IBM Utility Distribution Replacement
Westchester County, New York
Owner/Developer: IBM Corporation
Structural: Thune Associates, P.C.
Mechanical/Electrical: Jaros Baum & Bolles
Tunnel: Jenny Engineering Corporation
Landscape: Imbiano-Quigley, P.C.
Construction Manager: Structure Tone, Inc.
Program and Design: Replaced existing underground utilities with a new, nine foot diameter underground utility tunnel. Using a Tunnel Boring Machine the utility tunnel was installed 40 feet below grade. This design approach minimized environmental disturbance and maintained uninterrupted utility services to existing buildings. Daily operations and traffic circulation were also undisturbed during construction. The tunnel is 2,000 feet long and provides for convenient installation of future utilities and technologies.
Photography: Bob Vergara
Mission Critical Project
Structural: McLaren Engineering Group
Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing: EYP Mission Critical Facilities
General Contractor: Pavarini Construction Co.
Program and Design: To support large Data Center operations, new free-standing hardened sub-station building was constructed on the site with dual 4,000-amp services each from a separate utility company feeder. An addition to the building was designed to accommodate four 1,000 kw emergency generators with paralleling gear. Four 750 KVA UPS systems were designed, each in an isolated room, to achieve an N+2 design. A Data Center cooling system was provided with high-density rack-mounted cooling units.
Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing: Edwards & Zuck, DPC
Information/Technology: Lilker Associates
Construction Manager: Pavarini Construction Co.
Program and Design: To support a 200-person trading floor for a large financial services firm a new N+2 Data Center was designed with redundant electrical utility service with main-tie-main configuration, UPS system, emergency generators with paralleling gear, critical room air conditioning system, and clean agent and pre-action fire protection system. Design services included strategic planning of mission critical facilities, coordination of Architectural, MEP, and technology design, design of cabling infrastructure, full Data Center and short circuit and arc-flash evaluation, Factory acceptance testing, and full commissioning.