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Laser scanning can be used to create 3D images for new construction projects, renovations, or any other building that needs highly accurate scanning and measurements. 3D laser scanning is used to capture data about an indoor space or an outdoor area from the real world and convert it into actionable BIM models.

How Does 3D Laser Scanning Work?

3D site and building scanning use LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) which involves shooting a laser over an area and recording the depth of the surface area. A pulse of laser light is scanned across an area and the amount of time it takes for the reflection to return to the scanner is recorded to create a representational point for where the pulse hit the surface of an object. These points are collected in the computer to create a point cloud. Point clouds are used to create specs for technicians, engineers, architects, and designers to use when working on construction projects.

What are the Benefits of Laser Scanning?

  • Very fast
  • Highly accurate
  • Minimize site visits
  • Reduce material expenses
  • Lower labor costs
  • Reduce rework
  • Minimizes project delays

3D Laser Scanning Services from MMC

Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors offers 3D laser scanning services for architectural firms and mechanical contracting companies to get the data needed to get a full understanding of a building’s inner workings or an outdoor space. We can provide scanning of mechanical rooms, data centers, food processing facilities, and more. We make it easy for companies who need to outsource 3D scanning to obtain the accurate measurement they need to complete projects seamlessly, on time, and on budget. If you want to learn more about the services we provide, contact us today!

Metropolitan Mechanical Contractor’s Rochester branch consists of a team of highly skilled experts in the HVAC industry. MMC Rochester is full-service mechanical contractor that can take care of all your HVAC and mechanical service needs in Southeastern Minnesota.

Our Capabilities

We are your one-stop shop when it comes to HVAC and mechanical systems. Our capabilities include:

Mechanical Service & Repair

Have an issue with your mechanical systems? Our team is ready to solve any problem you may have by providing 24-hour emergency service. We can repair your HVAC and plumbing systems quickly and efficiently. We also offer preventative maintenance for your equipment to help make sure that it is performing optimally.

Equipment Retrofits

Are you looking to upgrade your HVAC equipment? MMC can provide equipment retrofits for commercial and industrial buildings in Southeastern Minnesota. We can perform retrofits while minimizing disruption to your operations.

New System Design & Installation

If you have a new construction project and are looking for a mechanical contractor who can provide design and installation of HVAC and pluming systems, MMC’s Rochester branch can get the job done. We utilize the latest technology to design energy efficient mechanical systems.

Serving Your Communities

MMC Rochester has experience working with a wide range of applications. We keep your communities comfortable by providing heating, cooling, and plumbing services for:

  • Public Sector
  • Schools
  • Churches
  • Medical
  • Industrial & manufacturing buildings
  • Sports facilities
  • Ice arenas
  • Multi-family housing
  • Municipalities
  • Rec centers
  • Commercial buildings

Our service area includes a 70-mile radius around Rochester. We serve Southeastern Minnesota communities including Red Wing, Cannon Falls, Owatonna, Austin, Albert Lea, and more. The service area for our Rochester location extends to I-35 to the west, the Mississippi River to the east, and the Iowa border to the South.

Contact MMC’s Rochester Branch Today

If you need mechanical services in Southeast Minnesota, contact our Rochester branch today or give us a call at 507-272-4970. Our team of industry experts will assist you with all your HVAC, refrigeration, and pluming needs.

Looking for a trusty mechanical service team in the Fargo, ND area? MMC has a team of experts for all of your plumbing, heating, cooling, and indoor air quality needs. MMC provides services for places you learn at, shop at, eat at, work at, sleep at, and more. The comfort of these places often relies on the heating, cooling, and air quality provided by mechanical systems. It is important for businesses and commercial buildings to consider the comfort needs of their occupants for everyday activities.

Who Do We Provide For?

The Fargo area has a lot of commercial buildings that require time and energy-saving mechanical services, which MMC is here to provide.

Our team can provide for:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Schools and Universities
  • Shopping centers
  • Offices
  • Sports stadiums

Every building is different and needs its own mechanical systems design, installations, and services. Our Fargo team of trained technicians can service the needs of your commercial building. Our focus on this area is commercial, not residential. The MMC team has been involved in the design and construction of some of the most well-known structures of the Midwest and is looking to serve the buildings across the state of North Dakota.

What Services Do We Provide?

The Design, installation, and services of mechanical systems are what we do best at MMC.

Our services offered in the Fargo area include:

  • 24/7 maintenance emergency services
  • Predictive and preventative maintenance
  • Equipment repair
  • Equipment replacement
  • Design and retrofit of commercial systems
  • Commercial plumbing services
  • Building systems operation

With our 24/7 mechanical emergency servicing our customers are able to contact us at any time of need 365 days a year. We understand the importance of your building’s systems which is why we want to help you get them fixed as quickly and efficiently as possible. With our direct contact system, you have direct emergency contact with one of our service technicians. With our predictive and preventative HVAC maintenance plans, MMC can help to reduce the outages and downtime that may occur within your systems. We have you covered with the maintenance, repairs, and replacements you need to keep your HVAC, plumbing, and indoor air quality systems operating at their potential.

