Fast Track Mission Critical HVAC for Fortune 500 Telecom Client

Facility Service Team Coordination and Collaboration a Success

Executive Summary

Led by Project Manager, John Faircloth, CES’s Facility Services team recently completed a successful $420K, fast-track, mission critical HVAC retrofit for a Fortune 500 telecommunication company in Naples Florida.  At CES, we understand that failure of a mission critical system – equipment, process, software – can result in failure of your business operations.  CES’s turn-key solutions allow CES to single source system design, installation, and maintenance for our clients.

The Work Included:
  • Redundant temporary HVAC systems
  • Demolition of existing 90-tons of Packaged HVAC
  • Installation of two (2) 40 ton air-cooled condensing units and Outdoor Performance Trane Climate Changer AHUs
  • New Variable Frequency Drives
  • Prime contracted General Contractor, Electrical, DDC Controls, Insulation, and Fire Alarm Services
  • Start-up Test and Check including One Year Warranty


The Telecom Client retained CES as the Prime Contractor for the mission critical HVAC improvements.  CES directly contracted and coordinated the General Contractor, multiple subcontractors, materials selection, fabrication and performance of mechanical, electrical, and fire protection scopes of work. The Telecom Client had two main goals for the project:

  1. The client required that the project be completed with zero tolerance for HVAC interruptions,
  2. and a fast-track construction schedule of three months.


As the Prime Contractor, CES successfully managed the General Contractor, Electrical, Insulation and Controls Contractors. CES was on time and on budget and experienced zero HVAC interruption and accidents. To achieve zero HVAC interruption CES successfully provided redundant temporary HVAC from demolition through final start-up of the new system.

CES has significant experience with difficult, fast-track mission critical projects. CES also enjoyed previous relationships with both the Telecom Client and the Engineer and understood the project’s goals and challenges. CES knew that to avoid as many scheduling issues as possible, it would require employing all its resources including:

  • Using its in-house engineering support to provide design/assist services;
  • Utilizing CAD modeling and Building Information Modeling (BIM) to reduce constructability issues;
  • Providing procedures and processes for redundant temporary equipment, startup, and commissioning.

Posted by Comprehensive Energy Services

Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc. is an award-winning, self performing provider and recognized leader in Design Build and Maintain Mechanical Contracting and Plumbing; providing a full range of advanced HVAC commercial, healthcare, and industrial services, including mechanical engineering design, mechanical construction, plumbing, IAQ, preventative maintenance and system maintenance throughout Florida.

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