Glen Oaks Community College, CENTREVILLE, MI
Rapid restoration of mission-critical systems, quick return to full operation with minimal disruption to the academic schedule; warm, comfortable, and productive facilities.
Glen Oaks Community College is a comprehensive post-secondary educational institution offering college transfer courses, vocational-technical education programs, lifelong education, community services, and student support programs. With nearly 1,000 students, it grants three certifi cate levels and an associate degree.
To restore heat to two penthouses on a fast-track basis.
This project originated on a Thursday afternoon when the client discovered a major underground leak in the heating pipes running between its boiler room and two main campus penthouses. At the time, the temperature was in the mid 30’s and was projected to drop below freezing early the following week.
As a result, the college president asked Havel to uncover the underground piping, disconnect it, and run new piping above ground to the penthouses, making those areas available for use when classes started the following Monday. He also asked the company to let him know by 4:00 p.m. Sunday if the goal would be reached.
Havel responded with a turnkey solution that offered single-point-of-contact management and responsibility. Company personnel arrived on site quickly. They immediately isolated the leak and modifi ed the air handler to maintain as much heat as possible. Within 36 hours, the site was fully manned with all materials, tools, and supplies, including approximately 800 linear feet of 6- and 8-inch supply and return piping. Thirty-six hours later, heat had been restored to the entire complex.