Science and Technology Portfolio
The MEP design of an Electronics Lab consisting of specialized, sensitive equipment. Included in the design was the sizing of HVAC equipment, specialized grounding and clean power. All loads were verified and mechanical and electrical equipment specified to support the operation.
IEEE – Disaster Recovery Center Feasibility Study
Los Alamitos, CA
Rock Brook performed a study for IEEE to evaluate the feasibility to construct a new Disaster Recovery Center in Los Alamitos, CA to back up their primary Data Center in New Jersey. As part of this project, engineers from Rock Brook visited the proposed site in California to verify field conditions and assess the location, infrastructure, etc. As part of the study Rock Brook evaluated the Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection infrastructure as well as the Information Technology infrastructure to the site. The feasibility study also included structural and geotechnical considerations. The feasibility study was based upon Tier II requirements as defined by the Uptime Institute.
Applied Communication Systems (ACS) –Tenant Fit Out
Basking Ridge, NJ
75,000 sf renovation of an existing structure to support new electronics laboratories and other sensitive spaces. Existing HVAC hydronic piping and ductwork was modified in order to preserve infrastructure. Electrical busway was relocated from ACS’s existing operations for reuse. Sensitive spaces were constructed in accordance with corporate guidelines. HVAC and electrical infrastructure was designed for two data centers. Various Audio Visual solutions were utilized within the space.
Fresenius Medical Care –Dialysis Center
10,000 sf fit out of an existing structure to be used as a dialysis center. The project was designed in accordance with FGI Healthcare Guidelines. Existing rooftop mechanical equipment was reused to support the space. New HVAC main and branch ductwork was specified to meet the program requirements. A new outdoor emergency generator provides power to critical and life safety loads in the event of a power outage. Careful coordination with the architect and pure water system designer was required in order to meet program requirements.
Fresenius Medical Care – Dialysis Center
10,000 sf fit out of an existing structure to be used as a dialysis center. The project was designed in accordance with FGI Healthcare Guidelines. New mechanical equipment was specified to support the space. A new outdoor emergency generator provides power to critical and life safety loads in the event of a power outage. Careful coordination with the architect and pure water system designer was required in order to meet program requirements.
Lundbeck Research, USA - Neuro Science Building
A 15,000 square foot renovation and 15,000 square foot expansion of the existing building to support vivarium, laboratory and ancillary space. All new HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems were provided for this project including air cooled chillers, high efficiency modular hot water boilers, custom air handling equipment, UPS, standby generator, water softeners and waste neutralization. Existing systems were tied into new where feasible to provide additional backup in the event of an equipment failure in any of the systems.
Ethicon Surgical Center
Renovation of existing laboratory and office space into a state-of-the-art surgical suites training facility for Ethicon (a Johnson & Johnson Company) in Somerville, New Jersey. The HVAC design included the design and specification of a new air handling to supply 100% outside air to tissue laboratories. It also involved the design and construction of high-end meeting rooms for visiting surgeons and doctors.
First Investors Corporation
A 25,000 square foot disaster recovery center for a financial institution. Critical spaces included a Data Center, conditioned warehouse and disaster recovery area. Design required new air handling equipment, UPS, standby generator, facility management system, leak detection system and study for standby water supply.
Agilex Flavors & Fragrances (AromaTech)
Complete renovation of 22,000 square feet within an existing office building. The project included the design of new lab space for both Research and Development along with sampling and analyzation. The space also included office space and board rooms. The electrical infrastructure was designed to accommodate the large power requirements of these different labs.
Absorption Systems, Construction Cost Estimate Support – Lab and Office Space
Preliminary design including a basis of design to support construction cost estimates of 36,000 square feet of research and support space. The program included all new mechanical and electrical infrastructures with N+1 redundancy.
Absorption Systems, Construction Cost Estimate Support – Lab and Office Space
Ciudad Del Saber, Panama
Development of a basis of design for the renovation to an existing, four story 36,000 square foot building into offices, laboratories and vivarium. The program included all new mechanical and electrical infrastructures with N+1 redundancy.
Criticom International Mission Critical Sites
Renovation of 15,000 square feet of space on the second floor of a two-story building to mission critical and support space. In addition to the requirements to code compliance, UL 827 was followed. New HVAC and electrical systems were installed including redundant HVAC and UPS, backup generation. Prior to the development of design documents, a due diligence of the existing facility was performed to support the client’s lease negotiations.
Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) - Fresh Cancellous Suite
The new Fresh Cancellous Suite involved the conversion of multiple rooms from offices to liquid nitrogen storage facilities. HVAC and electrical designs were provided. The renovations included the addition of dedicated exhaust fans, 100% outside air DX units and oxygen sensors in each room. The conversions affected approximately 3000 square feet.
Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF)
MTF processes and distributes donated human tissue for transplant. The tissue is stored in subzero freezers. MTF leased 30,000 square feet of warehouse space to install 230 freezers. The existing electrical system was upgraded to provide 100% electrical backup from an onsite diesel generator. The HVAC system was upgraded to remove the additional heat rejected by the freezers.
Cultech is a manufacturer of high end packaging products. They are constructing a new 150,000 square foot facility which will include color printers, die cutters, gluing machines and other support equipment. As part of a design-build team, The Rock Brook Consulting Group is providing electrical, mechanical and plumbing design services to include a 15,000 volt primary electrical service, three unit substations, D-X cooling, humidification, reverse osmosis (RO) water distribution, compressed air system, natural gas piping, storm water drains and domestic water system.
Vascular Access Centers (VAC)
West Orange, NJ
Renovation of approximately 7,000 square feet on the First Floor of a 1978 vintage 50,000 square foot building. This space includes a Sterile Suite, Exam Rooms, Support Areas, Offices, and a Conference Room. Baseboard heat was replaced with an overhead radiant panel system. A new HVAC system was installed to support ventilation and filtration requirements and to provide increased energy efficiency. HEPA filter were installed as required. New shafts were installed to accommodate the new HVAC system. New transformers, distribution panels and submetering systems were installed. Plumbing requirements included manifolded gases and a new domestic hot water system.
The Princeton SurgiPlex
The analysis and review of the OR Suite, located within the facility, to determine the cause of excessive humidity in the OR Suite. Provided several design options to correct excessive humidity in the OR Suite. Design was provided to maintain temperature and humidity conditions of 68 degrees F, 50% RH as well as 62 degrees F, 50% RH. The design met the mechanical criteria as stated in the “Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospital and Health Care Facilities”.
A 10,000 square foot private outpatient surgical facility project included testing and analysis of existing mechanical system and redesign. The surgical area was upgraded requiring the complete replacement of the mechanical system. The minimum design criteria used was Guideline for Design and Construction of Hospital and Health Care Facilities.