Modular Central Utility Plants and Penthouses
Central utility plants, MEPs, mechanical rooms, and penthouses from Coward Environmental Systems, Inc. (CESI) offer many benefits to engineers, architects, GMs, and customers. The CESI team ensures that a properly designed central utility plant is the epicenter of the mechanical, electrical, and sometimes plumbing systems for one or more buildings. A central utility plant or penthouse for a major facility may include chillers, boilers, cooling towers, backup generators, water treatment systems, pumps, heat exchangers, pressure-reducing stations, VFDs, controls, and more. Offsite construction and prefab solutions also offer the advantages of assembly in a controlled environment, more control over the timeline, fewer trades on site, and exceptional quality and design.
Why Choose an Offsite Build Solution?
Getting all the components of a CUP to work in tandem is a challenge. With so many disparate systems involved, planning and precision are essential. When a modular CUP or penthouse is built offsite, the prefabrication plant provides a long list of essential supplies including chilled water, hot water, steam, and electricity.
Without the confinements, limitations, hazards and myriad distractions presented by a live construction site, the plant can be assembled and tested much faster, with a higher degree of control. The modular central utility plant is then transported to the location and re-assembled on-site, saving time. In fact, this simplified form of construction has proven to save 10-15 percent when compared to conventional central utility plant or penthouse assemblies.
Clients rely on CESI because of our engineering experience. Our sales engineers proactively help clients with design, project management, and quality control to ensure your next project works better and lasts longer. CESI is an EAS distributor and services Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Contact us today for more details or to get started on a project.