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  • Client: Gilbane

  • Owner:

  • Location: New Albany, OH

  • Engineer: M Engineering

  • Architect: Acock & Associates

  • Scope: HVAC and Plumbing

  • Mechanical Value:

  • Project Type: Commercial

  • Project Description: HVAC and plumbing for this 350,000 SF distribution center.

  • Project Highlights: Speer Mechanical was responsible for all mechanical systems. A mechanical room provides HVAC for the distribution center. HVAC equipment includes two boilers, two chillers, and seven central air handling units. Three of the air handling units are large built-up air houses.

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  • Client: Infinity Construction Company

  • Owner: City of Avon

  • Location: Avon, Ohio

  • Engineer: O Sports/ Osborn Sports

  • Architect: RWL Architects Inc.

  • Scope: Plumbing and HVAC

  • Mechanical Value: $1,200,000.00

  • Project Type: Commercial, Recreation and Sports Facility

  • Project Description: Provide Plumbing and HVAC for new stadium.

  • Project Highlights: Plumbing and HVAC was installed for the restrooms, a complete kitchen, and three different bar areas for the new stadium. The project came in under budget and on schedule.

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  • Client: Gilbane

  • Owner: Chemical Abstracts

  • Location: Columbus, OH

  • Engineer: HAWA, Inc.

  • Architect:

  • Scope: HVAC, Plumbing, and Piping

  • Mechanical Value: $2,058,091.00

  • Project Type: Commercial

  • Project Description: 45,000 SF expansion for a computer data base center.

  • Project Highlights: Design called for installation of nine drycoolers installed in two rows, with piping to serve three additional coolers. Initial design required installation of the pipe runs between the two rows which would have obstructed access for future maintenance and repairs. Through the partnership of Speer Mechanical, the owner, and design engineer, an alternative layout was designed, allowing for easier access. The new design called for installation of pipe underneath the units instead of between the rows. The units were raised to accomodate the pipe. The installation was both functional and visually appealing.

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  • Client: Smoot Elford Resource

  • Owner: Columbus City Schools

  • Location: Columbus, Ohio

  • Engineer: Korda/Nemeth Engineering

  • Architect: Design Group

  • Scope: HVAC and Plumbing

  • Mechanical Value: $5,156,000.00

  • Project Type: Institutional

  • Project Description: Complete renovation of 183,367 SF high school and construction of a new 8,811 SF athletic complex.

  • Project Highlights: Speer Mechanical rose to the challenge as contractor for all HVAC and plumbing for the complete renovation of South High School, originally built in 1924 and considered eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Speer Mechanical worked with all trades and preservation consultants on the project.

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  • Client: Dugan & Myers

  • Owner: The Stonehenge Company

  • Location: Gahanna, Ohio

  • Engineer: Prater Engineering Associates, Inc.

  • Architect: Bird Hauk Collaborative

  • Scope: Plumbing

  • Mechanical Value: $172,200.00

  • Project Type: Commercial

  • Project Description: Provide all plumbing for an underground 310-space parking facility.

  • Project Highlights: Speer Mechanical was pleased to participate in the Olde Gahanna Revitalization Project by providing all of the plumbing for the Creekside Underground Garage. The garage services this east-side community, consisting of nearly 240,0000 SF of mixed-use development including fine dining, shopping, luxury residences, and access to pedestrian walkways along the restored Big Walnut Creek.

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  • Client: Dennis Group

  • Owner: Dole Fruit & Nut Company

  • Location: Springfield, OH

  • Engineer: The Dennis Group

  • Architect:

  • Scope:

  • Mechanical Value: $870,431.00

  • Project Type: Industrial - Food Processing

  • Project Description: This project included the installation of industrial piping and sanitary waste
    and HVAC for this 140,000 SF food processing facility.

  • Project Highlights: Speer Mechanical was responsible for underground plumbing systems and the
    office HVAC system. Speer provided design assistance for the office HVAC
    system to meet the schedule requirements.

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  • Client: Dugan & Meyers

  • Owner: Steiner & Associates

  • Location: Columbus, Ohio

  • Engineer: Speer Mechanical Design Build

  • Architect: Desman & Associates

  • Scope: Plumbing

  • Mechanical Value: $62,760.00

  • Project Type: Commercial

  • Project Description: Provide Design Build Services for all plumbing needs.

