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Project Profile: Cleveland University HVAC Improvement Project

Project Profile: Cleveland University HVAC Improvement Project

 

When teamwork happens the way it is supposed to, it can produce incredible things. This was demonstrated by the large team that pulled together for the multi-phase HVAC improvement project at Cleveland University. Not only did the customer get a top-notch product, the project illustrates the benefits of working with a single-source provider.

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P1 Group Solves Facility Maintenance Challenges at Paola High School

P1 Group Solves Facility Maintenance Challenges at Paola High School
P1 Group Performance Solutions Team Goes to the Head of the Class

When a vendor working with Paola USD 368 discovered sludge and other performance issues with the high school’s 30-year-old hydronic piping system, he thought P1’s Performance Solutions group might be just the team for the job.

As a prestigious partner with the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB), P1 Group already had a relationship with Paola superintendent Matt Meeks. P1 Group connected with Matt during KASB BOLD, an educational program for new superintendents for which P1 Group provided training in our Lenexa Training Facility.

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Washburn Tech Students Explore Trades in Fab Shop Tour

Washburn Tech Students Explore Trades in Fab Shop Tour

Pictured, above, from left: Mike Wessel, Electrical Fabrication Foreman, with Washburn Tech students; Aquatherm pipe in the P1 Group fabrication shop; Jeremy Price, Pipe Shop Manager, with Washburn Tech students.

As is the case with many visitors to P1 Group’s fabrication shop in Lawrence, KS, students who recently toured the shop were drawn to the bright blue Aquatherm pipe awaiting delivery to a job site.

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The Earth, Energy and Environment Center at KU

The Earth, Energy and Environment Center at KU

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Work is well underway at the new Earth, Energy & Environment Center at the University of Kansas.

P1 Group is completing the plumbing, electrical, sheet metal and telecommunications work. Adjacent to Lindley Hall, the EEEC Center will bring together geology and engineering faculty and students for energy and environmental research.

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Kansas educators talk buildings at P1 Group

Kansas educators talk buildings at P1 Group

LENEXA, Kan. - New and aspiring Kansas school superintendents spent time at P1 Group’s Lenexa office this week, learning about procuring and funding facility improvements.

The superintendents are participating in the BOLD (Business Operations Leadership Development) program of the Kansas Association of School Boards.

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P1 Group awarded MEP work at KU’s Earth, Energy & Environment Center

P1 Group awarded MEP work at KU’s Earth, Energy & Environment Center

Lawrence, Kan. – P1 Group has been awarded the plumbing, electrical, sheet metal and telecommunications work for the new Earth, Energy & Environment Center at the University of Kansas.

Located adjacent to Lindley Hall, the EEE Center will bring together geology and engineering faculty and students for energy and environmental research. The two newly-constructed buildings of the EEE Center – Ritchie Hall and Slawson Hall – will connect via bridges to Lindley Hall and Learned Hall.

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St. Joseph Christian School praises P1 Group

St. Joseph Christian School praises P1 Group

St. Joseph Christian School

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – A P1 Group customer recently rewarded our St. Joseph staff with some kind words.

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P1 receives Westar Energy award

P1 receives Westar Energy award

TOPEKA, Kan. – P1 Group is committed to helping customers improve heating and cooling efficiency and save money. Westar Energy has taken note and named P1 Group the 2016 Heat Pump Dealer North Region Leader.

To win the honor, P1 Group installed the most commercial heat pump tons in the area of Kansas covered by P1’s Lenexa, Topeka and Lawrence offices.

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P1 Group hosts session at KASB conference

P1 Group hosts session at KASB conference

WICHITA, Kan. – P1 Group presented “How Three Districts are Producing Solutions to the Deferred Maintenance Issue” at the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) Convention December 3-4 in Wichita.

Dana Dunn and Rusty Roderick of P1 Group hosted the session with a panel of three Kansas school superintendents:

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P1 Group awards $500 scholarships

P1 Group awards $500 scholarships

BASEHOR, Kan. - Two high school seniors received $500 scholarships from P1 Group recently at the Basehor-Linwood High School Academic Awards and Scholarship Recognition Program.

P1 Group hosted a drawing to award three $500 scholarships at the Kansas Association of School Boards convention in December. Two Basehor-Linwood school board members won the drawing along with a school board member from Osborne County Schools.

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P1 Group makes emergency repairs to KU internet services

P1 Group makes emergency repairs to KU internet services

LAWRENCE, Kan. - P1 Group electricians and building technologies staff were called for an emergency repair to internet fiber cables that were accidentally cut, affecting thousands of people, on March 29 in a construction zone at the University of Kansas.

