We provided MEP design for DoubleVerify’s new office. The office occupies the entire fourth floor and features bench style workstations, private offices, a central hub/café area and multiple breakout seating areas. The training area has a staff seating capacity of up to 250 people where we suggested an on demand HVAC unit that DoubleVerify could control to accommodate the influx of employees in the space.
A substantial challenge of this project was the NYCECC energy code. The filing of this project fell after the cutoff date of the NYCECC 2014 code, just as the city was beginning to transition to the 2016 code. With a new standard, the MEP standards are always less flexible, making it more challenging to comply.
The new NYCECC 2016 code requires lighting designs to include Daylight Sensors on the perimeter in all new projects. The design team was adamant that the sensors were not necessary but because we had done our due diligence on the 2016 code we were able to prove that this was a requirement under the new code. Having a clear understanding of the new code requirements meant that our design was compliant and no costly redesign work was required.
During construction, our special inspections team verified that the systems being installed were constructed per the DOB-approved drawings.