Project Spotlight: New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Allen Hospital Boiler CSS Project

HEA was contracted by the New York-Presbyterian Hospital to perform commissioning services for the Allen Hospital Central Sterilization project. The project was a facility upgrade and renovation that was originally conceived to accommodate the growing requirements for sterilization services and included an MEP upgrade of the existing central sterilization facility to accommodate for new equipment. The upgrades also included the installation of a pre-fabricated high pressure steam boiler plant that provided steam to the new facility in such a manner that allowed for redundancy and did not require a high pressure steam supply or a consistent high pressure operator presence.

HEA was responsible for the commissioning of the facility’s following systems: ductwork, roof top packaged AC unit, VAVs, exhaust fans, electric unit heaters, steam piping, steam boilers, semi-instantaneous hot water heaters, humidifier, building automation, electrical panels, transformers, heat trace, feed water pumps, AC compressor and RO filtration. HEA’s commissioning process included all work required to satisfy the LEED project requirements for EA Prerequisite 1, Fundamental Building Systems Commissioning and EA Credit 3, Enhanced Commissioning.

Client: New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Location: New York, NY

Q/A with Mykhaylo Hroshko

When first contracted for this project, what did the client express as the main goal / most pressing need for our services to accomplish?

The main goal for this new rooftop boiler plant was to have it provide enough stream pressure to the central sterilization plant located in the basement without having to operate a high pressure boiler; which would require a staffed boiler watch. The incorporated boiler plant combined four (4) low pressure boilers (1/4 is for standby/switchover purposes) that supply steam through one manifold to the sterilization plant. The most pressing need for our services to accomplish was to ensure that all boilers were operating as designed as well as to properly train the staff on how to maintain, operate and switchover boilers.

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HEA's Earth Day Plogging Contest: Iris Greges

As part of HEA’s Earth Day Plogging Event – a.k.a. HEA Trash Pickup 5k – Communications Specialist, Iris Greges (and her husband Justin), went for a walk in her neighborhood, Waipio, HI during which they picked up a total of 16 pounds of trash over a 5k route.

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HEA's Earth Day Plogging Contest: Dan Forino

As part of HEA’s Earth Day Plogging Event – a.k.a. HEA Trash Pickup 5k – our NY Regional Director, Dan Forino, went for a run in Quogue, NY during which he picked up a total of 8 pounds 2 ounces of trash from this south shore community – helping to keep its waterways a little cleaner!

                                                                     

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Employee Spotlight: Selin Yolladi

Meet Selin Yolladi! She is HEA's recruiter and was recently selected as an Employee of the Month! Here's a quick Q/A with her: Who would you like to swap places with for a day? Chrissy Teigen, lots of good pluses to her life. What did... Read More
 

Project Spotlight: Thaddeus Stevens Technology Manufacturing Center

Horizon Engineering Associates, LLP (HEA) was contracted by the Pennsylvania Department of General Services to provide construction stage commissioning services for the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Manufacturing center project. HEA’s scope of work included pipe/duct testing and commissioning of the following systems: ventilation, cooling, heating hot water, and plumbing, building automation, electrical, fire alarm and fire protection.

Client: Pennsylvania Department of General Services  

Location: Lancaster, PA

SF: 44,000 sf

Q/A with Kyle Shepherd, Field Engineer II

When first contracted for this project, what did the client express as the main goal / most pressing need for our services to accomplish?

I was brought on to this job to help the Baltimore office from NYC in the middle of the construction phase of this project. When I arrived, the most pressing need from our client, PADGS, was to have the new facility fully commissioned and ready to go as soon as possible. Our main goal was to ensure this new educational center’s MEP systems were operating properly, and as energy-efficient as possible.

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Project Spotlight: Manhattan Supreme Court, Energy Conservation Measures (ECM) Implementation

The New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYCDDC) contracted HEA to provide existing building commissioning services for the Manhattan Supreme Court ECM Implementation project in New York, NY. Services being provided include the commissioning of the following systems: electrical, demand control ventilation, chillers, condenser water pumps, cooling tower, and HVAC sensors and controls.

Client: New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYCDDC)  

SF: 322,000 sf

Location: New York, NY

Q/A with JT Himelrick, Field Engineer

When first contracted for this project, what did the client express as the main goal/most pressing need for our services to accomplish?

Since my involvement in this project, the most pressing need for HEA has been in the air handling unit controls upgrade. Since each unit has numerous sensors and equipment that are being upgraded, keeping track of the issues that arose and their solutions has proven to be a challenge and the service most needed from HEA.

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Employee Spotlight: Nicolas Rios

Meet Nicolas Rios! He is a Project Coordinator at HEA and was recently selected as an Employee of the Month! Here's a quick Q/A with him: Who would you like to swap places with for a day? I would swap places with Warren Buffet. What did... Read More