Replace Air Handling Unit
Client: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Location: Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology (CMAVE), Gainesville, FL
AKEA provided labor and materials to replace an existing air handling unit (AHU) at the CMAVE facility in Gainesville. The project involved disconnecting the existing AHU on the roof of Building 1 from the Siemens building automation system (BAS) and removing it, and installing a new York International “Solution Outdoor” model AHU. The new 5-ton unit was specified to facilitate reconnection of piping. Challenges presented by the project included keeping the facility open while the installation was ongoing, and locating the crane due to the proximity of adjacent facilities.