Contact the MMC Fargo Office

As the seasons change in North Dakota, it is important that your mechanical systems are working properly, don’t wait to schedule your services with MMC. If you are looking to learn more about the services we provide or want to schedule with us, fill out a contact form or call our Fargo office at 701-205-3780. We look forward to being your mechanical service provider!

When public education and government agencies are hiring a contractor to complete a project, they must receive several bids to find the most affordable option. Going through many bids can be a time-consuming process. Cooperative purchasing streamlines the purchasing process for the public sector.

What is Cooperative Purchasing?

Cooperative purchasing is a very effective tool that procurement managers can use to obtain effective, best-value solutions for the state and the taxpayer. Aggregated volume creates significant price breaks, sometimes in the double-digit figures. Partnering with a lead entity can reduce time, administrative overhead, and other costs, while leveraging the experience and expertise of those with specialized knowledge in a sector.

Benefits of Cooperative Contracts

Using cooperative contracts can save state and local governments time and money.

  • Cooperative contracts lead to lower prices through the combined economies of scale of multiple organizations created by standardizing products and services and aggregating requirements
  • Small governments benefit from the market share leveraged by larger government consumers
  • Administrative costs are lowered because the preliminary work has already been done with one procurement process and one contract serving multiple governments
  • Cooperative contracts save time and money by cutting out the need to seek quotes, bids, or proposals. Instead, customers select products from the cooperative contract catalog
  • Customers can be assured that the contract has been done in accordance with state regulations
  • Cooperative procurement benefits citizens through lower total cost of government, better application of resources, and more efficient government operations

Why Should Owners Use Purchasing Cooperatives?

  • Allows public entities to negotiate with contract holders like Better Building Data as a strategic partner like private entities do.
  • Greater efficiency and economy in acquiring goods and services.
  • Provide Bulk purchasing that yields economic benefits unobtainable by individual entities.
  • Provide quick and efficient delivery of goods and services by contracting with a “high performance” vendor – Better Building Data
  • Equalize purchasing power for smaller entities.
  • Maintain credibility and confidence in business procedures by maintaining open competition for purchases and by complying with purchasing laws and ethical business practices.

Using Cooperative Purchasing to Obtain Mechanical Services for Education & Local Government

Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors collaborates with TIPS-USA to simplify your procurement process. Local and state government agencies, K-12 school districts, higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations can purchase MMC products and services through TIPS-USA. Our entire product and service portfolio are included in the TIPS-USA contract including:

  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems
  • Advanced controls
  • Maintenance and service
  • Plumbing

Working with MMC through a cooperative contract with TIPS-USA will help make your building more comfortable, energy efficient, and sustainable at a cost-effective price point. Contact MMC today to learn more.

Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors is a member of APi Group, Inc., a family of companies providing a variety of services to the construction industry. MMC and three other APi Group companies, The Jamar Company, Grunau Company, and Tessier’s offer full-service mechanical contracting throughout the Midwest. You can count on APi Group companies to deliver high quality, timely, and innovative service.

Mechanical Systems & Services in Wisconsin

Grunau Company, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, provides services for all mechanical systems including HVAC, plumbing, process piping, electrical, refrigeration, fire protection, structural and specialty metals, and underground utilities. Grunau also has offices in Florida, Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania that provide fire protection services. Established in 1920, Grunau has a track record of providing mechanical services that save time, money, and energy, and provide value. Grunau serves a variety of industries including retail, healthcare, industrial, warehouses, commercial, offices, education, entertainment, hotels, and government.

Specialty Services in the Upper Midwest

The Jamar Company is a specialty construction contractor with headquarters in Duluth, MN and offices in Green Bay, WI and Escanaba, MI. Jamar Company serves clients in Northern Minnesota, Northern Michigan, and Northern Wisconsin. With over 100 years of experience, Jamar can provide commercial HVAC and plumbing systems and services. In addition, Jamar offers thermal insulation, industrial construction, architectural metal and roofing, and specialty fabrication. The Jamar Company specializes in solving and executing difficult challenges for industrial and commercial customers.

HVAC Systems & Services in South Dakota

Tessier’s Inc. provides HVAC and mechanical system design, build, installation, maintenance, and service. With offices in Mitchell, Sioux Falls, and Rapid City, Tessier’s is equipped to provide exceptional service throughout South Dakota. In business since 1919, Tessier’s has over 100 years of experience in the industry. Tessier’s takes on mechanical contracting projects of any size and complexity and can also provide specialty fabrication services. The team at Tessier’s has experience serving a wide range of industries including retail, offices, healthcare, industrial, manufacturing, education, entertainment, government, and more.

Mechanical Services in Minnesota and North Dakota

Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors provides mechanical services to clients in Minnesota and North Dakota. MMC has offices in Eden Prairie, MN, Minneapolis, MN, Rochester, MN, and Fargo, ND. We can provide HVAC systems, plumbing, building controls and automation, indoor air quality solutions, and fabrication. We also provide preventative maintenance and emergency service for HVAC and plumbing systems. MMC serves a variety of industries including healthcare, education, retail, entertainment, industrial, and more.

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