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Working with new facilities and renovations, we have designed mechanical and electrical systems for numerous K-12 schools throughout the Tampa Bay region. These projects have included classrooms, multimedia rooms, auditoriums, kitchens, laboratories, lecture halls, offices, gymnasiums and sports facilities. We have tenured relationships with The School Board of Hillsborough County, Polk County School Board and Pinellas County School Board.

Our experience with Higher Education includes projects at University of Tampa, University of South Florida, Polk State College, Florida Southern and Ultimate Medical Academy. Our experience includes: Classroom and lecture halls, multistory dormitories, student centers, kitchen and dining, libraries, a fitness center and campus art studio.

UT Benson Alex Riseman Fitness & Recreation Center – Phase II

Here are some progress photos from Phase II of the University of Tampa Fitness Center project. This phase includes an addition to the Fitness Center, with two floors of classroom space, office space, and a health assessment space. The building addition will include a penthouse to house all of the mechanical systems, and new ductwork […]

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In Progress – University of Tampa Ferman Fine Arts

This week we celebrated the topping off ceremony for the University of Tampa Ferman Fine Arts project. The new building is being designed and constructed to be a LEED candidate, which would make UT’s eighth LEED-certified building. We are proud to build sustainably for Education and the Arts in our community! Check out this video […]

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UT Benson Alex Riseman Fitness & Recreation Center

The University of Tampa’s 40,000 SF Fitness and Recreation Center features a two-story, open floor plan and with six group exercise rooms including an indoor cycling room, two fitness assessment rooms, a yoga room, and a flexible classroom to allow for educational and training functions, and numerous gathering/lounging areas throughout the building. This building was […]

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Polk State College

Analysis of the existing chiller and boiler plant serving the Winter Haven campus. The study included the review of existing air-conditioning capacity vs. estimated needs to meet current code compliance, as well as additional capacity for planned future construction. A Life Cycle Cost Analysis compared four air-conditioning schemes: water cooled centrifugal chillers, air-cooled chillers, thermal […]

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Jack R. Lamb Elementary School

New construction school with a central energy plant with two air-cooled chillers and thermal storage, variable air volume chilled water air handlers, energy recovery ventilators, VAV boxes with electric reheat and Direct Digital Controls. Project included a Life Cycle Cost Analysis of multiple HVAC schemes over 25-year period. Electrical design included utility service to building […]

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