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Alexander Building Construction Co. completes chiller plant expansion for York Hospital

Harrisburg, PA, July 27, 2016 . . . Alexander Building Construction Co., part of The Butz Family of Companies, recently completed a significant expansion to the chiller plant at York Hospital located in York, PA.

"This project had a critical scheduling window between the 2015 and 2016 cooling seasons. Alexander understood our time table and managed this project from preconstruction through construction to meet our budget and schedule goals," said George Baker, Director of Engineering for WellSpan Health.

The $2.2M project involved the addition of a fourth chiller and a cooling tower to meet the additional required chilled water capacity of the growing facility.

Features of the project include:

  • New twin compressor 1600 ton chiller
  • Chilled water and condenser water pumps for required flow and pressures
  • New tower water filter skid
  • New refrigerant purge fan
  • New plant optimization control system

As part of the project, a complete plant optimization system was implemented to achieve the best energy efficiency possible. Work on the project began in August 2015, taking seven months to complete.

"As a follow-up to our management of the Hospital's emergency power system upgrades, WellSpan Health engaged us to coordinate and manage their chilled water expansion project," said Rick Seitz, President of Alexander Building Construction Co. "The project goals were achieved and the new equipment was on line for the Hospital's summer cooling season as planned."


ABOUT ALEXANDER BUILDING CONSTRUCTION CO. AND THE BUTZ FAMILY OF COMPANIES: The Butz Family of Companies, consisting of Alexander Building Construction Co., Alvin H. Butz, Inc. and Shoemaker Construction Co., provides exceptional, comprehensive construction management and design/build services, led by a strong commitment to complete customer satisfaction with special attention to safety, quality and value. The firm possesses significant experience in the construction of healthcare facilities, colleges/universities, corporate office buildings, manufacturing facilities, sports and entertainment venues, government buildings, K-12 schools and retail buildings serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey and northern Delaware.



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