Hillsborough County Chiller Plant Project
The Hillsborough County Chiller Plant Project incorporated a new fifteen hundred ton Trane Centravac to their existing Chiller plan along with 84 Calmac ice storage tanks. The project not only expanded the Chiller Plan but also insured that the plant will operate at a far lower cost because much of the load will be shifted to make ice at night when rates are lower.
The new configuration will also allow other organizations to benefit. The Chiller Plant was tied into the existing Hillsborough County Schools Administration Building and will supply the flow of water to the two buildings. "It was a challenge tying the downtown together, however the benefit of saving energy and money for the County outweighed the costs of the construction work," says Art Faggion of Poole & Kent, Mechanical Contractors.
Tampa International Airport / Airside C
After a glitzy grand opening celebration on the evening of April 16th, 2005 with Governor Jeb Bush in attendance, Tampa International Airport’s brand new Airside “C” opened to accolades from the aviation industry and Tampa Bay community. The $135 million structure is an effective blend of aesthetics and functional design which pays tribute to Tampa’s successful vision of establishing a world-class airport. Supported mechanically with 2,000 tons of air conditioning equipment and components, the 4 million annual passengers that come through the airport find themselves in near perfect indoor comfort. MCA of Central Florida contractors are proud to have played an integral role in Tampa International’s achievement. Airside C is the third new terminal expansion by member contractors since 1994.
The last two terminal buildings have been design-build efforts where the Owner, General Contractor, Architect, Engineers, Prime Mechanical and Prime Electrical subcontractors have worked together in a fast track effort to finalize the design while construction was underway. This format was a tremendous success on the last project and has proven to be equally successful on the Terminal “C” Expansion.
Extensive underground piping was installed under the streets of downtown Tampa.
Airside "C" under construction.
Rendition of the finished terminal.
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