Revisiting The Year That Was
VCU Children's Hospital Tower
Getting to TCO by Year End
ACI was initially awarded only the sheetmetal portion of this massive hospital addition (14M out of 65M total) in Q1 of 2020. However, later in that year, ACI was asked to take on the entirety of the project: plumbing, mechanical, and med gas, as well as providing all air handlers, med gas compressors, pumps, and heat exchangers, as well as VDC for all the mechanical / plumbing trades.
So why is a project we began in 2020 on our 2022 Year in Review? Because even though we were brought in late in the project cycle, we were able to execute on the largest single project in ACI history and meet the customer’s deadline of having the facility ready for occupancy by 12/31/22, all within a working hospital that saw patients Monday through Saturday, 12 hours a day.
Dominion Energy: Innsbrook Technology Center
Renovation and Lab Addition
ACI’s work began on Dominion Energy’s Innsbrook Technology center in Glen Allen, Virginia in October of 2021; the TCO for the building was obtained in November of 2022.
The facility is comprised of a large two-story building with office spaces and a new laboratory space. ACI’s 3.1 M scope of work consisted of plumbing and mechanical, both above and below ground.
AdvanSix (Hopewell): Kellogg HTS Vessel Replacement
Fall 2022 Turnaround
ACI coordinated work with ten subcontractors throughout the duration of AdvanSix’s Fall Turnaround. This included working with: electrical, insulation, scaffolding, asbestos abatement, cranes, hydro-cutting, pre-heat & post weld heat treating (PWHT), a rigging engineer, a rock base for crane pad, and NDE of piping welds.
Working 2-12 hour shifts for 15 straight days during the turnaround, with roughly 16 people per shift, our ability to pre-plan and follow a detailed schedule allowed ACI to complete our work scope 2 days ahead of the 17-day planned outage schedule, saving valuable time for our customer.
Mondelez International Bakery Line Expansion
Oreo Production Comes to Richmond
ACI was the mechanical & equipment setting contractor for the Modelez Inernational 69,000 SF building expansion in Henrico County, Virginia. Dedicated to a new Oreo Production Line, the final contract value for this sweet project was 5.3 M.
About this Project
Below are some of the installations and fabrications carried out by ACI.
- Chiller and 3 dehumidifiers on roof (10,000lb, 5,000lbs, 3,000lbs)
- 600+ feet of Houdijk conveyor
- 600+ feet of Imaforni cooling conveyor
- IJ White Spiral cooling conveyor and insulated panel walls
- ¾ of mile belt on IJ White spiral cooling conveyor
- 100m long oven, and belt on second floor of existing building
- 2800+ feet of conveyor belts
FABRICATIONS & INSTALLATIONS:
- Two platforms— a combined 28 tons of steel
- Steel framing for conveyors—25 tons of steel
VCU Main 3 Interventional Radiology
Phased Renovation at an Active Urban Hospital
ACI was the prime Mechanical and Plumbing Trades Contractor for this 11M phased renovation of an active hospital in downtown Richmond. In order to meet project milestones and deliverables, ACI maintained multiple shifts and alternated between day and night shifts. This approach also greatly aided in keeping disruption within the active hospital to a minimum.
About this Project
The primary scope comprised the replacement of the HVAC system, including installation of a new 55,000 CFM knocked-down custom air handler on the 4th-floor mechanical room, VRF systems, isolation rooms, ventilation and general exhaust systems, plumbing, medical gas, four CLEANSUITE ceiling systems, and CRAC Unit installation for IT and electrical equipment rooms.
This project necessitated the installation of a temporary 45,000 CFM temporary air handler with duct and chilled water system to keep the third floor active during the demolition of the existing custom air handling unit.
Number of Total Man-hours: 107,453
184 tons Airconditioning system
136,620 pounds of ductwork
15 fan arrays on the permanent air handler – supply and return
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