Lilker Associates and Lilker Energy Solutions are providing design engineering services for the renovation and repositioning of the former Guardian Life office building located at 7 Hanover Square, consisting of 930,000 sq. ft. of existing space on 26 floors and cellar spaces, plus two new floors on the roof, adding 20,000 sq. ft.
Lilker Associates is providing engineering services for new MEP infrastructure systems throughout, including the installation of a new in-building 2 Megawatt emergency diesel generator system with interconnection infrastructure for hooking up two additional remote 2 Megawatt generators that will be brought in on trailers along with all other associated emergency distribution requirements for backing up the entire building.
The 1st floor will house a food court and restaurant area known as the Market Hall, with additional small retail areas. The food court and restaurant area known as the Market Hall will extend through the building from Pearl St. to Water St. Lilker is providing new MEP infrastructure throughout, converting previous main MER spaces into tenant areas, relocating critical systems, designing new lobbies, configuring the retail extension and designing the rooftop areas with amenity spaces.
Lilker Energy Solutions is providing Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning Services inclusive of design phase reviews of the BOD, OPR, and design documents, commissioning kick-off meeting and subsequent commissioning site visits and meetings, review of submittals, witnessing of start-ups, field verification of completed PFCs, functional testing and TAB Verification, re-testing of deficient items until all items are corrected or accepted by Owner, verification of Owner training, seasonal testing, and distribution of final report and systems manual. Services provided for all MEP and envelope systems as they pertain to the buildings overall heating/cooling/ventilation performance.
As the commissioning agent, LES was the driving force for ensuring that the design team and mechanical contractor work together, update records and drawings, and understand the effect proposed changes would have on system operations.
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