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Integrated Facility Services completes award-winning cooling tower project for St. Louis County government building

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ST. LOUIS, MO – Integrated Facility Services (IFS) has completed a $1 million cooling tower replacement project at the Louis K. Roos County Government Building in Clayton, MO, which houses St. Louis County’s government administration offices. IFS received the Outstanding Mechanical Installation Award from the Mechanical Contractors Association of Eastern Missouri for the project.

The project replaced two large wooden cooling towers with two new metal cooling towers. IFS’s work included demolition, structural steel fabrication, mechanical, electrical, insulation, hoisting and painting. Because they were working in a busy business district over occupied space, including the offices of the St. Louis County Executive, IFS kept the chiller system operational at all times and completed all of the hoisting and setting of the new cooling towers on two separate Saturdays.

IFS precisely measured and custom-prefabricated structural steel framing with seismic rated spring vibration isolators, 10” to 16” large bore piping, fittings, valves, and tower pieces, all of which were lifted to the nine-story rooftop by crane. Central Avenue in downtown Clayton was temporarily closed on both crane days to accommodate the installation.

“This project required an extensive amount of precise planning. Everything was measured, detailed, fabricated and painted in advance, and each piece had to fit exactly on installation day,” said Gary Tidwell, Integrated Facility Services (IFS) project manager. “Our highly skilled project team completed the project exactly as planned.”

Integrated Facility Services (IFS) is a full-service HVAC, plumbing, piping, fire protection and building automation firm with more than 260 professional and trade employees. Established in 1966, IFS delivers integrated mechanical engineering and construction, installation, service and planned maintenance, and energy conservation solutions to ensure occupant comfort, improve efficiency and reduce operational costs. IFS is ranked among the top 100 HVAC contractors in the country by Contractor Magazine, was named a 2016 Midwest Top 50 Specialty Contractor by Engineering News Record and is the sixth largest mechanical contractor in the St. Louis region. IFS serves clients in Missouri and Illinois, with offices in St. Louis and Columbia. For more information, call (636) 680-2100 or (573) 442-6100 and visit

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