  • Project Highlights: Speer Mechanical Design Build Services included the storm drainage piping for this two-story garage. The Hilton at Easton Town Center is a full service, AAA 4 Diamond upscale hotel boasting 313 guest rooms.

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  • Client: Corna/Kokosing Construction Company

  • Owner: E Corp.

  • Location: Columbus, Ohio

  • Engineer: Korda/Nemeth Engineering

  • Architect: Acock & Associates

  • Scope: HVAC, Plumbing, and Building Automation

  • Mechanical Value:

  • Project Type: Commercial

  • Project Description: Easton Town Center was designed as a leisure center with emphasis on entertainment facilities, restaurants, and nightclubs. The structure is a two-level facility totalling 601,640 SF with two, multi-level parking structures.

  • Project Highlights: Speer Mechanical was responsible for HVAC, plumbing, and the building automation system for the core building and tenant finishes. Speer Mechanical furnished and installed all devices to make a complete building automation system for temperature control including tie-ins to the fire system, smoke evacuation, and building pressurization. In conjunction with AEP Communcations, who provided Datapult, a communications and energy management package, Speer Mechanical provided sub-metering of utilities. The project was driven by a demanding schedule with a requirement to complete the project in less than 12 months.

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  • Client: Corna/Kokosing Construction Company

  • Owner: Easton Town Center, LLC c/o Steiner + Associates, Inc.

  • Location: Columbus, Ohio

  • Engineer: Korda/Nemeth Engineering

  • Architect: Meacham & Apel Architects Inc.

  • Scope: Plumbing and HVAC Core and Shell Work, Special Projects

  • Mechanical Value:

  • Project Type: Commercial

  • Project Description: New, four-story mixed-use office building.

  • Project Highlights: Speer Mechanical provided the plumbing and HVAC core and shell work. The building provides retail space on the first floor and offices on the second, third, and fourth floors. Upon completion, the Speer Mechanical Special Projects Division was contracted to finish the tenant space for J. Jill retail stores and WomanKind Medical Office Space.

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  • Client: Turner Construction Company

  • Owner: Franklin County

  • Location: Columbus, OH

  • Engineer: Heapy and Dynamix

  • Architect: Hellmuth, Obata, Kassabaum Inc. and Moody Nolan

  • Scope:

  • Mechanical Value: $17,000,000.00

  • Project Type: Commercial - Plan/Spec

  • Project Description: New construction, LEED and Green Seal, for this $140-million, 14-story, Hilton Hotel.

  • Project Highlights: The Hilton hotel includes 532 guest rooms; 23,000 square feet of meeting space; 12,000 square foot ballroom; 160-seat restaurant and a 100-seat lounge.

    Speer Mechanical performed the fabrication and installation of the HVAC duct work, HVAC piping systems and the plumbing systems.

    The project was designed and modeled in REVIT. Speer Mechanical took the lead in the BIM coordination process, performed all clash detection in NavisWorks and chaired all coordination meetings.

    The hotel is designed to attain both LEED and Green Seal Certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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  • Client: Bassett Mechanical

  • Owner:

  • Location: Massillon, Ohio

  • Engineer: Bassett Mechanical

  • Architect:

  • Scope: Demo, Install Condensers, and Complete Piping Hookup

  • Mechanical Value: $580,000.00

  • Project Type: Industrial, Food Processing

  • Project Description: Demo all existing material and remove. Receive and set four ammonia condensers and complete piping hookups for each.

  • Project Highlights: Ammonia condensers were installed without any interruption to the Heinz Foodservice production schedule. The work schedule was coordinated with all trades to achieve a tight installation timetable, bringing the project in on schedule and under budget.

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  • Client: Holmes Cheese Co.

  • Owner:

  • Location: Wooster, Ohio

  • Engineer: Hinkel Engineering Inc.

  • Architect:

  • Scope: Plumbing and HVAC

  • Mechanical Value: $280,000.00

  • Project Type: Industrial, Food Processing

  • Project Description: Provide HVAC, plumbing, and process piping.

  • Project Highlights: The installation for a new process treatment facility allowed the facility to separate the whey from the waste water. The whey could then be dried and sold as a new product.

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  • Client: The Albert M. Higley Company

  • Owner: Kenyon College

  • Location: Gambier, Ohio

  • Engineer: Syska Hennessey Group, Inc.

