HVAC at theater, library in line for renovation

DOWNEY - A $921,000 contract to renovate the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems at the Downey Theatre and library has been awarded to Liberty Climate Control of South El Monte.The contract calls for a retrofit of the existing HVAC systems at the library and theater, and the replacement of various HVAC components, including the condensers, condenser water pumps, cooling tower, cooling coils and boilers. New CO2 sensors and energy management control systems will also be installed. Liberty Climate Control was the "apparent lowest responsive and responsible bidder," public works officials said. The company previously completed large-scale HVAC work for public agencies, including the city of Downey. Liberty Climate Control previously bid $886,000 in May, but the bid was rejected as incomplete. The city modified the scope of work since then, officials said. The total project cost is estimated at $1.2 million, including contingencies, environmental monitoring and testing, and design and inspection fees.

********** Published: June 30, 2011 - Volume 11 - Issue 10