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RHP Mechanical Systems wins ‘Best of the Best’ award
by Tribune Staff
Jan 30, 2009 | 1468 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — RHP Mechanical Systems on Friday received news that it’s the winner of McGraw-Hill Construction’s first-ever Best of the Best awards for its Western Dairies industrial project in Yerington, Nev. The award recognizes it as the best industrial project in the country. The Reno-based heating, ventilation, air conditioning mechanical systems and plumbing company was entered into the awards competition after winning Southwest Contractor magazine’s Best of 2008 awards in December 2008. The Best of the Best awards recognize design and construction excellence from 23 companies in 22 categories, whittling down winners from among 225 entrants from 10 regions across the United States. RHP also received a Pinnacle award from the Nevada Chapter of Associated General Contractors for its work on Western Dairies.

The first-ever project of its kind, completion of the Western Dairies job required nearly 18,000 hours of labor by RHP over a period of 16 months. To interface more than 6.5 miles of piping contained within the 86,000-square-foot building, the design process took more than 1,370 hours using 3-D Auto CADD software. RHP also inventoried, set and rigged all mechanical and processing equipment on site as well as construction and welding of all housing, piping and mechanical equipment. Because of RHP’s innovative design, piping layout and coordination at Western Dairies, the project is now being used as a template in other milk processing plants across the country.

“What a privilege to be among the recipients of the first-ever Best of the Best awards,” said Steve Scolari, president/CEO of RHP Mechanical Systems. “We’re grateful for having been presented with the opportunity to work on the Western Dairies project and it’s truly an honor to be recognized to such an enormous degree.”

The Best of the Best award winners are judged on innovation, contribution to the community, aesthetic quality and craftsmanship by a panel of 13 independent construction industry experts ranging from engineers and construction managers to higher education professionals. RHP is ranked among other “best” projects including New York City’s Michael F. Price Center for Genetic & Translational Medicine in the Harold & Muriel Block Research Pavilion at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Las Vegas’ The Crystals at City Center; and Philadelphia’s Comcast Center. All winners are set to be profiled in each of McGraw-Hill’s 11 construction industry publications in April 2009 and in the March 9 issue of Engineering News-Record.

For more information on RHP Mechanical Systems, visit or call 322-9434.

Locally owned and operated since 1950, RHP Mechanical Systems specializes in HVAC, plumbing and mechanical systems ranging from home heating and air conditioners to complex industrial projects. RHP is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council.
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