A 50-year-old 75,000-square-foot building which formerly housed an industrial bakery was recently converted into a high-tech headquarters for Hoover’s Inc., an Austin, TX-based business information provider. The design strategy of exposing the 20-foot-high ceiling presented an HVAC challenge for consulting engineer Talex Inc Engineers, Austin, and mechanical contractor Encompass Inc., Houston.
Encompass Mechanical Services-Central Florida, with offices in Orlando and Clearwater, is furnishing and installing $1.78 million of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment and services for Pinecrest Retirement Community in Largo, in Pinellas County, under its contract with ABI Construction Services, Tampa.
Two salesmen from Texas Reps, sales agents for Equiguard Inc., provider of extended warranty agreements for residential and commercial HVACR equipment, recently received achievement awards from Equiguard.
PowerCold Corp. has announced that Elite Hospitality Inc. of Daytona Beach, FL, has selected Ultimate Comfort Systems Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PowerCold, to design and install a cooling and heating system for Elite's St. Augustine Beach resort hotel.
Global Energy Group Inc. has announced what it says is a new standard in high efficiency for air-cooled packaged air-conditioning units. The company said it has introduced a line of commercial rooftop air conditioning units that improve energy efficiency, resulting in lower electricity usage.
PowerCold Corp. announced the acquisition of Applied Building Technology Inc. (ABT), a St. Petersburg, FL-based supplier of complete HVAC packages for standard-sized commercial buildings such as national chain businesses.
In November 2001, 15 Texas contractors and subcontractors, two lawyers, and a facilitator from North Carolina set out on a quest. They were determined to do what two major segments of the Texas construction industry had not been able to do for decades: establish fair rules for the use of contingent payment clauses in construction subcontracts.