This project consisted of replacing all major components of the Central Energy Plant mechanical systems, including the chillers, cooling towers and related components spread over two floors and 134,000 SF of space within Building 101U onboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL. Our scope of work included the removal and replacement of (6) HVAC systems in the majority of the building and the replacement of all related electrical and life safety systems, including the fire sprinkler system. In addition, asbestos abatement in the existing ductwork and Test-and-Balance of all new systems was also included.
The facility is a highly secure building that was required to remain fully operational during the entire construction period. The construction phase was executed in two phases, in two to three shifts daily, to meet the hard end date. Temporary HVAC system provisions, such as temporary chiller, cooling tower and Air Handler Units were utilized to maintain the required operations. The facility had multiple areas and special equipment that were very sensitive to dust; temporary protection provisions were implemented for those areas.