This project involved assessment of all existing buildings and systems on the Dutchess County Campus. Programming and systems evaluation was performed to determine appropriate modifications, upgrades, additions and/or replacement of existing facilities. Budgets and phasing were addressed throughout the process and a final summary document was produced. This document provided a logical, practical guide to developing and enhancing Dutchess County’s already excellent Emergency Response service.
WESTCHESTER COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER
Initially this project entailed conversion of an existing County owned warehouse facility into a new location for the Westchester County EOC. Programming and schematic design phases were complete when space became available in a new facility being constructed by New York State in Hawthorne, N.Y. The new facility is being constructed by the Office of General Services. Our role in the project became that of liaison and technical advisor to Westchester County in order to insure that all program functions would be accommodated in the new facility. This included consulting services as well as layout preparation for sensitive electrical equipment systems.
This project was the conversion of an old Fire House into a Community Center. It is now being used successfully for community programs for children through senior citizens.
The James Harmon Community Center was a new out of the ground building for the people of Hastings on Hudson. It is a modern facility with programs of a wide variety.
This project is part of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s commitment to Sustainability. The building will be transformed from an energy wasteful “temporary” structure into an example of the PA’s commitment to increasing the sustainability of its building inventory.
The building’s HVAC system will be converted to a ground loop geothermal system. Energy recovery ventilation will be utilized to reduce the impact of the buildings considerable fresh air requirement. Enhanced control of individual spaces will reduce energy usage and increase occupant comfort.
Added skylights along with high efficiency lighting with automatic controls will transform the interior into a welcoming low impact work and training space for a critical group of public service men and women. The project also includes roof, wall and window upgrades to increase thermal performance.
The City of New Rochelle contracted with a developer to construct a new facility to house Police, Fire and EMS offices and training facilities as well as Courts and Administrative offices. This was a turn-key project.
Damiano Barile Engineers was chosen as part of the City’s project management team. Our role was to review design documents, monitor project progress and prepare punch list reports of the work in place.
This project included the gut renovation of 50,000 square feet of space in an early 20th century institutional building on the campus of the Middletown Psychiatric Center in Middletown, NY.
The building was disconnected from the central plant steam distribution and a new steam boiler plant was installed in an adjacent building. A new energy efficient, fully ducted, variable air volume HVAC system was installed along with high efficiency lighting and an energy management control system.
The project was accomplished utilizing an energy performance contract.
This new facility brought Putnam County’s Emergency Response, Training and Public Information services under one roof. It is a state-of-the-art facility, which incorporates redundant and modular mechanical and electrical systems to insure 24-7 operation in a secure, comfortable environment. Planning for the facility involved extensive schematic and design development phases to define and refine all aspects of the project.
This project includes additions and modifications necessary for upgrade of the Rockland County Radio Communications Room and improvements to the Fire Training Center in general.
The project includes an expanded Centralized Radio Dispatch Center and related equipment, locker rooms, break rooms, toilet rooms, offices, etc. to provide a state-of-the-art Police, Fire, EMS and 911 communications facility. Dedicated mechanical and electrical systems with emergency back-up capability will insure continuous operation of this critical facility.