation in Community Care Building for AIDS/HIV research.
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DCH – Regional Medical Center Cancer Treatment Center

Tuscaloosa. Alabama

  • Provided Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection systems design with infrastructure connections to existing utilities & central plant facilities without interruption to service in existing hospital; $35 million construction budget
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DCH – Regional Medical Center Major Renovations and Additions

Tuscaloosa. Alabama

Provided Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection design services, including the following: 120,000 SF Addition of South Wing, Sixth and Seventh Floors; Third Floor South Wing Renovation, Fifth Floor South Wing Renovation, Fourth Floor South Wing Renovation, Conference Chapel Addition and Renovation, Radiology Renovation, Cath Lab Renovation, MRI, and Central Sterile.
  • Renovation & Addition of Surgery Suite: 13 operating rooms, recovery, doctor's lounge, and nurse's lounge.
  • Central Plant: Replacement of two 600 Hp Boilers and two 1100-ton chillers.
  • Long-term Care Unit: Renovation on 4th Floor North.
  • Emergency Department: multi-phased renovation; $2.6 million total budget.
  • ICU Renovation & Addition: 2 floors of patient rooms converted to two 16-bed ICU units.
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First Baptist Church Renovations and Additions

Dalton, Georgia

  • Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager for Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection systems design for renovation of existing 7,000 SF sanctuary, 22,000 SF Family Life Center, 56,000 SF worship center and 38,200 SF 2-story education building addition; $10.2 million construction budget.
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Church at Cahaba Bend

Helena, AL

  • Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager for Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection systems design for a new 15,000 SF facility, including sanctuary, administrative offices and education classrooms; $1.9 million construction budget.
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Cain’s Chapel United Methodist Church New Auditorium & Worship Center

Holtville, Alabama

  • Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager for Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection systems design for a 12,000 SF addition to the existing facility; $1.4 million construction budget.
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St. James United Methodist Church Sanctuary and Education Building

Montgomery, Alabama

  • Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager for Mechanical, Plumbing and fire Protection systems design for 2-story, 51,000 SF addition, including sanctuary, chapel and classrooms; $6.2 million construction budget.
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Oak Mountain Presbyterian Sanctuary & Education Building

Birmingham, Alabama

  • Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager for Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection systems design for 2-story, 58,000 SF addition, including sanctuary, education classrooms and administrative offices; $6.9 million construction budget.
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St. Cecilia Catholic Church

Jasper, Alabama

  • Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager for Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection systems for 16,000 SF facility including sanctuary, kitchen and dining facility; $1.8 million construction budget.
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Church of the Highlands Grants Mill Road Campus

Birmingham, Alabama

  • Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager for Mechanical systems for new facility consisting of a 2400-seat worship center of approximately 28,000 SF, a 10,500 SF youth worship center with commercial-grade kitchen and a 70,500 SF two-story education & administration building; $14 million construction budget.
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The Summit VI Office Building

Birmingham, Alabama

  • Project Manager and Mechanical Engineer for Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection systems for tenant fitout for 35,000 SF for accounting firm, including private offices, conference rooms, IT equipment rooms; Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection systems design; $ 1.6 million construction budget.
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Crescent Building

Birmingham, Alabama

  • Project Manager and Mechanical Engineer for tenant fitout for Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection systems for 140,000 SF office building.
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Alabama Power Headquarters Complex

Birmingham, Alabama

  • Data Center: 16,000 SF space provided with mechanical upgrade for cooling redundancy. Project included 260 tons of dual coil computer room units, dry cooler central plant located on the roof, and primary/secondary Glycol pumping system.
  • New Central Plant, Phase 1: 5,500 SF central plant building to house hot water boilers and centrifugal chillers to serve adjacent 1.2 million SF headquarters complex. Piping from central plant (2-16” chilled water, 2-6” hot water) was routed under pedestrian crosswalk from parking deck over a city street. Hot water system included 2-1560 kW boilers, associated pumps, distribution piping, and plate & frame heat exchangers that replaced existing steam shell and tube heat exchangers. Central Plant included provisions for future installation of centrifugal chillers, cooling towers, plate & frame waterside economizer, and pumps. New automation controls were interfaced with existing Building Automation System.
  • New Central Plant, Phase 2: Two 1,000-ton centrifugal chillers, two 1,000-ton cooling towers, condenser water filtration system, plate & frame water-side economizer, associated pumps, ASHRAE Standard 15 ventilation system, and automation system. Cooling towers were mounted on a service platform located on the roof of central plant building. New chilled water system operates in parallel with existing ice storage system.
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Auburn University: Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

