ABM to Renovate Career/Technical Institute

May 11, 2012
Will employ ABM's Bundled Energy Solutions program

ABM of NY, NY — a leading provider of integrated facility solutions, announced its ABM Building Solutions division is in the process of completing major renovations to the Fayette County Career & Technical Institute (FCCTI) in Uniontown, PA. The project is scheduled to be completed by January 2013, and will provide Fayette County Career Technical Institute with $4.9 million in cost savings over the next 20 years, which dollars will be used to make critical capital improvements to their facilities.

“Without the ABM Building Solutions team, we wouldn’t have been able to develop a financial solution that earned the approval of each supporting district,” says Dr. Edward Jeffreys, Executive Director of Fayette County Career & Technical Institute. “We’ve tried to implement these repairs for many years without success. With the technical and financial solutions we co-authored with ABM Building Solutions, I’m happy to share there will not be any increased contributions from the supporting districts to implement these necessary repairs.”

The school, originally constructed in 1965, was in need of significant repairs. In addition to replacing a deteriorating roof, the building will undergo other major renovations. New high-efficiency heating and cooling systems and building automation systems will allow the school to have more control over the building’s environmental systems.

Through ABM’s Bundled Energy Solutions program, students will have a more comfortable and safe learning environment. Furthermore, the institute’s electrical capacity will nearly double, from 1600 AMPs to 3000 AMPs, which will allow for future technologies to be easily adopted.

As Kevin Kovak, vice president of service for ABM Building Solutions, explains, “There were many moving parts in developing a financial and technical solution to address the needs of the Fayette County Career & Technical Institute. Our team worked with the school boards of all four supporting school districts as well as the joint operating committee and authority board to ensure that every concern was addressed and each district’s financial contributions would not increase.”

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