LiRo provides engineering services to reduce energy consumption in existing buildings through programs administered by New York Power Authority and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York. LiRo’s integrated service offerings for these programs include audit services, engineering design services, construction management services, and construction trade management services.
About the Project
A variety of project types fall under this contract, including upgrades to central HVAC equipment, modernization of electrical infrastructure upgrades, and improvements to the building management system (BMS).
LiRo has provided services for projects at the following institutions:
- NYC Health+Hospitals/Lincoln
- NYS Office of Mental Health – South Beach Psychiatric Center
- CUNY – Bronx Community College
- CUNY – Medgar Evers College
- CUNY – Hostos Community College
- CUNY – York College
- MTA NYCT – Fresh Pond Bus Depot
- MTA NYCT – East NY Bus Depot
- MTA NYCT – Grand Ave Bus Depot
Project Challenges & Solutions
Project sequencing and phasing proved to be a challenge at locations that remained operational throughout the duration of construction. LiRo preemptively addressed the issue of phasing by creating sequencing drawings that minimize downtime. At Medgar Evers College, LiRo was tasked with replacing the boiler while continuing to meet the facility’s year-round steam requirements. To accomplish this, LiRo’s design incorporated a temporary boiler package with considerations for building egress paths and operable windows.
Projects resulted in asset renewals and infrastructure improvements at existing institutions while lowering the overall energy footprint of NYS-owned buildings. Collaboration with LiRo’s construction managers resulted in an approach that incorporated constructability, costs, and schedule constraints into the designs.