Auburn, Alabama

  • Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection design services for a new 40,000 SF fine arts facility incorporating a lobby, office suite, seven exhibition galleries, a museum shop, a café, an auditorium, and a terrace overlooking a lake. The lower level accommodates a vault system, a carpentry shop and staff and security offices. $7.4 million construction budget.
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Tuscaloosa Fire & Rescue Service Training & Logistics Facility

Tuscaloosa, AL

  • Mechanical systems design for 1800 SF renovation and conversion of existing fire station to Training & Logistics Facility; $110,000 construction budget.
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Birmingham Fire Department Station #12

Birmingham, AL

  • Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager for Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection systems for new 3-bay 7900 SF fire station, including dedicated vehicle exhaust system, day room, sleeping quarters, kitchen and locker room; $1.0 million construction budget.
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Birmingham Fire Department Station #11

Birmingham, AL

  • Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager for Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection systems design for new 8500 SF fire station, including 3 bays with dedicated vehicle exhaust system, day room, sleeping quarters, kitchen and locker room; $1.1 million construction budget.
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Alabama Power Company Headquarters Complex

Birmingham, AL

  • New Central Plant, Phase 1: Prime consultant for the design of 5,500 square foot central plant building to house hot water boilers and centrifugal chillers to serve adjacent 1.2 million square foot headquarters complex. Piping from central plant (2-16” chilled water, 2-6” hot water) was routed under pedestrian crosswalk from parking deck over city street. Hot water system included 2-1560 kW boilers, associated pumps, distribution piping, and plate & frame heat exchangers that replaced existing steam shell and tube heat exchangers. Central Plant included provisions for future installation of one 1500-ton and two1000- ton centrifugal chillers, cooling towers, plate & frame waterside economizer, and pumps. New automation controls were interfaced with existing Building Automation System.
  • New Central Plant, Phase 2: Prime consultant for the installation of two 1,000-ton centrifugal chillers, two 1,000-ton cooling towers, condenser water filtration system, plate & frame water-side economizer, associated pumps, ASHRAE Standard 15 ventilation system, and automation system. Cooling towers were mounted on a service platform located on the roof of central plant building. New chilled water system operates in parallel with existing ice storage system.
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VA Medical Center: Air Handling Unit Replacements

Birmingham, AL

  • Air Handling Unit Replacements: Prime consultant for the replacement of 4 outdated, problematic air handling units (AHU's), return fans (RF's) and associated equipment in Building 1 and Building 6 attics. Project included the abatement of asbestos containing material in the attics and duct chases and the replacement of secondary chilled water and hot water secondary pumps. Existing louvers were removed for equipment access to building attics. After removal of AHU's and installation of new units, new louver/damper assemblies were installed. AHU discharge duct size was increased. The duct was replaced to the chase and just past the top floor branch to achieve sufficient airflow. Existing outdated AHU and RF variable speed drives (VSD's) were replaced, along with control devices, dampers and alarms. New equipment was connected to the existing Siemens energy management system for proper monitoring and control.
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VA Medical Center: Emergency Generator Fuel Tank Replacement

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Emergency Generator Fuel Tank Replacement: Prime consultant for replacement of existing underground fuel tanks with new aboveground fuel tanks for two emergency generators.
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VA Medical Center: Emergency Chilled Water Connections

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Emergency Chilled Water Connections: Prime consultant for the addition of piping connections at existing chilled water central plant and at several other locations on campus to allow for the connection of temporary chilled water services. Scope of work also included contingency planning for locations and required capacities for temporary equipment.
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VA Medical Center: Boiler Plant Replacement

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Boiler Plant Replacement: Prime consultant for the replacement of existing steam boilers with 4 – 13,800 lb/hr 200-psi steam boilers. Construction was phased so that at least two boilers were available for use at all times. Scope of work also included installation of all new ancillary system components including deaerator, boiler feed pumps, water softener system, condensate storage pumps, chemical treatment system, and new automation / boiler management / boiler monitoring system.
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DCH – Regional Medical Center

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Boiler #2 Flue Modifications: Provided mechanical engineering services for modifying flue for an existing 600 Bhp boiler to correct venting problems. Power ventilator with variable speed controller was utilized.
  • Boiler Plant Automation: Provided mechanical engineering services for complete modernization of boiler plant controls. Boiler plant consists of 2-600 Bhp and 2-300 Bhp steam boilers and associated equipment.
  • Cooling Tower #1 Modifications: Provided mechanical engineering services for upgrading capacity of existing 1,000-ton ceramic cooling tower to 1,150 tons.
  • Chiller Plant Automation: Provided mechanical engineering services for complete modernization of chiller plant controls. Chiller plant consists of 1-1000 ton and 3-1150 ton centrifugal chillers, associated cooling towers and pumps.
  • Chiller #2 Replacement: Prime consultant for replacement of existing 750-ton chiller with 1,150-ton chiller. Upgraded ceramic cooling towers from 750-ton capacity to 1,150-ton capacity. Replaced associated pumps and interfaced chiller with new automation system
  • Secondary Chilled Water System: Provided study of existing secondary chilled water system and made recommendations for improving performance of chilled water distribution system. Implementation of recommendations resulted in the reducing the chilled water demand from the central plant and enabled the chillers to operate in an N+1 manner during the summer. Previously, all chillers were required to operate to meet secondary system demand requirements.
  • Chiller Plant Piping Modifications: Provided mechanical engineering services for modifying chilled water and condenser water piping to allow pumping redundancy. Plate & frame heat exchanger was also added to allow for waterside economizer use. Chiller plant controls and sequences were modified as required to allow for new system operations.
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Bartow Arena: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama

  • As the Prime Consultant, provided Project Management and Mechanical engineering design services at this 8,500 seat multi-purpose facility for the installation of replacement mechanical system, including (2) 455-ton water-cooled chillers, (2) 1365 GPM cooling towers with Variable Frequency Drives for tower fan motors, (1) 7½ Hp duplex control air compressor, (2) Chilled Water Pumps and (2) Condenser Water Pumps. Retained the services of Architect, Structural and Electrical engineers as subconsultants. Construction budget $1.3 million.
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Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex

Birmingham, Alabama

  • Chiller Replacement: Prime consultant for the installation of one new 1300-ton centrifugal chiller to existing absorption chiller. Scope of work also included ASHRAE Standard 15 ventilation system.
  • Cooling Tower Replacement: Prime consultant for the replacement of existing wood cooling tower with new 1300 ton, stainless steel, quad-cell induced draft cooling tower. Scope of work also included new condenser water pumps, cooling tower filtration system, and new controls for interfacing with existing building automation system.
  • Chiller Plant Interconnection: Prime consultant for piping modifications to allow interconnection between Main Mechanical Plant and East Mechanical Plant.
  • Boiler Automation: Prime consultant for replacement of existing boiler controls for three existing dual fired steam boilers. Purpose of control upgrade was to increase boiler efficiency, document fuel use and steam production, monitor operation in control room, and provide alarms.
  • Generator Replacement: Prime consultant for the replacement of existing emergency generator located in boiler plant.
  • Water Softener Replacement: Provided mechanical engineering services for the replacement of the original water softener system with new system tanks and controls.
  • Chiller Conversions: Retrofit of four centrifugal chillers and conversion from R-11 to R-123
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Chiller Plant Study: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama

  • Centrifugal chillers range from 110 tons to 4,000 tons each. Thirty-one centrifugal chillers provide chilled water needed for air conditioning in a total of 64 UAB buildings. Fifty-six of these buildings are on the Central Utilities System. This system is comprised of three plants, with 38,100 tons installed capacity. The underground chilled water piping ranges from 6 inch to 36 inch in diameter. Sixteen (16) smaller centrifugal chillers totaling 5,684 tons are located in eight decentralized buildings. Provided an evaluation and report of capital replacement costs, developed budgets and prioritized replacement schedule.
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Engineering Building: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama

  • Prepared study evaluating conditions in existing computer room and provided recommendations to correct existing cooling problems; provided mechanical engineering services for renovating existing 1,000 SF classroom for use as a modern computer-training lab.
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Administration Building: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama

  • Prime consultant for removal of existing 600-ton chiller/cooling tower and replacement with two 300-ton centrifugal chillers and cooling towers. Chillers and cooling towers were located in penthouse on the fourteenth floor. Scope of work also included replacement of domestic water booster system and hydro-pneumatic storage tank, cooling tower filtration system, ASHRAE Standard 15 ventilation system, and upgraded motor control center. Changeover was completed during Christmas Holiday without disruption to normal building operations.
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Central Plant No. 2 & 3: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama

  • Prime consultant for addition of 2,000-ton chiller/cooling tower with infrastructure to support future 2,000-ton addition. Design included primary and secondary chilled water pumps, condenser water pump, cooling tower platform, and control automation. Prime consultant for removal of existing 350-ton and (2) 450-ton chillers and cooling towers with (2) 700-ton chillers and cooling towers. Provisions were also made for the addition of future 700-ton chiller/cooling tower. Scope of work also included re-piping plant as primary/secondary chilled water distribution, renovation of existing plate & frame heat exchanger, new electrical switchboard and motor control center, cooling tower filtration system, ASHRAE Standard 15 ventilation system, and full plant automation system. Work was performed during academic year without disruption to normal building operations.
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Pinnacle ENGINEERING, INC.

2111 Parkway Office Circle Suite 125 Birmingham, AL 35244   ¦   Ph. 205.733.6912   ¦   Fax 205.733.6913