Manuia Savea and Lowell Short, reviewing cable repairs in the jobsite trailer.

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P1 secures Preventive Maintenance agreement with Tonganoxie USD 464

P1 secures Preventive Maintenance agreement with Tonganoxie USD 464

TONGANOXIE, Kan. - On average Kansas public school districts spend 9.85 percent of their annual operating budgets on facilities, maintenance and utilities. With available resources shrinking, administrators face a daunting challenge maintaining school facilities.

Tonganoxie schools recently utilized the P1 approach to save the district money.  After switching from the previous preventive maintenance contract, USD 464 saved more than $60,000 a year. P1 assisted the district with identifying all equipment in each of the eight school buildings and worked with them to create a task list to prioritize which items required attention first.

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K-State MCA students tour P1 Lawrence fabrication shop

K-State MCA students tour P1 Lawrence fabrication shop

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Growing our community is an activity that we take great pride in at P1. It was our pleasure this week to host the K-State MCA chapter, and give them a tour of our fabrication shop in Lawrence. The Construction Science students were shown different stages of the construction process from drawings, to detailing, to the fabrication of spool sheets. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the future leaders of our industry.

K-State Olathe partners with P1 Group for a better energy solution

K-State Olathe partners with P1 Group for a better energy solution

OLATHE, Kan. - In February 2015, the Kansas State Olathe campus conducted an Energy Optimization Assessment with P1 Group Inc. The assessment was a comprehensive energy audit of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning, or HVAC, system on the campus. Energy expenses were surpassing those built into the campus' operating budget after just two years of use with the HVAC system and the campus at only half occupancy. P1 Group and Kansas State Olathe used a retro-commissioning approach to evaluate the campus' HVAC system.

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P1 Group supports Kansas education at the 2015 KASB Convention

P1 Group supports Kansas education at the 2015 KASB Convention

WICHITA, Kan. - P1 Group gave away three $500 scholarships and presented “Plan for The Future and Reduce Risk” to school administrators and Board of Education members at the 2015 Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) Convention on December 4-5 in Wichita, KS.

“Plan for the Future & Reduce Risk” Presentation P1 Group’s Dana Dunn and Dr. Penny Hargrove, Hiawatha School District Superintendent, presented the importance of reducing risk through facilities planning, and most importantly, how to do it.

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Kevin Lane scholarship recipient visits P1 Group

Kevin Lane scholarship recipient visits P1 Group
Patrick Canny and Karen Lane

LENEXA, Kan. - Patrick Canny, a University of Kansas freshman, is the first recipient of  the Kevin Lane Memorial Scholarship. Patrick recently visited P1 Group’s Lenexa office to meet with P1 Group associates.

Kevin Lane, an electrical foreman, passed away nearly three years ago after working at P1 for more than 27 years. The P1 Group executive team wanted to honor him with a scholarship in his name and asked Karen Lane, Kevin’s surviving spouse who also works at P1, where she would like the scholarship to be set up. She asked that it be designated for students at the KU School of Engineering.

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P1 Group selected "Prestigious Partner" by the Kansas Association of School Boards

P1 Group selected "Prestigious Partner" by the Kansas Association of School Boards

LENEXA, Kan. – As a single-source solutions provider, P1 Group is focused on catering to all facilities’ needs for Kansas schools across the entire state. It is this dedication to exemplary service that led the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) to select P1 Group as a Prestigious Partner.

Through the partnership, P1 Group will offer services to schools that reduce the total cost of ownership associated with operating school facilities. This will enable educators to spend their resources on what matters most - the students and their education.

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Hiawatha School District utilizes P1 Group Master Plan to improve schools and reduce operating cost

Hiawatha School District utilizes P1 Group Master Plan to improve schools and reduce operating cost

HIAWATHA, Kan. – When P1 Group first made contact with the Hiawatha School District nearly two years ago, it was with the intention of helping the district reduce operating cost while improving school facilities. What P1 Group learned from this inquiry was that Hiawatha’s three primary school buildings were aging and the new superintendent was proactively searching for ways to lower the operational cost of their facilities.

Through a five year capital improvement master plan, P1 Group was able to diagnose the current school facilities’ weaknesses and estimate what resources would be required in the future. Onsite evaluations done by P1 Group also identified that safety and technology improvements were needed in order to maintain a productive learning environment for students. Many who worked within the school district on a daily basis such as teachers, staff, and board of education members were also involved in this process and provided valuable input on the state of the facilities.

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