We retained Donnelly Mechanical to provide a turn-key replacement of obsolete air handlers. We provided the basic performance specifications we needed for the areas the equipment would serve and they did the rest from shop drawing to unit commissioning. They acted as general contractor and retained the services of all trades necessary to execute the work. Existing chilled water and steam risers required modifications as did electrical infrastructure. The project manager was present every day that work took place. He provided daily briefings on progress. Every aspect of the project was meticulously planned. The equipment being replaced was the original and thus this project presented challenges that were not a factor at the time of original installation. Everything had to fit within confines of mechanical rooms and provide adequate clearances as necessary for persons to work. I have heard tales of woe about equipment arriving at loading docks and then not fitting in the elevator, not fitting through the door, not making the turn, etc. Donnelly brought a representative from the equipment manufacturer to the site to walk the route from the street to the mechanical room so that every doorway, corridor, elevator, turn, etc was accounted for and thus there were no logistical issues that often arise in a large-scale project. All tradespersons displayed professionalism throughout and were very respectful of the property.
March 25, 2019