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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...

Fri, 2012-06-15
MMC Contractors’ Paperless System Featured in Midlands Business Journal

Midlands Business Journal featured MMC Contractors in its article about construction companies going paperless. A paperless structure on the job site streamlines the entire project. MMC Contractors used to download and print documents prior to working on a project, but that has been replaced by a new online system. Necessary documents can now be accessed anytime online by all members of the...

Tue, 2012-06-12
MMC Contractors Featured in Midlands Business Journal's Olympic Swim Trials Article

Midlands Business Journal featured MMC Contractors' mechanical work on the Olympic Swim Trials pools. The core of the mechanical work was installing three 2,000,000 btu pool heaters to warm the water for the Olympic Time Trial Pools.

The project included two pools, the competition pool and the warm-up pool. Both pools are integral to the success of the event. The competition pool holds...

Wed, 2012-05-23
MMC Contractors is named one of Contractor Magazine’s Top 100

Contractor Magazine ranked MMC Contractors as No. 45 on its list of top 100 mechanical contractors in its Book of Giants article. As a top 50 company, MMC Contractors was featured in the Giants Breakdown section as well. The Book of Giants article generally covers the news from the previous year among mechanical contractors along with making predictions for the current year. To read the full...