Renovation and Retrofit
Design-BuildUtilizing both in-house design capabilities and by partnering with leading mechanical design firms, James Lane Mechanical can manage, design and build HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Protection projects from conception to completion. Each project is staffed with a unique combination of design and construction professionals that meticulously take jobs from early planning stages, to design phase, and through its final construction. James Lane Mechanical adopts an interactive team approach that inspires open communication with General Contractors, Owners, and other Subcontractors through sharing of ideas, effective cost savings, value engineering, and lean construction concepts.
Preventative MaintenanceBuilding owners and facility managers face tremendous challenges with rising utility cost and maintaining reliable mechanical systems. Our experienced technicians have access to computerized preventative maintenance scheduling, cost control programs, and a full library of technical data on every type and make of equipment. James Lane Mechanical provides system design and engineering, energy efficient retrofitting, and maintenance services for systems of all sizes and complexities. Benefits to the proactive approach of the Preventive Maintenance program versus reactive management are numerous. Here are a few of the benefits you will recognize immediately:
- Financial Savings
- Extended Equipment Life
- Fixed Cost Maintenance
- Single Source Reliability
- Energy Conservation
- Improved System Reliability
- Optimized Comfort Conditions
- Reduced Emergency Calls
- Improved Air Quality
New ConstructionWith over 55 years of experience in new construction, you can be confident that James Lane Mechanical has the expertise and resources to handle your mechanical project. Our experienced staff of professional engineers and skilled tradesmen specialize in complex plumbing and mechanical systems. Regardless of the project scope, our organization’s structure allows us to perform each project efficiently, delivering on time performance and results that exceed expectations.
Renovation and RetrofitWhether you’re expanding or looking to upgrade your mechanical or plumbing systems, James Lane Mechanical is there to handle your needs. With our experienced team of engineers, project managers, and skilled technicians, we have the capability to provide you with a comprehensive evaluation of your current system, and deliver cost effective, energy efficient options to satisfy your needs.
Renovation and RetrofitJames Lane Mechanical is committed to providing our customers with experienced advice and recommendations, quality workmanship, and reliable systems that operate effectively and efficiently.
HVAC ContractorSince the establishment of James Lane Mechanical in 1957, our primary mission has been to serve our customers with the right solutions. Rather the project is new installation, renovation, or maintenance, James Lane Mechanical continues to be the HVAC Contractor leader in north Texas by our implementation of Lean Construction Concepts. Our experience with HVAC installations include, but not limited to:
- 24/7 Emergency Service
- Air Handling Units
- Variable Air Volume Systems (VAV)
- Hydronic Pumps
- Cooling Towers
- Heat Exchangers
- Energy Recovery Systems
- Unit Heaters (infrared, gas, hydronic)
- Exhaust Systems (kitchen, industrial, commercial)
- Humidification Systems
- Duct Fabrication
- Pipe Fabrication
- Preventive Maintenance Programs
- Building Automation and Energy Management
- Factory Authorized Technicians
PlumbingSince the establishment of James Lane Mechanical in 1957, our primary mission has been to serve our customers with the right solutions. For new plumbing installation, renovation, or maintenance, James Lane Mechanical continues to be the leader in north Texas by our implementation of Lean Construction Concepts. Our experience with plumbing installations include, but not limited to:
- 24/7 Emergency Service
- Domestic Water
- Sanitary Waste and Vent
- Natural Gas and LP
- Water Heating Systems
- Water Softening Systems
- Reverse Osmosis Systems
- Chemical Waste Systems
- Medical Gas and Vacuum Systems
- Grease / Oil Interceptors
- Backflow Preventer Installation and Inspection
- Fixture Installation
- Water Jetting
- Hydro Excavation
- Camera Line Inspections
A fire that starts inside a building is almost always localized. If unaddressed, it will quickly spread and grow into a raging inferno, which can generate extreme heat and toxic smoke. This type of fire can cause catastrophic property damage and even result in the loss of life. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a study that indicates a building with an unchecked fire can become lethal after only three minutes. A fire sprinkler systems works automatically to control the fire before it has an opportunity to spread. When used in conjunction with smoke alarms and other fire protection equipment, a sprinkler system can help limit property damage and potentially save lives. At James Lane, we have assembled a fire protection services team comprised of experts in fire sprinkler installation, testing, modification, and service. We have extensive experience in servicing and installing dry, wet, deluge and pre-action systems. Our ongoing training provides a higher level of service for our customers, especially when the system is undergoing inspections and testing.
Types of Systems
In fire sprinkler systems, multiple sprinkler heads are connected to a complex system of pipes hidden behind the walls or ceilings of different rooms in the building. The pipes are made of steel or a fire-resistant thermoplastic material.
Fire sprinkler systems are categorized as follows:
- Wet Pipe System: A wet pipe system is comprised of pressurized steel pipes that are always full of water. When a sprinkler head is activated, the water is immediately released, providing an exceptionally fast reaction time. Wet pipe systems may be unsuitable in applications where the pipes might freeze.
- Dry Pipe System: Dry pipe systems use compressed air as a delivery medium. When the sprinkler head is engaged, the air is released and the pipe fills with highly pressurized water. Dry pipe systems are slower to react than wet systems, and the cost of a dry pipe installation is generally higher; however, they are not subject to freezing.
- Pre-Action System: A pre-action system is triggered by a smoke detector or other heat detecting device, and water is sent into the pipes. If the sprinkler heads are triggered, the water is released in a manner similar to a wet pipe system.
Estimating & Installation
As the estimation phase begins, we use performance specifications and building floor plans to analyze fire sprinkler requirements. This includes a thorough code search, verifying the cost of materials, estimating the number of sprinkler heads and mapping the pipe routes. We also perform a hydraulic analysis and compare multiple system designs to determine the most cost effective pricing options. Our team utilizes 3D software to see any problems way in advance. During the fire sprinkler installation stage, we dispatch our certified and trained technicians equipped with the latest advanced tools and equipment. Our primary goals are to meet the construction schedule and exceed performance standards.
The Fire Sprinkler Experts
James Lane offers a full array of fire protection services designed to improve building safety and reduce maintenance costs. Our commitment to continued training and certification is your assurance that every job will be completed according to applicable industry standards.