Verizon’s downtown central office telecommunications equipment building at 104 Broad Street was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, flooding several of the levels of the building. Verizon immediately called our team to manage the extensive MEP rebuilding process.

The first phase of the project was to stabilize the buildings. Our team assessed the existing conditions, specified how to remove damaged equipment and established temporary power and AC services for the critical telecommunication equipment.

In the second phase, we developed a Master Plan and budget. We then redesigned the utility electric service transformer vaults, making them flood proof. We designed four new 120/208 volt, 4000 ampere electric service switches, main distribution switchboards, two 2500 KW, 4160 volt diesel engine generators and a 1500-ton centrifugal chiller plant.

In the third phase, we designed a new sprinkler infrastructure system including a new fire pump, riser piping, and sprinklers. We also designed smoke control systems in all telecommunication equipment spaces.