Sources from EMCOR Group, Inc., Norwalk, CT — a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure and facilities services for a diverse range of businesses, announced that its University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors (UMEC) subsidiary has received a contract for the installation of mechanical systems at the new U.S. Federal Courthouse in downtown San Diego, CA.

UMEC will be responsible for the installation of all mechanical and plumbing systems at the 17-story, 465,000 square foot new U.S. Federal Courthouse, which includes 6 courtrooms, 12 judges’ chambers, government offices and public spaces, as well as an underground parking garage.

UMEC will also be involved in the renovation to the lobby of the existing Edward J. Schwartz U.S. Federal Courthouse. UMEC will employ BIM (Building Information Modeling) to facilitate installation coordination among all trades on this project. The new courthouse will be built to meet the requirements for a LEED Accredited Silver Facility. Project completion is scheduled for November 2012.

“We're very honored to have been chosen to work on this state-of-the-art facility for the people of the San Diego area,” says Steve Shirley, President and CEO of University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors. “We take great pride in the innovative approach we bring to our projects and look forward to assisting in the development of this new and sophisticated facility that will serve the community for years to come.”