Mechanical Services, Inc. Honored For Mechanical Contracting Excellence
EMCOR Firm Receives First Place Eagle Award From Associated Builders and Contractors
ORLANDO, FL – November 2, 2010 – EMCOR Services MSI–Mechanical Services has been recognized for contracting excellence with a First Place Eagle Award as part of the Central Florida Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) 2010 Excellence in Construction awards competition. MSI was recognized in the HVAC, Commercial $10 - $20 million category for its work on the Darden Restaurant Support Center in Orlando.
A leading mechanical contractor in Central and Southwest Florida, MSI is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure and facilities services for a diverse range of businesses.
Darden's new Restaurant Support Center sits on a 57-acre campus and includes a 17,000-square-foot data center. The Restaurant Support Center is the largest office building constructed in Orlando in the last decade. It is also one of the first projects of its size in the state of Florida to be Gold-certified by the USGBC's LEED for New Construction program.
MSI's scope of work on the project included the supply and installation of 1,700 tons of high efficiency air conditioning, which supports 450,000 square-feet of space including office support areas, a data center, seven test kitchens and an employee cafeteria. Additionally, MSI designed and installed the Building Automation System for the entire campus, which controls and monitors the building environment and energy efficiency of all systems on the campus.
The installation by MSI of the high-efficiency A/C units contributed to the project's LEED Gold Certification. Several other variables contributed to maximizing the efficiency of the indoor air quality, such as the use of low VOC-emitting (volatile organic compounds) sealants, adhesives and specialized filter media on the ductwork. MSI also provided lean construction methods to ensure that there was a reduction in the wasted metal generated on the project.
"It was an honor to have assisted Darden in its commitment to maximizing work-environment quality through natural ventilation, daylighting and sustainable design elements," said William Dillard, Chief Executive Officer of MSI. "The ABC Award is a testament to MSI's ability to successfully complete large, cutting-edge projects that combine sustainability and energy-efficiency measures."
About Mechanical Services, Inc.
EMCOR Services MSI - Mechanical Services provides a full array of mechanical services, including 24-hour, 365-day mobile response and preventive maintenance, on-site building operations and maintenance services as well as HVAC and plumbing construction and retrofit services. MSI offers diverse specialties including HVAC predictive maintenance and service, system commissioning, microbial mitigation, building automation, Fast-Trac™ system replacement and design-build construction. Based in Orlando, with an office in St. Petersburg, Florida, MSI is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500 company with estimated 2010 revenues of $5.0 billion. EMCOR is a global leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure, and facilities services and a leading provider of critical infrastructure systems. EMCOR gives life to new structures and sustains life in existing ones by its planning, installing, operating, maintaining, and protecting the sophisticated and dynamic systems that create facility environments---such as electrical, mechanical, lighting, air conditioning, heating, security, fire protection, and power generation systems---in virtually every sector of the economy and for a diverse range of businesses, organizations and government. EMCOR represents a rare combination of broad reach with local execution, combining the strength of an industry leader with the knowledge and care of 170 locations. The 26,000 skilled employees of EMCOR have made the company, in the eyes of leading business publications, amongst the "World's Most Admired" and "Best Managed". EMCOR's diversity---in terms of the services it provides, the industries it serves and the geography it spans---has enabled it to create a stable platform for sustained results. The Company's strong financial position has enabled it to attract and retain among the best local and regional talent, to undertake and complete the most ambitious projects, and to redefine and shape the future of the construction and facilities services industry. Additional information on EMCOR can be found at www.EMCORGroup.com.