Cedardale Health & Fitness Club
After a fire destroyed the Cedardale Health and Fitness Club, we worked with the team to rebuild a new facility. The new two story structure includes a commercial kitchen, group exercise and cycling studio, pool, locker rooms, pro-shop, lounge, rehabilitation room and basketball courts.
All new utility services were brought to the building including electrical, gas, domestic water, fire suppression and sanitary waste. New HVAC systems were provided throughout with specialized equipment and plumbing for the indoor pool area. The two level basketball court, open fitness area and elevated walking track also required dedicated HVAC systems to maintain a comfortable temperature in the space.
Our team is collaborated with CitizenM, providing commissioning for this new Lower East Side hotel. The hotel includes 300 compact, efficient and technology-compatible guestrooms in a 20-story building with cellar, mezzanine, mechanical rooms and terraces. It was built prefab in Poland and shipped to New York in 210 pods where it was stacked on-site.
Systems that are being commissioned include HVAC, lighting controls, and domestic hot water. In addition to testing the MEP systems on-site, as the owner’s advocate, our team also witnessed factory testing for the electrical systems.
This project is the largest modular construction hotel project in New York. CitizenM’s hotels are designed to be more efficient than the industry standard by utilizing new energy conservation measures to cut energy consumption.
New York, NY
We worked with Convene at multiple locations in Manhattan, including 114 West 47th Street, 605 Third Avenue, 237 Park Avenue, and 730 Third Avenue. Our services have ranged from advising on the lease terms to engineering, to commissioning and Special Inspections.
At 101 Park Avenue, we worked with the team to transform the existing area into a flexible conference/meeting venue for Convene’s customers. The space includes a welcome/gathering area, eight meeting rooms, a warming kitchen, a dining room, nourishing cafes, a business center, and private workspaces, with up to a 200-person capacity.
From the beginning of the project, we helped negotiate the lease, enabling them to obtain increased condenser water to meet their needs for supplemental water. The open-ceiling design required detailed coordination with the architect, as well as significant coordination with the acoustical consultant to mitigate the noise within the space. We designed all new mechanical systems, including ventless kitchen equipment to comply with the building’s requirements of not having kitchen exhaust ducts.
Copley Square Hotel
We provided MEP and IT consulting services for this renovation and infrastructure upgrade project. The 142 guestroom hotel is Boston’s oldest, continuously operating hotel and is a local landmark.
The guestroom corridor and lobby renovations included new specialty lighting and life safety systems. The guestrooms were also updated with new plumbing fixtures. The updates to the life safety systems included a new fire alarm system and modern, quick response residential sprinklers.
We also designed a new generator and boilers for the hotel, and relocated the main water riser. The generator supports the new elevator and emergency lighting. The outdated and inefficient 4000 MBH steam boiler was replaced with two high efficiency 2000 MBH hot water boilers. By moving the main water riser, a new elevator shaft could be added to the hotel.
ClientProgressive Restaurant LLC
New York, NY
When Coté opened, it was New York City’s first Korean Steakhouse; now, this Michelin starred restaurant boasts a three month reservation wait list. The space was a sushi style restaurant, and our client wanted to maximize the use of the existing systems and equipment.
Our commissioning team provided a detailed analysis of the existing systems before our engineers started their design, discovering that some equipment had been poorly maintained and needed to be replaced. We were able to reuse the kitchen hoods, makeup units, and exhaust fans. Much of the duct worked was also reused in addition to having to run new gas and exhaust lines to each table while keeping to NYC code. For the client’s potential future expansion, we provided a hook up line to a rooftop chiller, so that the AC units could accommodate increased capacity.
Our team worked diligently, reused what we could and delivered a design-build solution that met the client’s top goal which was finish on budget within a tight schedule.
Eataly is the largest Italian Marketplace in the world with its original location in Turin, Italy, and USA locations in New York, Chicago, and the Prudential Center. We provided MEP/FP services for the location in Boston.
The Eataly includes numerous kitchens and plenty of space which features several eateries, retail counters such as a butcher shop and fish market, coffee bars, bakery, gelateria, houseware section, bookstore, cooking school, various event spaces, and more.
A rooftop restaurant was constructed as well for a more formal dining experience. Eataly spans over three floors, including the street level, arcade level and rooftop.
The renovation scope for Fiola (A Fabio Trabocchi restaurant), consisted of modifications to their kitchen equipment, and a complete demolition and new fit-out of the seating area.
We provided guidance and analysis for the owner during the testing of the kitchen equipment, and determined what the impacts would be to the redesign scope. After review of the kitchen ventilation system, to ensure code compliance, we were able to determine no significant changes were necessary. We modified the existing ventilation system to fit the new restaurant’s design.
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
San Francisco, CA
We provided engineering services for the renovation of meeting rooms and public restrooms at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel. The hotel is made up of three separate buildings, connected by galleries, and this project involved renovation in each building. The buildings were all designed with independent MEP service. The areas that were renovated as part of this project include the main lounge area, the Garden Lane, service areas to the back house, atriums, the main ballroom and the ballroom restrooms.
One of the challenges we had to address for the renovation was re-using the theatrical dimming system. It was originally designed for incandescent lighting loads, which we successfully modified to accommodate new LED lighting loads, which saved the client from having to replace the entire system.
Upgrades to the public restrooms included layout revisions to meet current accessibility codes, which required the removal and alteration of plumbing fixtures to accommodate. We also utilized low flow rate fixtures.
Smith & Wollensky
This classic steakhouse has ten locations across America and opened a restaurant in the suburbs of Boston. This 225 seat dining room includes three private dining spaces, a 25 seat bar and small outdoor patio. Paying close attention to the client’s budget, we reused much of the existing systems while maintaining code requirements in order to support the client’s goals of comfortable and high-end restaurant space.
This project included multiple exhaust hoods, medium and low pressure ductwork and the addition of unit heaters to warm each of the entrances. All new electrical panels, power and data distribution, lighting and emergency devices were provided throughout the space. In addition, the existing fire protection and plumbing systems were reworked to fit the restaurant.
In the end, the client was pleased that we were within their budget and had a beautiful new space.
Washington Dulles Airport Marriott
Our team worked with Host International to assess various options for the central plant upgrades and HVAC system replacements at the Washington Dulles Airport Marriott.
The original cooling tower, chiller and boiler installed in the hotel were still being used, but were nearing the end of their useful life. Following a detailed due diligence study, our team determined the most efficient option for replacing the equipment, while ensuring only minor disruption to the operation of the hotel.
We compiled concept plans and energy models for every option considered in order to help the hotel make the best decision for their facility. For the option selected, our team executed on the final construction documents for use in bidding, permitting and construction.