  • Architect: Gund Partnership

  • Scope: HVAC and Plumbing

  • Mechanical Value: $3,090,600.00

  • Project Type: Institutional

  • Project Description: Provide HVAC and plumbing for the renovation of Peirce Hall.

  • Project Highlights: Speer Mechanical was awarded the contract to provide all mechanical for the renovation of Kenyon's iconic Peirce Hall. The historic building houses a dining hall, servery, classrooms, offices, and a 160-seat pub.

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  • Client: Corna Kokosing Construction Company

  • Owner: Motorist Mutual

  • Location: New Albany, OH

  • Engineer: Karpinski Engineering

  • Architect:

  • Scope:

  • Mechanical Value: $1,700,000.00

  • Project Type: Commercial - Plan/Spec

  • Project Description: Installation of plumbing and HVAC for a new-build data center.

  • Project Highlights: Speer Mechanical was contracted to install all plumbing and HVAC for this new 19,000 SF Tier III data center. The project included a mechanical room with three chilled water pumps, three dry coolers, two generators, two heat pumps and an air handler. In addition to the main HVAC system, two computer rooms required nine Liebert units, each requiring an elaborate control system, with all piping located under the raised computer-room floor.

    Tier III Data Center Requirements:

    • Single non-redundant distribution path serving the IT equipment
    • Non-redundant capacity components
    • Basic site infrastructure guaranteeing 99.671% availability
    • Redundant site infrastructure capacity components guaranteeing 99.741% availability
    • Multiple independent distribution paths serving the IT equipment
    • ALL IT equipment must be dual-powered and fully compatible with the topology of a site's architecture
    • Concurrently maintainable site infrastructure guaranteeing 99.982% availability

    A 15,000-gallon, fuel-oil tank was installed in an 18' deep, 40' long and 14' wide hole that was excavated within a few feet of a high voltage transformer in a high water table area during rainy conditions. Despite the extra safety precautions and the complexity of this project, Speer Mechanical was able to complete the job within the eight-month schedule.

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  • Client: Turner Construction

  • Owner: Columbus Downtown Development Corporation

  • Location: Columbus, OH

  • Engineer: Moody Nolan Architects, Inc.

  • Architect: Schooley Caldwell Associates

  • Scope: HVAC and Plumbing for Tenant Finish

  • Mechanical Value:

  • Project Type: Commercial

  • Project Description: HVAC and plumbing for a multi-floor tenant finish, USGBC LEED Gold Certified.

  • Project Highlights: Speer Mechanical installed the HVAC, associated piping, and plumbing for floors 4-6, while maintaining close coordination with all other contractors to keep the project on time and on schedule. Speer Mechanical played an integral role in the construction of the green renovation of the building which set national standards for office building renovations and achieved LEED Gold Certification, a set of standards and requirements established by the United States Green Building Council.

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  • Client: Equity, Inc.

  • Owner: Ohio Health

  • Location: Westerville, Ohio

  • Engineer: URS Corporation

  • Architect: URS Corporation

  • Scope: Plumbing

  • Mechanical Value: $455,000.00

  • Project Type: Institutional

  • Project Description: Plumbing construction.

  • Project Highlights: Speer Mechanical provided all plumbing construction for the core and shell of Ohio Health's Westerville Campus. The facility includes outpatient surgery, sleep services, and medical office space.

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  • Client: Honeywell Building Solutions

  • Owner: Robinson Memorial Hospital

  • Location: Ravenna, Ohio

  • Engineer: CCRD

  • Architect: Van Auken Akins

  • Scope: HVAC Upgrades and Energy Savings

  • Mechanical Value: $2,198,325.00

  • Project Type: Institutional, Health Care

  • Project Description: Replacement and various HVAC upgrades.

  • Project Highlights: Removal and replacement of outdated equipment improved the existing HVAC system and made the building more energy efficient. Successfully coordinating with subcontractors of all trades and working through the challenges of weather and the use of cranes, the project was completed in 24 hours while meeting all hospital safety procedures and regulations.

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  • Client: Agricultural Technical Institute

  • Owner: The Ohio State University

  • Location: Wooster, OH

  • Engineer:

  • Architect: RWL Architects Inc.

  • Scope: HVAC

  • Mechanical Value: $760,000.00

  • Project Type: Institutional, Higher Education

  • Project Description: Provide HVAC for renovation.

  • Project Highlights: Seventy-two unit ventilators were replaced and new chilled water pumps installed on a tight schedule to accommodate the availability of classrooms on campus for the start of school. The project entailed meticulous planning as well as monitoring of all electrical, temperature control, insulation, and test and balance subcontractors to facilitate the aggressive timeline.

