EMCOR Group, Inc. Awarded Mechanical Systems Contract For Phoenix Children's Hospital Expansion
NORWALK, CONNECTICUT, September 18, 2008 - EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure and facilities services for a diverse range of businesses, announced that its University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc. (UMEC) subsidiary has been awarded the mechanical systems contract for the expansion project at Phoenix Children's Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.
UMEC will install the mechanical systems involved in the expansion of the 759,000 square foot, 11-story patient care tower and will be utilizing its Preconstruction and Design Assist Services, including full 3D CAD/BIM in connection with the project. The project will include the mechanical systems for the 80,000 square feet of shell space and new patient rooms on the upper seven floors (43,000 square feet each). UMEC will also be responsible for the installation of mechanical systems for the basement and first four floors (95,000 square feet each), which will consist of diagnostic, treatment and support facilities.
Phoenix Children's Hospital is launching this $588 million expansion in response to a severe pediatric bed shortage in the area. Expected to be complete by 2012, the number of licensed beds will increase from 299 to 632 and the size of the campus will nearly double. The expansion is also slated to add approximately 2,000 new jobs to the region.
"We are honored to work with Phoenix Children's Hospital to ensure that they have the resources they need for the children in the area," said Brad Thornton, President and Chief Executive Officer of UMEC. "We are excited to be part of this important project, and look forward to assisting the Hospital in its goals of meeting the critical health care needs of the community."
About University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors
University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors is a full service mechanical contractor serving the western United States. With over 80 years experience, the company designs, builds and commissions mechanical systems, including heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing and piping systems, for commercial, institutional, high tech, industrial and military clients. UMEC also specializes in the installation of sophisticated process piping and high-purity piping for the semi-conductor and pharmaceutical industries, and medical gas systems for the health care industry.
Based in El Cajon, California with a branch location in Tempe, Arizona, UMEC is a wholly owned subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE:EME), a Fortune 500® company with over $4.7 billion in annual revenues and a global leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure, and facilities services. EMCOR gives life to new structures and sustains life in existing ones by its planning, installing, operating and maintaining the sophisticated and dynamic systems that create facility environments---such as electrical, mechanical, lighting, air conditioning, heating, security and power generation systems---in virtually every sector of the economy and for a diverse range of businesses around the world. EMCOR's "knowledge in action" slogan reflects its rare combination of global reach with local execution, combining the strength of an industry leader with the knowledge and care of 26,000 skilled employees at 140 locations worldwide.