EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure and facilities services for a diverse range of businesses, announced that its Central Mechanical Construction subsidiary has been awarded a contract for the renovation and restoration of mechanical and plumbing systems for the Volar Army Barracks Complex located at Ft. Riley, Kansas.
Central Mechanical will be responsible for installing the mechanical systems at the Volar Barracks Complex, comprised of 223,600 square feet and 13 buildings. The company will also be responsible for HVAC equipment renovation, complete ductwork replacement, and complete HVAC pipe replacement in the buildings.
In addition, Central Mechanical will be responsible for the plumbing for the renovation project, which will involve installation of a water distribution system, including expansion, replacement, improvements, and/or alterations, as well as fixture replacements. The project will incorporate the use of solar water heating to offset approximately 50% of domestic hot water demand and will achieve 30% energy reduction.
The project team will attempt to achieve LEED Silver certification for all 13 buildings. Seven of the Volar barracks buildings are funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 program.
“It’s an honor to be able to contribute to these important Army facilities and all the men and women of our country who will be utilizing them,” said John Lonker, President of Central Mechanical. “Central Mechanical brings to Volar Army Barracks Complex mechanical and plumbing best practices and extensive industry knowledge to provide high-performance facilities and long-term value, and meet the high standards synonymous with Ft. Riley.”