Guth DeConzo provided turn key services (energy study, design, and construction management) for the Rockland Psychiatric Center. This project consisted of renovations to the Center’s Mid-Rise Building, the Nathan Kline Institute, the Mid-Hudson Forensic Correctional Institute, as well as the Rockland and Schmitz location.
The Mid-Rise Psychiatric Center portion of this project consisted of a complete building management system (BMS) upgrade in six buildings, along with replacement of motors and addition of variable speed drives (VFDs). In the Nathan Kline Institute, we incorporated a building and laboratory fume hood ventilation upgrade that allowed for variable air volume control within the building offices and laboratories. The controls and equipment were updated and/or replaced to provide the latest in laboratory safety and building management control. Interior and exterior lighting were upgraded to LED fixtures. Both the Mid-Rise as well as the NKI incorporated steam, heating hot water, and chilled water meters to allow for future tracking of energy usage. The BMS incorporated an energy platform as well. Air handling units, motors, and VFDs were replaced at the Mid-Hudson Forensic Correctional Institute and LED lighting was upgraded on the interior and exterior of The Rockland and Schmitz.
As with all active facilities, the phasing and installation work in buildings was completed during occupied periods. The labs in the NKI building were the exception with labs temporarily vacated during active construction, but occupied during all pre and post construction work. Guth DeConzo, with the facility and contractors, developed a comprehensive phasing and scheduling plan. Meetings were held weekly with construction schedule updates and shutdown notifications put in place. The schedule and phasing was closely adhered to and there were no incidents on site during this project.