Owner: Starwood Hotels & Resorts
GC Eng was hired by the owner to bring the Manhattan Times Square Hotel into compliance with NYFD and the NYC Environmental Control Board codes. We were tasked with certifying that all exit/directional signs were connected to the proper emergency power sources and storage battery equipment.
Verification by GC Eng involved:
Surveying and confirming location of emergency generators and batteries
Testing and confirming all existing exit signs were operational
Identifying locations of malfunctioning or non-compliant/missing signs
Re-inspecting remedial work
Once the premises were satisfactory reviewed and inspected, we coordinated with the owner's expeditor to provide certification of the required DOB/NYFD documents in order to attain final approval.
Location: 790 7th Avenue, New York, NY
Project: Confirm and Test Power Sources
Site: Manhattan Times Square Hotel
Project: Design and Consultation Services for Renovation
Location: 3 Mitchell Place, New York, NY
GC Eng was hired by the previous owner of the Beekman Tower Hotel to support the renovation of the lobby alongside the architect. The project was accomplished through three stages, which involved preliminary concept and scope, furnishing construction documents, and providing construction support services.
Our firm conducted studies and provided designs for these systems:
Electrical and fire alarms
Plumbing and sprinkler
GC Eng was also responsible for the construction inspection services to ensure the project was compliant with both the NYC-BC 2008 and the 1968 Controlled Inspections, 27-345 Codes.
Site: Beekman Tower Hotel
Owner: Silverstein Properties
Owner: Union Square Hospitality Group
GC Eng provided a range of design services for the MOMA's Michelin-star rated café, The Modern. In addition to general HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and fire safety systems design, the firm also oversaw these features of the eatery:
Modified the existing lighting with new LED fixtures through coordination with the lighting vendor and the architect
Modified the existing facilities, to incorporate one new ADA compliant restroom
Evaluated existing 350-gallon grease trap which had been experiencing overflow problems and developed solutions to resolve this problem
The Modern now stands as one of the museum's most celebrated features and consistently attracts art lovers and culinary connoisseurs from all over the world.