LARGO, Fla. - PowerCold Corp. has announced the startup of a national design-build project management services program. The company has expanded the operations of its Applied Building Technology (ABT) division to supply turnkey design-build project management services for major national hotel, restaurant, and retail chains. ABT will coordinate and manage the design, engineering, and extended service for new and retrofit building projects, including HVAC equipment, building automation controls, plumbing, fire protection, electrical, and permitting. The company will rely on the construction trades to build, install, and service projects using general contractors and mechanical contractors that are members of PowerCold's National Associates Alliance.

Dean Stadtlander, VP and director of PowerCold's ABT division, commented, "ABT will provide a single point of contact for our customers. Retrofit projects or large national roll-out programs can be handled without the need for in-house design and project management staff. Synergies provided by having national design, supplier, and construction partners reduce cost and increase the efficiency of building programs."

ABT coordinates a nationwide network of engineers, architects, general contractors, subcontractors, and equipment manufacturers working in concert with PowerCold to provide a turnkey building package, says the company.

PowerCold ComfortAir Solutions President Robert Yoho said, "ABT embodies a unique blend of management, engineering, design, and building project skills. Customers receive a finished building designed with innovative technologies, state-of-the-art equipment, and the highest quality workmanship. Associate members receive expanded business opportunities, greater market exposure, and joint sales and marketing initiatives. ABT effectively positions us to become the preferred provider for national hotel, restaurant, and retail customers."

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Publication date: 01/03/2005