In May of 2013 Kimbel Mechanical Systems, Inc. was contracted by general contractor Thompson Thrift Construction Company to provide a complete plumbing and HVAC system for The Cardinal at West Center student housing project. The Cardinal at West Center is a multi-family project encompassing a 2.75-acre site with 150 units wrapped around an embedded 5 story parking deck, a courtyard swimming pool, a clubhouse along with a rooftop sun terrace with views of the city and University of Arkansas campus.
Kimbel Mechanical’s portion on the plumbing and HVAC work was completed on schedule September of 2014. 60% of this work was self-performed by Kimbel Mechanical Systems, Inc., while the remainder was subcontracted and managed by our on-site superintendent.
Special features of the work included items related to LEED Gold Certification, which the project was granted. Among other things, this required use of low-flow faucets and energy efficient water heaters for the plumbing work, and the use of 14 SEER equipment and energy star rated high-efficiency exhaust fans for HVAC.