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Down East Community Hospital ED Expansion and Renovation
Machias, Maine
Started: November 2016   Completed: December 2017
Cost: $920,000
Project Scope
This project consists of a new addition for a new Emergency Department and renovations to the existing buildings newly vacant areas. ABM Mechanical is responsible for above and underground domestic, sewer, heat and drain piping systems. ABM installed a sewer ejector pump, force main piping and heat lines from the existing Boiler Room to the new building addition. Heat and cooling is provided by a Trane Roof Top Unit (RTU), variable air volume (VAV) boxes with reheat coils, Trane Condensing Unit, Mitsubshi Mini-split Cooling Unit and radiant heat panels. ABM installed controls, pumps and radiant piping system for sidewalk heating. We also installed a Digital Data Control (DDC) System for the building.

Project Team
ABM’s Role: Plumbing & HVAC
Owner: Down East Community Hospital
General Contractor: Nickerson O’Day, Inc.
Subcontractors: Trane, Hahnel Brothers, Tekron-Technical Consultants, Damon Insulation
Mayo Regional Hospital Patient Floor & Infrastructure
Dover-Foxcroft, ME
Started: September 2016   Completed: Estimated August 2017
Cost: $2,100,000
Project Scope
The “Patient Floor Project” included renovations of two (2) SCU Patient Rooms, Nurse’s Stations, Oncology Suite, six (6) new Patient Toilet Rooms. Plumbing work included new plumbing fixtures and associated plumbing piping. Installation of new Medical Gas Piping Systems (vacuum, medical air, oxygen) including alarm panels, sensors, zone valves, and outlet devices. A new Hydronic Heating Loop with hot water reheat coils was provided for the new Oncology Suite.

The "Infrastructure Project” included installation of a Renewaire Rooftop Energy Recovery Unit with steam heating coil, chilled water cooling coil, valves and controls. Replacement of two modular indoor air handling units and two indoor make-up air units with steam heating coils, chilled water cooling coils, valves and controls. Duct and Unit Mounted Steam Humidification Systems were provided on each of the new Modular Air Handling Systems. Work also included removal and replacement of two oil fired Cleaver Brooks High Pressure Steam Boilers with two new dual-fuel fired (oil & future NG) Cleaver Brooks 200 HP Low Pressure Steam Boilers, one new dual-fuel fired Fulton 10 HP High Pressure Steam Boiler, new Feed Water System and Deaerator Tank, new Fuel Oil Pump Set and Distribution System, new Steam Pressure Reducing Station, new Steam Heating Coil with electric heat trace for the cooling tower sump, Controls System, new metal chimney stack and venting system. Work included a Temporary Steam Boiler Heating Plant to maintain the fully operational facility.

Project Team
ABM’s Role: Mechanical Scope, Plumbing & HVAC
Owner: Mayo Regional Hospital
General Contractor: Monitor Builders Inc.
Subcontractors: Honeywell, Twin City Sheet Metal, Tekon, Cote Crane, Final Draft CAD, Damon Insulation

Special Project Considerations
Medical Gas Systems Upgrades. Temporary Heating Plant. All renovations conducted while building was fully occupied and operational.
EMMC Patient Modernization Project Phase 1
Bangor, ME
Started: March 2014   Completed: June 2016
Cost: $15,200,000
Project Scope
Phase 1 for the new Penobscot Pavilion Tower consisted of the main infrastructure with a complete fit-out of the Sterilization Processing Department (SPD), the Main Lobby, Cafeteria, Medical/Surgical Inpatient Rooms and the Mechanical Spaces.

The primary heat is provided through a total of eight new custom Air Handling Units (AHUs) with the air tempered through individual Single Duct Terminal Variable Air Volume (VAV) Units. The secondary heat is delivered through radiant ceiling panels and finned tube radiation.

The cooling is produced through the new centrifugal water chillers and cooling towers. The condenser water loop is 20” pipe and spans nearly ¼ mile underground between the cooling towers and chillers. There is a 300 ton dedicated chiller and closed circuit fluid cooling towers that tie into an existing system and serve as the primary cooling for the OR suites and surgical center.

