Maintenance Programs

During these unique economic periods, there is sometimes a trend to pull back on maintenance programs in an effort to reduce expenses. This, quite often, has the opposite effect. Postponing, deferring, or eliminating a comprehensive maintenance program may lead to elevated future costs related to major repairs and equipment failures down the road.
There are many studies that indicate the true price of deferred maintenance could be more than 10 times the maintenance program amount.

We have seen on numerous occasions where the lack of a continuous program contributed to a major component failure, resulting in not only the expensive repair but also the loss of productivity while the mission-critical equipment is down.

MSD recommends to its client during these periods, to review the maintenance programs with their contractor. Consider the true cost and weigh the potential liabilities down the road.
Furthermore, ask your contractor of choice, if they have a platform of verification of work performed. Are they transparent in the activities of all the services being offered? Do they share videos or photos of the maintenance and repair work?

No one is inclined to spend money without receiving something in return, make sure your trusted partner has your best interest at heart.

WPAFB Sensors Lab

Wright-Patt Air Force Base sought contractors to renovate and add onto the Sensors Lab. The HVAC portion of the project was over $13 million.

  • MSD served as the Design Assist Contractor in conjunction with Heapy Engineering for this project. In collaborating with General Contractor, Butt Construction, MSD provided Design Assist solutions for the following:
    • A large, anechoic chamber
    • An outdoor range
    • Multiple, Class-100 clean rooms
    • A three-story office building addition with DCID 6-9 requirements on many of the rooms

WPAFB Chilled Water System

The chilled water system at a high-security building on the Air Force Base was undersized and unable to keep up with demand. The facility could not operate without chilled water due to the amount of information servers in the building, and the general nature of the building itself. The entire upgrade project would need to be completed with minimal shut down time at the building. HVAC portion of this project was over $3 million.

  • MSD worked in collaboration with Diaz Construction to complete the system upgrades on time and on budget with minimal shutdowns or disruption to the facility operations.

LJB, Inc.

LJB, Inc. was renovating their Miamisburg, OH office and wanted to incorporate energy-saving upgrades.

  • MSD provided Design Build services in tandem with Greensleeves Energy Solutions, a specialist in geothermal systems.
  • MSD and Greensleeves installed a new geothermal HVAC system with open and closed loops. In addition, MSD design and installed the plumbing portion of the renovation.