NYC SCA On-Call Services for MEP Projects

various Locations, NY

AI Engineers, Inc., P.C. (AI) is providing design and construction administration services for an On-Call MEP Engineering Services contract for the New York City School Construction Authority (NYCSCA). Tasks include preparing design reports, 50% design documents, and 100% design documents for assigned projects. Following award of a construction contract, AI provides contract administration services, which include RFI responses, design clarifications, and submittal review for general conformance with the contract documents. AI also attends project design and construction meetings as required by the project. AI coordinates with each of the schools regarding the phased construction within the occupied school facility. The designs will all comply with the requirements of the appropriate codes and standards and the current version of the NYCSCA design manuals. The following projects represent some of AI's assignments under this on-call contract:

I.S. 7 Electrical Systems Upgrade, Staten Island, NY: AI provided design and construction administration services for the design and installation of new electrical systems to support window air conditions to be installed at the school. AI evaluated the existing school electrical services and designed new electrical distribution systems and electrical panels to support new electrical circuits installed in 32 classrooms on three floors of the existing school facility.

P.S. 229 Fire Alarm Replacement, Queens, NY: AI is providing design and construction administration services for the replacement of the existing fire alarm system for the school. AI evaluated the existing 1967/1999 fire alarm system as well as the standalone carbon monoxide sensing system for the school. The school fire protection system, consisting of a partial sprinkler system and standpipes as well as a partial smoke purge system, were evaluated as part of this project.

P.S. 001 Replace Public Address/Clock System, Brooklyn, NY: AI is providing design and construction administration services for the replacement of the public address/clock system for the school as well as new local sound system for the auditorium, cafeteria, and gymnasium spaces. AI evaluated the existing 1965 public address/ clock system as well as the sound systems in the auditorium, cafeteria, and gymnasium. A new public address/clock system was designed to provide complete coverage of the entire school. New local sound systems were design for the auditorium, cafeteria, and gymnasium spaces.

P.S. 56 Science Lab Upgrades, Staten Island, NY - AI is providing design and construction administration services for a new science lab to support the existing STEM classrooms at the school. The design will repurpose an underutilized library space. The existing space will receive new flooring and finishes. New lighting and moveable/ reconfigurable furniture will be provided for the renovated space. New cabinetry and work surfaces as well as new data and power connections are part of the design.

P.S. 001 Auditorium Upgrade, Brooklyn, NY: AI is providing design and construction administration services for the replacement of the audio/visual systems, stage lighting, house lighting, auditorium seating repairs, stage curtain replacement, and general painting of the school auditorium. AI evaluated the existing auditorium lighting and sound systems and designed new LED stage and house lighting and a completely new audio/visual system for the space. Various damage to the auditorium seating and sound walls will be repaired as part of the project. The existing concrete floor will be refinished. New stage curtains and wall painting will complete the design.

P.S. 54 Auditorium Upgrade, Bronx, NY: AI provided design and construction administration services for the replacement of the audio/visual systems, stage lighting, house lighting, auditorium seating replacement, auditorium concrete floor refinishing, stage curtain replacement, and general painting of the school auditorium. AI evaluated the existing auditorium lighting and sound systems and designed new LED stage and house lighting as well as completely new sound and projection systems. An inspection of the existing concrete floor led to a design for grinding down high spots and patching low areas left by past concrete work followed by the installation of a poured single piece epoxy resin flooring system in order to provide safe non-slip walking surfaces in the auditorium space. As part of the floor repair work, the existing seating was replaced and brought into compliance with current ADA codes. New stage curtains and painting completed the design.

P.S. 56 Auditorium Audio/Visual Upgrade, Staten Island, NY: AI provided design and construction administration services for the replacement of the audio/visual systems for the school auditorium, cafeteria, and gymnasium. AI evaluated the existing sound and projection systems in the three spaces and designed a completely new sound and projection system for the auditorium space and new local sound systems for the cafeteria and gymnasium spaces.

Highlights 

  • Duration: 2018 - Present
  • Project Scope:
    • Lighting, sound, fire protection, and related systems design
    • Classroom, gymnasium, and auditorium design
    • Building code and standards compliance
    • Existing systems evaluations