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Thu, 2012-10-18
MMC Contractors Bridges the Gap Between Design and Fabrication with TSI Tools

In the Summer 2012 issue of smart solutions MCAA featured MMC Contractors use of TSI tools on the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The TSI automated systems saved 300 percent in layout time according to MMC Contractors. Read more in the full article by clicking on the attached PDF.

Find out more about Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art located in the Ozark Mountains in...

Wed, 2012-10-10
Public-Private Partnerships in Healthcare

Public-Private Partnerships (otherwise know as P3) are on the rise due to current funding issues in a variety of industries. Andrew Quirk, senior vice president and national director at Skanska, Nashville (TN), provides some perspective on the need for P3's as "Tools to Weather the Storm of Healthcare Reform and Beyond." In short, Andrew defines P3 as a "long-term agreement between the...

Tue, 2012-10-09
MCD Magazine Showcasing University Medical Center of El Paso

In its Sept/Oct 2012 issue, Medical Construction and Design magazine showcased the University Medical Center of El Paso in the article titled, "Extreme Makeover: Hospital Edition." The feature highlights the challenges this hospital faced during its complex expansion while still remaining fully functional. As the mechanical partner for UMC, we are proud to have helped bring the new children's...

Fri, 2012-08-17
Toilet Innovation: Improved Sanitation Saves Lives

The basic design of the toilet has not changed much since Sir John Harington designed his “revolutionary water closet” in the late 1590s. Harington’s modern flush toilet design became commonplace around Europe during the 1700s and 1800s and continued to spread across Western Civilization. For the past 200 years, the toilet design has received relatively few improvements. Despite few changes,...

Fri, 2012-07-27
Closing the STEM Gap to Grow the AEC Industry

The United States is facing a coming gap in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. STEM-capable individuals have traditionally been the pipeline of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, which spurs economic growth and prosperity. This gap must be closed for American companies to be competitive in an increasing global marketplace. The architecture, engineering and...

Tue, 2012-07-24
MaineGeneral Medical Center Project Featured in the Portland Press Herald

MMC Contractors' MaineGeneral Medical Center Project was featured in the Portland Press Herald. The final beam was placed on the hospital's structure on July 23, 2012, during a topping out ceremony. MMC Contractors along with local partner, Johnson & Jordan Mechanical Contractors, will be providing design/assist plumbing, medical gas and HVAC services for the hospital project. The project...

Mon, 2012-07-23
Healthy Hospital Movement Benefits Patients and Health-care Facilities

Hospitals and health-care facilities are maximizing patient happiness, health and healing by implementing features of the healthy hospital movement.  According to Construction Digital, the movement gives hospitals and health-care facilities a unique brand identity as a facility that cares about its patients and the environment.  The trend has been steadily growing worldwide over the past...

Mon, 2012-06-25
New Technologies Shape Project Management with Increased Efficiency and Accuracy

Innovative computer and mobile technologies are becoming powerful resources for MMC Contractors. While the construction industry has typically been slow to integrate emerging technologies, the last decade has seen a shift toward AEC companies adopting new technologies sooner and with greater effectiveness. MMC Contractors has been aggressively adopting new technologies to better serve our...

Fri, 2012-06-22
Water Efficient Fixtures Conserve Water and Grow Savings

The trend of increasingly efficient toilets started in the early 90s, when the United States Congress passed the Energy Policy Act of 1992. This act mandated that manufacturers produce low-flow toilets by 1994. This first generation of efficiency toilets could use only 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf) versus the previous standard of 3.4 gpf. The initial versions of the low-flow toilets had...

Thu, 2012-06-21
MMC Contractors awarded Akron Children's Hospital project

MMC Contractors is proud to announce the award of the children’s tower addition project planned for the Akron Children’s Hospital. The addition, valued at approx. $30 million for the mechanical package, is going to be an IPD (integrated project delivery), Lean and LEED Silver project.   

A few more details on the project:

400,000+ SF addition

Located in the Akron...

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