One New York Plaza
BASE BUILDING ENGINEER
- Base Building to LEED and everything in between. We have worked on many projects at One New York Plaza ranging from developing the base building and LEED standards, to replacing the chiller plant, from the design of common corridors and white-box spaces to the design of sprinkler loops, and to special inspections.
- An interesting project was the replacement of the building’s base building air handling units (AHU). Because the building is close to the Hudson River, many of the building systems have been affected by the corrosive sea air. Our commissioning team surveyed and tested the motorized dampers on the AHUs to determine which ones should be repaired or needed to be replaced along with the actuators. Out of a total of 500 dampers, we recommended approximately 40% be replaced with new. Changing the dampers solved the operational problems.
- In addition to providing MEP design for common building areas and white box spaces, we completed various sprinkler Special Inspections projects. We witnessed the hydrostatic testing of the sprinkler pipework and conducted a field inspection to ensure that the installation of the sprinkler system complied with the NYC Building Department approved drawings.