537 Columbia Street
Our team is working on a new single story Class A industrial building which includes warehouse and office space as well as a parking garage and bay area for up to eighteen semi-tractor trailer trucks.
We are designing all new MEP/FP systems for the building. This includes new incoming services for water, gas, and electricity. We are also designing new fire pumps and emergency generators, an effort which requires extensive coordination with Con Edison, National Grid and the NYC DEP.
The building is being designed as one space but has the flexibility to be divided to accommodate multiple tenants, as such, the MEP systems were designed to be flexible.
Brooklyn Army Terminal
We provided engineering design at the Brooklyn Army Terminal for multiple projects including office space, a data center, and a call center. We also supported the design of a new command and control center. And we prepared an Emergency Action Plan for two of the buildings.
In the area where the office space and data center are located, we reused the existing MEP/FP systems. By doing so, we saved the client money and were better able to meet the tight schedule. We also added a new UPS for the data center.
For the area where the call center is located, we designed new MEP/FP systems, which included a new 120-ton rooftop chiller with AHU, a perimeter hot water radiation system, and a UPS.
The new Master Television System Command and Control Center accommodates the technology required to monitor the security of the city’s ports. Our work on this project involved tie-in of security, fire alarm, gas monitoring, and telephone communication systems into the master building control.
Our team developed a fire safety/Emergency Action Plan (EAP) for Buildings A and B. Our work included analyzing the existing conditions of the fire safety systems in the two buildings and developing accurate engineering drawings to reflect what existed in the spaces. We then developed a comprehensive EAP plan which we reviewed with the FDNY in order to obtain approval for the plan. We oversaw the tasks performed by two subconsultants.
We provided plumbing engineering design and site construction observation services at Bush Terminal, a former industrial warehouse, shipping, and manufacturing campus in Sunset Park. Working with Turner Construction and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC), our team oversaw the relocation of utilities on the part of the campus that borders a future waterfront park that is being developed by the EDC.
The relocation of the terminals utilities so that they are completely within the border is necessary before construction can be completed on the adjacent park. Our civil group is providing construction observation services during the site utility installations to verify compliance and conformance with the construction documents.
Cozine & Atkins Industrial Buildings
We are providing MEP/FP design services for two new Class A industrial buildings with office spaces in the Flatlands neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY.
The MEP systems will be flexible so that so that the spaces may be split into separate tenants. A unique challenge to this project is that both buildings are being designed and constructed concurrently and as a mirror image of one another and include the same design schedule for both.
One of the most important goals for the developer was to maximize the heights of the racks that could be placed in the warehouses. One of the ways that we ensured the highest ceiling heights was to design an Early Suppression Fast Response Fire Sprinkler Systems (ESFR) sprinkler protection system. This eliminated some of the piping needed enabled taller racks.
In order to meet the aggressive schedule, we are closely coordinating with the architect and other consultants on the design team.
IT/ Security Consulting
Our team provided MEP/FP engineering and IT services for a new industrial building located in the Myles Standish Industrial Park. The building included 120,000 sq. ft. of office space and 580,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space.
We coordinated with civil engineers and local utility companies for all the new utilities including water, electric, gas, sewer, and storm. The project also included designs for IT equipment enclosures and layout of the server room, along with IDF closets based on requirements from Martignetti.
Mechanical renovations consisted of designing HVAC systems for the office space, warehouse, and computer room. We also designed a new stand-alone DDC type Building Management System (BMS) and a warehouse exhaust system with a carbon monoxide based control system.
ClientCushman & Wakefield
We worked with PAREXEL International to select a site which would best fit their business goals and then worked with them on the fit-out of the coordination hub and distribution center. Our detailed analysis of all of the sites, and ranking of the most important MEP considerations for each site, helped them to make the decision to sign a lease at the Quakertown.
This project included the design of office space, warehouse, ambient controlled storage, refrigerated storage, and freezer storage totally approximately 40,000 sq. ft. All areas with drug storage or shipping were designed per Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) standards, and we worked with the team to obtain the FDA’s approval.
During construction, we visited the site weekly, and stayed in close contact with PAREXEL to ensure that they were constantly updated as to the status of the project.
We provided MEP/FP design services for a warehouse that was being converted into two separate spaces for different tenants. The smaller space consisted of 100,000 sq. ft. and the larger space was 620,000 sq. ft.
A site survey of the proposed space identified the existing conditions that would contribute to operational issues. We reused much of the existing equipment in combination with new to replace the equipment that was not functioning properly. Our mechanical team designed a ventilation system for the truck exhaust to accommodate a new drive isle for trucks down the center of the warehouse.
Our team worked on the renovation of this existing warehouse, with the option for the space to be used by Prologis and white boxed for future tenants.
The mechanical systems we designed consisted of eleven new gas-fired heaters and eight new smoke purge fans. Our plumbing team designed a new gas booster pump system, utilizing the existing low pressure gas service in order to supply the new heating system. The electrical system design included new tenant and house distribution panels feed off of the existing utility service, as well as the lighting control system design for the new light fixtures provided throughout the warehouse.
We demolished the old fire alarm system and replaced it with a new addressable system serving the entire building.
UPS hired our team to help transform a cold dark shell warehouse into a facility that could comfortably accommodate employees. The first phase of the project consisted of a study of the buildings existing conditions and a specification report outlining the criteria and basis of design for project.
We then designed MEP/FP systems for 20,000 sq. ft. of new office space, an expanded parking area, new car wash facility, a fueling station and the relocation/modification of several rest rooms and drive ramps.
In the middle of the design phase, the client decided that they preferred natural gas heating over the planned electric heating. We were able to modify our design without impacting the construction schedule for the project.