Some of the equipment installed and their capacities include:

Cleaver Brooks Dual Fuel Fire Tube Boilers, 600 HP, 20,700 BTU/Hr steam output
Cleaver Brooks Deaerator/Surge package, 70,000 lbs/Hr
Trane Centrifugal Water Chillers, 1,700 tons
Marley Open Circuit Induced-Draft Cooling Towers, 3,500 GPM
Marley Closed Circuit Fluid Cooling Towers, 1,200 GPM
Trane Packaged Air Handling Units with DX Coils, 40 tons of cooling
Trane Energy Recovery Unit sized at 15,000 CFM
Trane Gas Fired Rooftop Unit that is a dedicated heating/cooling unit, 17.5 tons, 6,000 CFM
Air Enterprise Custom Air Handling Units, 386,000 CFM
Trane Single Duct Terminal Units for primary space heating/cooling from the AHUs
Sterling Linear Radiant Ceiling Panels for supplemental heating in each patient room
Mitsubishi Split System Air Conditioners, 10 tons of cooling capacity
Spence Pressure Reducing Stations to reduce steam to desired pressures
Cemline Steam Generator, produces 7,000 lbs/Hr of clean steam at 50 psi

Project Team
Owner: Eastern Maine Medical Center
General Contractor: Cianbro Corporation / Brasfield & Gorrie
Mechanical Contractor: MMC Corporation
ABM’s Role: Mechanical Subcontractor
ABM's Subcontractors: Damon Insulation

Special Project Considerations
This project was unique because the new Penobscot Pavilion Patient Tower was added to the Eastern Maine Medical Center campus while the rest of the hospital and all of its services remained operational.
Acadia Hospital Combined Heat and Power Plant
Bangor, Maine
Started: May 2016   Completed: September 2016
Cost: $275,000
Project Scope
ABM Mechanical was the General Contractor for this project which consisted of the complete installation of an Aegis Energy Services Inc. Combined Heat and Power Plant (Cogen), Cogen Dump Radiator, Cogen Pump Module, Cogen Pre-heat and Load Modules, pumps, controls, ductwork, electrical distribution and controls wiring, associated piping and exhaust systems. ABM performed all the plumbing for the project including but not limited to the natural gas, dump radiator, load and pump modules and other associated piping systems.

Project Team
ABM’s Role: Project Management & Plumbing
Owner: Acadia Hospital
General Contractor: ABM Mechanical Inc.
Subcontractors: Maine Controls, Damon Insulation, Hahnel Brothers and Carmel Electric Co.
EMMC Pediatric Primary Care Renovation
Bangor, Maine
Started: July 2015   Completed: March 2016
Cost: $365,000
Project Scope
This projected consisted of a complete Medical Office Building (MOB) renovation. ABM Mechanical was responsible for the plumbing and HVAC improvements including but not limited to plumbing and fixtures for new Exam and Bath Rooms, new hot water heater and mixing valves, new heating and cooling Volume Air Damper System, Siemens Controls, associated ductwork and tie-in to existing roof top unit (RTU).

Project Team
ABM’s Role: Plumbing and Mechanical
Owner: Eastern Maine Medical Center
General Contractor: Dunbar & Brawn Construction
Subcontractors: Twin City Sheet Metal, Siemens Controls, Tri-State Insulation, Maine Air Balance
Athena Healthcare Operations Center
Belfast, ME
   Completed: July 2015
Cost: $1,900,000
Project Scope
Renovation of existing warehouse space into 60,000 square foot of office and training area. ABM was responsible for design and installation of all plumbing and Mechanical work. HVAC system was fully climate controlled utilizing a 4 pipe fan coil system, new boilers, chillers and Liebert data room systems that were installed in the operations area.

Special Project Considerations
This project had to be built in 16 weeks once design and procurement was completed.

Project Team
General Contractor: Nickerson & O'Day
Subcontractors: MHR, Maine Air Balance, Damon Insulation, XL Mechanical
EMMC Rheumatology
Brewer, ME
   Completed: April 2014
Cost: $520,000.00
Project Scope
This project consisted of the complete fit out of an existing empty third floor space at the EMHS Brewer location. ABM was responsible for the installation of all mechanical, plumbing systems and lab equipment. The heating system was composed of a VAV air distribution system with radiant panels for supplemental heating. As with the previous work for EMHS in this building, all work had to be coordinated properly to ensure that the operation of any of the existing systems would not be affected.

