M&D Wins National Excellence in Construction Award for NASA Project

Decatur, AL, March 28, 2012 --(PR.com)-- M&D Mechanical Contractors, Inc. has been awarded a national Excellence in Construction Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) for the company's work on the NASA Construct Replacement Building 4602 at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The company was awarded the Eagle Award in the Mechanical-Commercial-$2-10 Million category of ABC's Excellence in Construction Awards.

"ABC is proud to recognize M&D Mechanical Contractors for its outstanding work on the NASA Construct Replacement Building 4602 project," said Michael D. Bellaman, ABC president and CEO. "This project embodies a commitment to innovation, safety, and superior craftsmanship through creativity and skill."

For the NASA Building 4602 project, M&D Mechanical Contractors filled the second story of this 83,000-square-foot LEED Silver office and laboratory building with custom built air handling units, including one measuring 46 feet long and 15 feet high. The project included a divided HVAC system for the general office area and lab spaces, a heating hot water system that utilizes heat exchangers, and a chilled water system. Other systems in the building included a 3500 psi missile grade air system, a 150 psi missile grade air system, liquid and gaseous nitrogen, a gaseous argon system, and a process chilled water system that is served by a 40 ton air cooled chiller. More information and photo on this project can be found in M&D Mechanical Contractor's online project portfolio.

About the Excellence in Construction Awards Program
The Excellence in Construction awards program is the industry's leading competition, developed to honor innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.

A panel of industry experts served as the competition's judges. This year's panel included representatives from the Design-Build Institute of America, Engineering News-Record, the American Institute of Architects, the National Association of Women in Construction, and representatives from higher education, among others.

About M&D Mechanical Contractors
M&D Mechanical Contractors, Inc. is based in Decatur, Alabama and provides mechanical, plumbing, HVAC, piping, and custom metal fabrication services to clients within the industrial, institutional, and government sectors. The company's current and past clients have included NASA, Army Corp of Engineers, UAH, Samford University, Huntsville Hospital, and numerous industrial companies in North Alabama. Originally founded in 1910, the company celebrated its 100th year in business in 2010. For more information, visit www.mdmechanical.com.
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