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Bishop Street Apartments
Portland, Maine
Started: June 2016   Completed: April 2017
Cost: $760,000
Project Scope
This project consisted of a new construction, three-story, thirty-unit apartment building. ABM Mechanical is responsible for the underground and aboveground domestic water, sewer, storm drain, natural gas piping and HVAC systems. Heating and cooling is provide by two Trane Roof Top Units (RTU) paired with an Ingersoll Energy Recovery Units (ERV), four Mitsubishi City Multi Heat Pumps Systems, two natural gas fired HTP Elite Fire Tube Boilers, Fin Tube Radiation and associated ductwork. Hot water is supplied by the two HTP Boilers and two Turbomax Optimizer Indirect-fired Water Heaters, pumps, mixing valves and accessories.

Project Team
ABM’s Role: Plumbing & HVAC
Owner: Avesta Housing
General Contractor: Great Falls Construction Contractors
Subcontractors: Maine Controls, Hahnel Brothers Co., Yankee Balancing, Hi-tech Insulation, Wisdom Controls
Bucksport Waste Water Treatment Facility
Bucksport, Maine
Started: September 2016   Completed: March 2017
Cost: $1,135,000
Project Scope
This project consisted of a new construction of a Waste Treatment facility and renovations to the existing Operations Building. All Sewage Control and Storm Drain Piping was installed by Apex Construction. ABM Mechanical was responsible for Plumbing and HVAC Systems for the new Headworks, Digester, Disinfection and Storage Building.
For the Headworks Building, heating was provided by a new Boiler Room with (4) Viessmann Vitodens 200 Condensing Boilers, variable speed pumps with variable frequency drives (VFD), multiple Trane Unit Heaters, (2) new Trane Roof Top Units (RTUs) and associated ductwork, distribution piping and components. Additionally, ABM installed the domestic water service, a complete Digital Data Control (DDC) System, (2) 1000 gallon underground propane tanks and associated underground piping distribution system to serve the Boiler Room. The Boilers use a glycol feed system.
For the Blower and Digester Building, we installed a Greenheck Air Handling Unit (AHU) with a Modulator Operated Damper (MOD) System and associated ductwork, Fujitsu Mini-split Heat Pump for cooling and the domestic water entrance.
For the Disinfection Building, we installed a Trane Unit Heater served by the Headworks Boiler Room using underground plastic piping, exhaust fan and louvers.
For the Storage Building, we installed a Trane Unit Heater and associated propane (LP) piping and domestic water service.
The renovations in the Operations Building include Fujitsu Electric Air-to-air Heat Pumps, Trane Unit heaters, exhaust fans and associated ductwork.

Project Team
ABM’s Role: Plumbing & HVAC
Owner: Town of Bucksport, Maine
General Contractor: Apex Construction Inc.
Subcontractors: Twin City Sheet Metal, Brock Insulation, Maine Air Balance

Special Project Considerations
Due to the Headworks Building having multiple levels underground, fall protection, working from scaffolding and coordination with other trades made the project more challenging.
Dennis Paper Addition & Renovation
Hampden, Maine
Started: December 2016   Completed: June 2017
Cost: $235,550
Project Scope
This project consists of two new additions and renovations to the existing building. ABM Mechanical is responsible for the above and below ground Domestic Water, Sewer and Storm Drain Plumbing and HVAC Systems.
The renovation of the existing building includes new bathrooms, offices, warehouse floor drain improvements, sewer ejection system, Daiken Mini-split Heat Pump Ducted System for heating and cooling with electric radiant heat panels for supplemental heat and an eye wash station.
The new addition includes the addition of bathrooms, office space, loading dock and test kitchen with commercial exhaust hoods and a make-up air unit. Heating and cooling is provided by a Johnson Controls Roof Top Unit (RTU), variable air volume (VAV) boxes with electric reheat coils and associated ductwork.

Project Team
ABM’s Role: Plumbing & HVAC
Owner: Dennis Paper & Food Service
General Contractor: Food Tech Inc.
Subcontractors: Twin City Sheet Metal, Brock, Johnson Controls, Maine Air Balance, Cote Crane

Special Project Considerations
Tight schedule
Saco Mill Building #4 Renovation
Saco, Maine
Started: July 2016   Completed: July 2017
Cost: $1,630,000
Project Scope
This project consisted of a renovation of the four-story, 225,000 square foot, historic Saco Textile Mill into 150 loft style apartments and multiple commercial spaces. ABM Mechanical was responsible for the domestic water, sewer, drain and natural gas piping systems, fixtures and misc. equipment. Below is a partial list of equipment installed:
(2) Sewage Ejector Pumps, 32 GPM
(2) Natural Gas Turbomax Water Heaters, 120 Gallon Tanks
(2) Grundfos Magna Circulator Pumps, 4 GPM
(1) Grundfos BoosterpaQ Hydro MPC Domestic Water Booster Pump, 343 GPM

