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NYFD Engine Company No. 239


Brooklyn, New York<br style='line-height:2px'>New York City Department of Design & Construction

HAKS provided engineering and design services for the $4.5 million rehabilitation of the New York City Fire Department Engine Company No. 239 in Brooklyn. Services encompassed structural design and MEP systems, including HVAC, electrical power and communications, and sprinkler systems. The total area of the existing structure was 7,012 square feet; the final area after extension will be 8,275 square feet, including the basement. 

Structural design includes:

  • Basement extension, with design of reinforced concrete retaining wall and underpinning system to stabilize foundations of adjacent buildings
  • Extension of first, second and third floors by providing new steel structure with concrete slab and preparing connection details with the existing structure
  • New steel structure with concrete slab at kitchen area
  • Removal of one column at front door to provide a wider entrance, and design of a supporting system to transfer loads to the end columns

MEP includes:

  • HVAC system based on roof packaged units combined with split units to supply heating and air conditioning for the entire building. Hot water radiator units were provided for perimeter walls and the fire engine apparatus area.
  • Electric power for the building required new 120/208v AC service from the utility distribution system. In addition, a new indoor 180-kW, 120/208v AC emergency generator provides emergency power to the entire building. A new lighting system was also designed for the entire building to include night lighting, emergency and normal lighting.
  • A new communication system includes a dedicated telephone system and wireless intercom system. Plumbing includes new domestic, sanitary and drain systems throughout the building. The new domestic water system includes a redundant hot water system.
  • A new sprinkler system was installed for the entire building.