Project Team
ABM’s Role: Medical Gas, Plumbing & Mechanical Scopes
Owner: Eastern Maine Medical Center
General Contractor: Cianbro Corporation
Subcontractors: Hahnel Brothers, Damon Insulation, Trane Controls, Tekon Balancing

Special Project Considerations
As with the Pediatric Oncology Project, all new systems were being tied into the existing heating, plumbing, and ventilation systems. This required ABM to take special precaution to ensure that all existing facility functions would not be impacted by construction activities. These systems would include the hot water heating mains, domestic water supply lines, and existing air handler unit supply and return ductwork.
Sebasticook Valley Hospital - Additions & Renovations to Existing Facility
Pittsfield, Maine
   Completed: June 2013
Cost: $2,295,000.00
Project Scope
Work on this project consists of the construction of a new addition as well as renovation work to the existing facility. ABM Mechanical is responsible for the complete installation of a new heating and cooling plant for the entire hospital as well as complete installations for all plumbing fixtures and equipment for new in-patient rooms.
Work includes the installation of three (3) 80 HP Cleaver Brooks oil fired boilers; a 130 ton chiller unit; a 14,500 CFM air handling unit with an energy recovery unit; domestic water booster pump; medical gas systems; 10,000 gallon underground fuel storage tank with fuel oil transfer pump system.

Project Team
ABM’s Role: Plumbing & Mechanical Scopes
Owner: Sebasticook Valley Hospital
General Contractor: Cianbro Corporation
Subcontractors: NIS Insulation, Twin City Sheetmetal, Maine Air Balance, Trane Controls

Special Project Considerations
All work done in regards to the renovations within the hospital will need to be performed under strict care to ensure that infection control measures are maintained. The building addition’s systems will need to be tied in to the existing facility in a way as to ensure that operation of the existing facility is not impacted.
EMMC Pediatric Oncology
Brewer, Maine
   Completed: January 2013
Cost: $490,000.00
Project Scope
The work on this project consisted of the complete fit out of an existing empty third floor space at the EMHS Brewer location. ABM was responsible for the installation of all mechanical and plumbing systems. The heating system was composed of a VAV air distribution system with radiant panels for supplemental heating. All work had to be coordinated properly to ensure that the operation of any of the existing systems would not be affected.

Project Team
ABM’s Role: Plumbing and Mechanical Scopes
Owner: Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems
General Contractor: Cianbro Corporation
Subcontractors: Hahnel Brother’s Sheetmetal, Portland Insulation, Tekon Balancing, Trane HVAC Controls

Special Project Considerations
All new systems were being tied into the existing heating, plumbing, and ventilation systems. This required ABM to take special precaution to ensure that all existing facility functions would not be impacted by construction activities. These systems would include the hot water heating mains, domestic water supply lines, and existing air handler unit supply and return ductwork.
EMMC Kagan Operating Room
Bangor, Maine
   Completed: March 2011
Cost: $800,000.00
Project Scope
Complete Mechanical HVAC and medical gas upgrade to modernize of eight functioning operating rooms. These operating rooms are located in the third floor operating room suite in the Kagan building at EMMC. The project scope included installing a new medical gas vacuum system as well as updating the medical gas outlets in the walls and ceiling. In order to ensure that clean sterile air was being delivered to the operating rooms, High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtered laminar flow air distribution systems were installed in each of the operating rooms.

Project Team
ABM’s Role: Medical Gas and Mechanical
Owner: Eastern Mane Medical Center
General Contractor: HP Cummings
Subcontractors: Central City Sheet Metal, Siemens Controls, Damon Insulation, and Maine Air Balance

Special Project Considerations
This project was complicated because the upgrading of eight operating rooms, two at a time, was accomplished while the surrounding operating suites remained fully functional. Our crew members had to use the utmost caution to not disrupt the surrounding environment during construction. The workers had to make sure that the construction was done in a quiet and clean manner.
Northeast Cardiology Associates Medical Building
Bangor, Maine
   Completed: 2002
Cost: $600,000.00
Project Scope
Construction of 31,000 square foot facility to give cardiologists and their support staff the space needed to consolidate services that had previously been in three different locations. Mechanical System consisted of a full scale boiler plant, with hot water baseboard, and reheats. The air side system consisted of multiple air handling units, a full variable air volume system and a fully air conditioned facility.

Project Team
ABM's Role: Performed all the mechanical contract requirements
General Contractor: Nickerson & O'Day, Inc.
Subcontractors: Hahnel Bros., Gray Insulation, Maine Controls