Project Team
ABM’s Role: Plumbing and HVAC
Owner: Chinburg Properties Inc.
General Contractor: Chinburg Builders Inc.
Subcontractors: Hi-Tech Insulation, Tekon Technical Consultants

Special Project Considerations
Some of the special considerations included preserving the building aesthetics, were possible, due to the loft style design. The wood and concrete floors were very thick which made coring holes a challenge.
Mason's Brewery
Brewer, ME
   Completed: May 2016
Cost: $320,000
Project Scope
ABM Mechanical provided design and installation of all Plumbing and HVAC Systems for the New 10,000 Square Foot Brewing Facility and Pub including three (3) York Ducted Heat Pump Systems with Gas Back-up Burners, a 1.2 MBTU Columbia Gas Fired Steam Boiler, Captive-Aire Make-up Air Units, RenewAire Energy Recovery Ventilators and a liquid chiller unit. Additionally, ABM provided piping and installation service for owner supplied brewery equipment.

Project Team
ABM Role: Mechanical Sub-contractor, Design and installation of all Plumbing and HVAC Systems
General Contractor: EL Shea
Subcontractors: Twin City Sheet Metal, Damon Insulation, Maine Air Balance
Owner: Mason's Brewery
Hilton Homewood Suites
Augusta, Maine
Started: June 2015   Completed: August 2016
Cost: $2,140,000
Project Scope
ABM provided the design and installation of the Plumbing & HVAC Systems for the new 86,952 square-foot, four story Hilton Homewood Suites.

The Domestic Water Distribution System is supplied by City Water. Domestic Water enters the building and supplies water to the plumbing fixtures and equipment through a CPVC Piping System. Domestic hot water is heated by two banks of five Natural Gas Fired Instantaneous Water Heaters with added storage of three 119 gallon storage tanks and then distributed to the plumbing fixtures at 120 degree and the Kitchen at 140 Degrees.

The heating is provided by two Natural Gas Fired Viessmann Vitodens 200 Condensing Boilers. The common and pool areas are heated by Air Handling Units (AHU). The corridors at each level are cooled, heated and ventilated by Trane Heat Recovery Units (HRU) located in the attic space. Each Guest Room is equipped with an Amana AHU that supplies outside air, heats and cools the room. The Information Technology (IT) Room is cooled by Fujitsu Mini-split Ductless Cooling Units.

The natural gas piping system was extended to supply the owner furnished indoor fire place and the outdoor cooking grills and fire pit
Below is a partial list of some equipment installed:
Domestic Water Heaters Max Output Rate of 1,999,000 BTU/HR
Amana Air Handling Units
Trane Fresh Air Furnace, 100 MBH
Trane Air Handling Units for common areas, 19.65 MBH to 65.75 MBH for cooling, 24.86 MBH to 80 MBH for Heating
Trane Air-cooled Condensing Units, 20.75 MBH to 65.75 MBH
Trane Cabinet Unit Heaters
Fujitsu Mini-Split Heat Pump, 18 MBH
Greenheck Air-to-air Heat Exchangers, 1800 CFM
Viessmann Vitodens 200 Condensing Boilers, 352 MBH
Taco and Grundfos Circulator Pumps

Project Team
ABM’s Role: Plumbing & HVAC
Owner: Mr. George Schot
General Contractor: ProCon Inc.
Subcontractors: New England Tech Air & Maine Steel, Damon Insurance, XL Mechanical, Yankee Balancing and Cote Crane
WEX Office Renovation
South Portland, ME
   Completed: March 2016
Cost: $1,900,000
Project Scope

The renovation project consists of a two (2) level interior renovation at the South Portland campus office building comprising of approximately 58,906 SF of area. ABM Mechanical provided design and installation of plumbing and mechanical services for this new office building. Design was based on 150 Tons of cooling load, utilizing a Daikin heat pump system. Heat pumps were located above ceilings, with an open return plenum system which substantially reduced the amount of ductwork to create more flexibility and cost effectiveness. Added Viessmann boilers help to inject heat into the system to maintain adequate loop temperatures when cooling tower reaches it’s lower limit heat recovery threshold.

Special Project Considerations
This project was under a very aggressive 18 week timeframe and ABM was able to completely satisfy the staffing requirements as well as administer subcontractors to comply with the accelerated schedule.

Project Team
General Contractor: Cianbro
Subcontractors: New England Tech Air, Metal, Maine Air Balance, Damon Insulation, XL Mechanical, Final Draft CAD
Cross Insurance Headquarters
Bangor, ME
   Completed: February 2015
Cost: $1,200,000.00
Project Scope

Renovation of the Bangor Daily News Building to the Cross Insurance Headquarters. To date Phase 1 and 2
of the renovations are completed, ABM performed all renovations within the plumbing and mechanical scope.
The BDN building systems were outdated and replaced with full climate controlled office and conference room
space utilizing new Viessmann boilers, new Greenheck heat recovery system for fresh air.

