ACI Mechanical was part of the new Ames High School building project. Over two years, 55.000 field hours, our engineers, technicians, and administrative staff completed on time and within budget. The project included the fabrication and installation of HVAC ductwork, chillers, and hydronic piping.
ACI Mechanical received the contract for the $9-million-dollar Mechanical portion of the project and completed detailed layout drawings for the installation. ACI installed 90,000 pounds of galvanized and stainless steel ductwork, 29 air handling units, and 10,000 feet of Hydronic Piping.
Construct a state-of-the-art facility that includes an entire temperature-controlled facility with redundant air handling systems with HEPA filter housing and a building waste system that can be contained in storage tanks before being transferred to the process waste building, ensuring that the environment is not exposed to potentially dangerous and contagious pathogens.
ACI Mechanical assembled a team of talented engineers, including civil, structural, and landscaping, as well as specialty subcontractors, to submit a $17.3 million GMP and construction methodology to HAS to install a replacement overhead piping system with a routing plan and support structures.
An efficiency upgrade of the mechanical systems serving the main areas of Boone HS. ACI replaced two chillers and condensing units to serve the school’s East wing, 6 Air Handling Units and 12 VAVs to deliver clean, conditioned air to classrooms, and finally, a new Pool Dehumidification Unit to ensure the pool is a more enjoyable space. Along with new ductwork, piping, and controls, the Boone HS retrofit is a complete efficiency upgrade.
Iowa State University Marston Hall – Ames, Iowa
ACI Mechanical used the delay to BIM model the mechanical systems completely. A constant flow of field measurements was transferred back to our modeling team. The model produced a coordinated layout that allowed our manufacturing facility to prefabricate four floors of ductwork and HVAC piping mains and branch lines. Extensive prefabrication reduced our rough-in durations by two weeks per floor, allowing the finishing trades an equal headstart.