PENSACOLA, Fla. - A first-floor parking garage here is now a 36,000 sq.-ft., state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging center. Its transformation was the result of efforts by local Comfort Systems office Gulfside Mechanical and Indiana-based design-build contractor H&H Systems and Design Inc.

H&H Systems started working with Gulfside early last year to meet the project's March 2000 deadline. The structure is part of the West Florida Regional Medical Center Clinic. The hvac system designed for the imaging center uses a 195-ton variable air volume (VAV) system and faced tight ceiling to deck space constraints. Ductwork was fabricated at Comfort Systems' Pensacola shop.

H&H Systems regularly works with medical equipment vendors and healthcare groups to design systems where equipment and staff can work the most efficiently.