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May 10, 2019

ABC Awards -- Mechanical: Industrial

Photo from Air Systems Engineering
For the Bellmont Cabinets Finish Room, Air Systems Engineering was tasked with safely working in the finishing room, which had 65 employees working on 375 cabinets.

Air Systems Engineering, Inc.
Bellmont Cabinets Finish Room

Owner’s Representative: Pacific Crest Industries, Inc. dba Bellmont Cabinet Co.

Air Systems Engineering, Inc. was awarded an Excellence in Construction Award in the Mechanical: Industrial Category for their work on Bellmont Cabinets Finish Room in Sumner. The finish room allows Bellmont Cabinets to apply custom finishes to 250 cabinets per day, with improved quality, while using less materials and manpower.

This lump sum, design-build project was in a 27,000 square-foot portion of a large manufacturing, tilt-up building and took approximately 20 months to complete. The scope of the project included the installation of a 26,000-cfm dust collector, a 200-horsepower exhaust fan, explosion relief vents, fire suppression systems, an engineered duct system for custom equipment, alteration to the make-up air system and controls to maintain correct room pressurization. The scope also involved the installation of a 1 million BTU boiler, pump and piping system for the drying oven heat source, compressed air, as well as natural gas and fire sprinkler extensions to the new boiler room. ABC member Saybr Contractors, Inc. also contributed their services to this project.

The biggest challenge that Air Systems Engineering, Inc. faced throughout the project was safely working in the finishing room, which had 65 employees working on 375 cabinets, across two shifts per day. They overcame this challenge through daily coordination with the floor manager in order to determine how to complete work around the plant’s heavy production activity. They also combined their work plan with their safety plan to ensure that everything went smoothly to deliver a finished project, that was completed on time.

Air Systems Engineering, Inc. completed this project without incident. Out of the 1,772 man hours recorded, there were zero OSHA-recordable cases of injury that required days away from work, nor were there any instances that required job transfer or restriction.

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