This project included a master planning phase which provided an in-depth evaluation of all building systems. From this evaluation a project scope was developed for major renovations to this aging yet critical facility. Systems were evaluated for short term repairs as well as long term replacements which included utilizing sustainable systems to reduce the environmental impact and energy use of the facility while maximizing occupant and staff comfort. LEED checklists were utilized to keep track of project performance.
After an extensive and detailed master-planning phase this project included the gut renovation of badly deteriorated cellblocks. Major mechanical and electrical infrastructure improvements were implemented to support the state-of-the-art, sustainable MEP systems. The project was completed on time and within budget. LEED checklists were utilized to ensure sustainability goals were met.
This extremely complex project at the Norwood E. Jackson Correctional Center in Valhalla, NY involved the demolition of the existing Penitentiary and the building of a new, state-of-the-art facility. The new facility was constructed on the same site as the demolished buildings and is integrated with portions of the existing facility which remain. This was accomplished in a fully occupied and functioning, 24-7, high security facility. The project included full environmental control with energy recovery and redundant systems as well as smoke control to insure safe, continuous operation under all circumstances. It was completed on time and within budget. While LEED certification was not pursued sustainable features include energy recovery ventilation, state-of-the art temperature controls, redundant heating sources for flexibility in operation and high efficiency lighting.