Project Team
General Contractor: Cianbro
Subcontractors: Twin City Sheet Metal, Maine Air Balance, Damon Insulation, XL Mechanical
Maine Savings Federal Credit Union
Old Town, ME
   Completed: July 2014
Cost: $325,600.00
Project Scope

ABM Mechanical provided design and installation of plumbing and mechanical services for this new Maine Savings Federal Credit Union Branch. There is an 18 ton closed loop Daikin Geothermal heat pump system that required 6 - 450 foot deep wells that are under the pavement in the parking lot. There is a Viessmann boiler that provides perimeter heat via fin tube baseboard and snow melt for the walkways around the building. Air conditioning and ventilation is provided by 10 Daikin air handlers.

Project Team
General Contractor: E.W. Littlefield
Subcontractors: Twin City Sheet Metal, Maine Air Balance, Damon Insulation, Pine State Drilling
Machias Savings Bank
Brewer, Maine
   Completed: April 2012
Cost: $300,000.00
Project Scope
Construction of a 12,000 sq. ft. two story building with a 1,560 sq. ft. community room on the second floor. The Mechanical system consists of two Lochinvar natural gas condensing boilers with radiant heat on both floors, reheat coils and air handling units. The walkway outside has a snow melt system. The air side consists of two air handlers and a full variable air volume system.

Project Team
ABM’s Role: Plumbing & HVAC
Owner: Machias Savings Bank
General Contractor: ABM Mechanical, Inc.
O'Connor Auto Group
Augusta, Maine
   Completed: January 2012
Cost: $600,000.00
Project Scope
ABM provided both design plans and specifications for this project. O’Connor GMC’s new facility is heated and cooled entirely by geothermal. Pine State Well Drilling provided 18-400 ft. vertical bore holes for the geothermal field. The building has two 10 ton water to water heat pumps to provide radiant heat in three areas of the building. The showroom has two 8 ton roof top units to provide heating and air conditioning. The remainder of the building has 7 water to air heat pumps which range from two to five tons. The mechanical room houses the bore field manifold, buffer tanks, water to water heat pumps, and all other necessary equipment. Trench drains were also provided in the new car delivery area and the service write-up bay. Controls were provided by ABM Mechanical.

Project Team
ABM’s Role: Design & Build, Plumbing & HVAC
Owner: O’Connor Auto Group
General Contractor: Sheridan Corp.
Subcontractors: Twin City Sheet Metal, Maine Air Balance, Damon Insulation, Pine State Drilling

Special Considerations
USA tax incentives can make the investment compelling!

New Construction Example with 50% Bonus Depreciation:
A corporation spends $1,000,000 to install a geothermal heat pump system in its new office building. They moved into the building during the 4th quarter of 2010. The corporation is in a 40% tax bracket when state income tax is included.
2012 Tax Credit: $1,000,000 x 10% = $100,000
Depreciable Basis: $1,000,000 – ($100,000 / 2) = $950,000
2012 Tax Credit:$1,000,000 x 10% = $100,000
2012 Bonus Tax Benefit: $950,000 x 50% bonus x 40% tax rate = $190,000
2012 MACRS Tax Benefit: $475,000 x 5% Q4 MACRS x 40% tax rate = $9,500
2012 $475,000 x 38% MACRS x 40% tax rate = $72,200
2013$475,000 x 22.80% MACRS x 40% tax rate = $43,320
2014$475,000 x 13.68% MACRS x 40% tax rate = $25,992
2015$475,000 x 10.94% MACRS x 40% tax rate = $20,786
2016$475,000 x 9.58% MACRS x 40% tax rate = $18,202
Total Tax Savings over 5 Years: $480,000
Orchard Trails Apartment
Orono, Maine
   Completed: Spring 2006
Cost: $2,200,000.00
Project Scope
Construction of over 200,000 square feet, and twelve buildings consisting of 144 four bedroom two bath apartments along with a recreational clubhouse. ABM Mechanical’s responsibility was the complete design and construction of the heating ventilation, cooling, and plumbing systems for the complex long with the specification of the sprinkler system.

Project Team
ABM's Role: Performed all the mechanical contract requirements
General Contractor: Pizzagalli Construction
Subcontractors: Twin City Sheet Metal, Damon Insulation
Sunbury Village Assited Living
Bangor, Maine
   Completed: Spring 2002
Cost: $700,000.00
Project Scope
Construction of 115 retirement apartments with common area, community rooms, and commercial kitchen facilities. ABM Mechanical’s responsibility was the construction of the heating ventilation, cooling, and plumbing systems for the complex.

Project Team
ABM's Role: Performed all the mechanical contract requirements
General Contractor: Colson & Colson
Subcontractors: Colson & Colson, Damon Insulation