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  • Client: The Ohio State University

  • Owner: The Ohio State University

  • Location: Columbus, Ohio

  • Engineer: Pepper Construction

  • Architect:

  • Scope:

  • Mechanical Value: $5,520,500.00

  • Project Type: Institutional

  • Project Description: Demolition and renovation of Sullivant Hall.

  • Project Highlights: Speer Mechanical performed major HVAC renovation and replacement for Sullivant Hall, with approximately 95% of the project comprising demolition for replacement. The $5.5 million project included rebuilds on three, existing air handlers and reconditioning of two, existing chillers. Speer Mechanical installed two, new, custom air handlers for the classrooms and art storage spaces of the building, and steam, steam condensate, heating hot water, chilled-water and condenser-water systems throughout the building.

    Due to the age and building configuration (four separate buildings were erected and joined together over 60 years), coordination of installed ductwork, piping systems and penetrations through existing walls, posed unique challenges. Eight-thousand (8,000) feet of pipe was installed.

    The project was a first for the university to recognize the benefits and consent of the use of Kingspan KoolDuct (phenolic board encapsulated with reinforced foil-facing on both sides) throughout project applications, including the roof.

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  • Client: The Ohio State University

  • Owner: The Ohio State University

  • Location: Columbus, OH

  • Engineer: Speer Mechanical

  • Architect:

  • Scope:

  • Mechanical Value: $1,406,842.00

  • Project Type: Institutional - Design-Build

  • Project Description: Replacement of existing chiller, cooling tower and chilled water pumps on the 13th and 14th floors of the Taylor Tower dormitory building at OSU.

  • Project Highlights: As engineer of record for this design-assist project, Speer Mechanical first performed a 3D scan of the existing mechanical room to create a drawing, serving as the basis for the installation and as a preview for the building owner to see exactly how the new installation would look. Speer Mechanical performed all of the commissioning and all of the balance and temperature control for the installation, while a third-party engineer, hired by Speer Mechanical, assisted with the installation and performed the third-party commissioning inspection.

    Prior to installation, Speer Mechanical demolished the existing piping and equipment. The new cooling tower was shipped in pieces and assembled in place. Cranes were used to lift the cooling tower, chiller and all associated piping. The chiller was carefully rigged, and an existing louvered opening in the side of the building was used to fit the chiller into the mechanical room. The existing cooling tower roof opening was used to fit the new cooling tower into the building.

    The project was completed on-time, despite both a 10-day delay to the project start date and a 10-day delay due to late delivery of the owner-approved chiller.

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  • Client: Gilbane Building Company

  • Owner: The Ohio State University

  • Location: Wooster, OH

  • Engineer: CCRD

  • Architect: Van Auken Akins

  • Scope: HVAC & Plumbing

  • Mechanical Value: $7,300,000.00

  • Project Type: Institutional

  • Project Description: Provide HVAC, Plumbing, Process Piping, and 3D Coordination.

  • Project Highlights: The secure biocontainment facility is the second built in the U.S. and the first in Ohio. The facility includes two BSL-3 enhanced laboratories and four BSL-3 Ag animal isolation laboratories. All incoming air, exhaust air and ventilation air must pass through various levels of HEPA filtration. All penetrations through floors are welded to stainless steel inserts poured into concrete. Mechanical systems included chillers, boilers, tissue digester, effluent containment systems, welded stainless steel ductwork and piping.

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  • Client: CB Richard Ellis

  • Owner: STRS

  • Location: Columbus, OH

  • Engineer: Prater Engineering

  • Architect: Jester, Jones, Schifer

  • Scope: HVAC Renovation

  • Mechanical Value:

  • Project Type: Commercial

  • Project Description: HVAC portion of a major corporate renovation including sheet metal for ductwork and HVAC piping, and controls for 139,000 SF of existing office space, common areas, lower level athletic facilities, and garage area of Corporate Hill I for new general office space Worthington Industries.

  • Project Highlights: Speer Mechanical completed the entire project ahead of schedule through successful field management by the project foreman to drive the schedule for the other trades. The mechanical portion of the project included a new VAV distribution system with Teletrol controls. Speer Mechanical removed the AHUs from the rooftop while the roof was repaired and then reset four, new- and three, reused-units.

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