T&G Constructors selected Comprehensive Energy Services (CES) for the mechanical work on the UCF Classroom Building 1 Air Handler Unit (AHU) Replacement project. The work included replacing nine (9) chilled water air handling units along with associated piping, ductwork, insulation, and building automation. The work was done while the building was in use so temporary air conditioning was included in CES’s scope. Most of the AHUs were shipped
“knocked down” and assembled in place by CES craft workers.
To stay ahead of the equipment and shipping delays that have impacted our industry, UCF pre-purchased the new units and they were securely stored at our shop. Call it a potential risk prior to the project start date, but –– with our strong vendor support and partnership with T&G on this project –– this was the most proactive solution to ensure the schedule would be met and the customer would be satisfied.
CES mobilized a crew of twenty (20) tradesmen and worked overtime to complete as much work as possible during UCF’s Winter Break. We completed six (6) of the nine (9) units while the building was unoccupied, which reduced the project schedule by two (2) months and lessened the impact on the building occupants.
CES has significant experience on mission-critical projects working in existing facilities without interruption to the occupants. CES’s performance-driven culture set the tone for this project from the get-go. We pride ourselves on being relationship-based, and when the opportunity to partner with T&G and the University of Central Florida came to fruition –– as a team –– we identified a proactive solution to execute a common goal and CES delivered! It was an honor to contribute to the Central Florida higher education community, and we look forward to future opportunities to work with UCF.