Provided mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering services for the conversion of a 3-story fraternity house into offices for campus staff. Scope involved a new 200 amp electrical service with complete electrical distribution and new lighting, new ADA restrooms, a new hot water boiler with 2 floors of baseboard heating and two separate high velocity air conditioning systems. The heating system was separated into six zones to maximize occupant control and comfort while improving energy efficiency.
Developed the Contract Drawings and Specifications covering the mechanical, plumbing, electrical and fire protection systems for a Salvation Army Retail Store to be constructed in Ithaca, New York. Space consisted of gas fired/electric cooling units, pad mounted with a horizontal distribution into the ceiling space. Separate units were allocated to accommodate the varying demand loads. Lighting consisted of 8’ strip fluorescent light fixtures with high efficiency, electronic ballasts.
MARATHON CENTRAL SCHOOLS
Prepared the Contract Documents to reflect mechanical, electrical and plumbing modifications to the Central High School. Work included new lighting and devices, new island work sinks & plumbing, and removal and reinstallation of unit ventilators. The elementary school work involved new site lighting for the sidewalks which required an illumination analysis to establish quantity of fixtures and location.
CENTRAL NEW YORK SERVICES, INC.
Performed the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering required to develop contract documents for the construction of a 24-bed single room occupancy community residence. Facility consisted of a ground floor with a full commercial kitchen and dining room, second floor of community spaces and administrative offices and three floors of resident bedrooms. The HVAC system consisted of a mix of finned tube radiation, an air handler to provide tempered make-up air and vertical 4-pipe fan coil units in the bedrooms. Project also included a full telephone system with integral intercom, a full digital CCTV system, and a complete fire detection and alarm system.
BEST WESTERN HOTEL
Performed the mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering required to develop contract documents as part of a design-build project for the construction of a Best Western Hotel for Hardy Construction Services. Hotel consisted of 64 guest rooms, a swimming pool and common areas. Heating and air conditioning was provided to the common areas via air handlers with cooling coils while each guest room was served by a packaged terminal air conditioner. The natatorium environment in the swimming pool area was served by a Dectron DRY-O-TRON to provide a comfortable, condensation free atmosphere while incorporating energy recycling through a heat exchange with the pool system.
ST. REGIS MOHAWK TRIBE - FIRE HOUSE
Performed the mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering for a new fire house to be located in Hogansburg, New York. The six- bay garage area consisted of in floor radiant heat, while the administration offices has a combination perimeter baseboard hydronic heat with an air distribution system served via a rooftop A/C unit.
A.J. WRIGHT DEPARTMENT STORE
Provided mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering services to Hardy Construction Company as a design-build effort for the construction modifications required for an A. J. Wright Department Store in Western Lights Shopping Plaza. Engineering was performed in accordance with the A. J. Wright Specifications for Remodel/Conversion Construction.
NORTHWOODS PRIVATE SCHOOL
Performed the plumbing engineering and design required of proposed modifications and renovations to a full service kitchen and dinning hall at a private school. Design included the separation of the greasy waste from the sanitary waste with the incorporation of an exterior, below grade grease interceptor.
GAMMA PHI BETA SORORITY HOUSE
Prepared a schematic design report with preliminary drawings for the incorporation of a fire protection sprinkler system and air conditioning system into an existing building. The sprinkler system was designed in accordance with NFPA 13R. The challenges presented by minimizing disruption to the architectural finishes prompted the use of a “high-velocity” air conditioning system in lieu of a traditional A/C system. Separate “high-velocity” systems were designed to handle the first and second floors.
TOWN OF OSWEGO HIGHWAY GARAGE
Provided services for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering for a new pre-engineered building to be used as a highway garage. The heating system consisted of in-floor hydronic radiant heating for the garage area and cast-iron baseboard heat for the office spaces. The lighting system for the garage area consisted of low-bay pulse-start metal halide fixtures which allow the Town to pursue rebates under the NYCERTA program. Ventilation was accomplished via a push-pull system with exhaust fans on the east side of the building and intake louvers on the west side to take advantage of the prevailing wind direction to assist with ventilation.
RETAIL BUILDING - WEIBEL PLAZA
Performed the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering for a “shell-package” for a proposed retail building. The local zoning ordinances did not allow for the use of rooftop mounted air conditioning equipment so the HVAC design consisted of interior, ceiling suspended gas fired furnaces with a cooling coil located in the supply plenum; condensers were exterior pad mounted. An energy recovery ventilator was incorporated to meet the energy standards associated with the ASHRAE ventilation requirements.
TOWN OF WILNA HOUSING AUTHORITY
Performed the engineering design for the replacement of existing down feed gas-fired furnaces and subsequent in-floor transite ductwork with new, energy efficient up-flow furnaces. A new ductwork distribution system was incorporated for the first floor space with a connection to the existing ductwork system serving the second floor. Soffits were incorporated to accommodate the ductwork runs perpendicular to the structural framing members.
Provided professional services for mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering for construction modifications and renovations to the Market Diner at the Regional Market. Design included new men’s & women’s restrooms, a completely new electrical power distribution system, new lighting system, a new fire alarm system, and a completely new HVAC system utilizing rooftop units.
OSWEGO PORT AUTHORITY
Provided electrical engineering services for the installation of a two-stop hydraulic elevator. Electrical power to the elevator was in accordance with ANSI/ASME A17.1, NYS Building Code Part 1062, NEC and NFPA 72.
SACKETS HARBOR YACHT CLUB
Performed the mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering for a 16 unit hotel with banquet facility and full kitchen to be constructed in Sackets Harbor, New York. Heating and air conditioning was provided to each unit with individual control via a four-pipe fan coil system. Heat and air conditioning was provided to the banquet facility through an air handler and ductwork distribution system.
BEL AIR APARTMENTS
Designed gas-fired, forced-air heating systems for each unit in an eight unit apartment building in Auburn, New York. Also, designed site lighting and the power and lighting system for each unit; each with an individual meter.
NYS DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
Performed Physical Condition Surveys at nine facilities located throughout western and central New York for the New York State Department of Housing and Community Renewal. The purpose of the Survey is to document and assess the current physical condition of the property, provide a narrative description of all existing systems, and identify corresponding cost estimates of items which must be repaired and/or replaced over the remaining term of the mortgage.
NYS DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
Performed Feasibility Studies at four facilities located throughout western and central New York for the New York State Department of Housing and Community Renewal. The purpose of the Feasibility Study is to analyze the feasibility of converting specific developments which utilize electric heating equipment to equipment utilizing a more efficient fuel. The Feasibility Study will identify, evaluate, and recommend conversion strategies which may reduce the cost of energy consumption.
Performed the mechanical engineering and developed the contract documents to replace two (2) existing hot water makers with four (4) new AMTROL indirect fired hot water makers. The all new piping system incorporated a reverse-return arrangement to implement even flow distribution across the hot water makers.