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Project Award - Government Facility, Maryland
September 1, 2015
Bell was awarded the Mechanical and Plumbing Contract for the fit-out of the first floor of a government office building, encompassing approximately 41,200 sf, and associated MEP support areas. The mechanical design will replace existing mechanical systems in their entirety. The spaces adjacent to, beneath, and above the floor are occupied areas with critical operations and missions. The remainder of the building is intended to remain occupied and operating during construction.
Project Award - Boeing's Commercial Airplane Decorative Paint Facility, Charleston, SC
June 4, 2015
Bell was awarded the Mechanical Design-Assist contract for Boeing’s Commercial Airplane Decorative Paint Facility in Charleston, South Carolina. The project is a 258,000 SF two-position aircraft paint hangar with 108,000 SF of walk-on ceilings. The facility, which is used to paint Boeing’s 787 aircraft, includes two paint bays, office towers, and mechanical rooms that support an extensive MEP system needed to handle the airflow requirements of the paint process. Construction started in November 2014 and is expected to be completed in November 2016.
Richmond Justice Center Accredited with LEED Gold Certification
April 24, 2015
The recently completed Richmond Justice Center, constructed in Richmond Virginia, has been accredited with LEED Gold Certification. The Bell Company, working as a subcontractor for the Tompkins/Ballard/Davis Joint Venture, was responsible for all Mechanical and Plumbing design and construction. Working with our design partners at Wiley|Wilson, The Bell Company helped deliver an efficient and environmentally friendly facility.
The new 432,000 SF facility utilized some of the following design features that contributed to LEED Gold Certification:
-- Efficient plumbing systems that allow for redundant recirculation of domestic hot water
-- Energy-recovering air handling units with enthalpy wheels
-- 47% reduction in water use
-- 39.96% savings in energy costs
-- 95.13% of generated construction waste diverted from landfills
LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. Created by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) in 1999, LEED has become the international standard for green building performance. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. LEED certified buildings save money and resources and have a positive impact on the health of occupants, while promoting renewable, clean energy.