PHOTO GALLERY: Shambaugh & Son Project Wins DBIA Project of the Year Award

Dec. 20, 2013
Shambaugh & Son, an EMCOR Company, performed the Design/Build and engineering and also served as the Chobani project's general contractor.

The Chobani Greek yogurt facility, which opened in October 2012 in Twin Falls, ID — and for which Shambaugh & Son, an EMCOR Company, based in Fort Wayne, IN, performed the Design/Build and engineering and served as the general contractor — was named by Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) as the Design-Build Project of the Year, the organization’s highest national honor. 

This award marks the fifth time since 1997 that a food plant Design/Build project by Shambaugh & Son has received a DBIA Project of the Year Award, and the second time DBIA has ecognized the Chobani project with a national award. Earlier in 2013, the project was recognized with a DBIA Industrial/Process Facilities National Design-Build Award.

Shambaugh & Son is a subsidiary of the EMCOR Group, and is a past-recipient of the Commercial HVAC Contractor of the Year Award.

"We’re extremely pleased the Chobani plant has been recognized by the Design-Build Institute with its premier award. In conjunction with other awards this project has received, this is a testament to the Shambaugh team’s ability to conceive, execute, and successfully and efficiently complete a highly complex, demanding project using design-build project delivery," stated Mark Shambaugh, President & CEO, Shambaugh & Son. "It illustrates our national reputation for ‘Design/Build done right’ and our unique self-perform executing method, which stands alone among our competitors.”

Shambaugh & Son, L.P. acted as the prime Design/Build partner for all building and site infrastructure, as well as self-performing mechanical, electrical, ammonia refrigeration, fire protection, and utility piping systems to service the plant.
Project details include:

  • Twenty-six 18F propylene glycol unit evaporators
  • 400,000-gallon domestic water use tank with plant-wide booster system
  • Thirty-five indoor process AHU’s delivering 910,000 cfm of air-conditioned air (24% OA) to nineteen processing rooms
  • Five 800-hp high pressure steam boilers producing 124,200 pounds per hour of 125 psig steam with expansion to 10-800-hp boilers and 248,400 pounds per hour
  • Four variable speed 1,050-ton packaged ammonia chillers producing 34F chilled water, with expansion to eight 1,050-ton chillers
  • Two variable speed 800-ton packaged ammonia chillers producing 18F 30% propylene glycol, with expansion to three, 800-ton chillers
  • 200,000 gallon waste water equalization and neutralization system
  • 24-in. CPVC process waste system and lift station designed for peak flows up to 8,700 gpm
  • Installation of fourteen electrical services to supply 34 MW of connected power
  • Installation of an open cable and bus duct design to distribute power throughout the facility
  • Eight K-25 ESFR glycol sprinkler systems for cooler and warehouse areas
  • Three K-25 ESFR wet sprinkler systems for the ambient warehouse areas
  • Seven Ordinary Hazard Group 2 sprinkler systems designed for up to four levels.