Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Sprinkler Design

Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY — Pediatrics Suite


Montefiore Medical Center opened a state-of-the-art children’s hospital in 2001. To complete its pediatrics suite, it required a full space renovation. This project was “fast tracked” at three weeks, and because the space was undergoing a change of use, the project required approval and filing with the Department of Health and the NYC Building Department.

As the prime consultant, MEP designed the mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and sprinkler construction documents. MEP reused as much of the existing system as possible, and incorporated efficient design of HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems. All systems were designed, filed and approved on time.

6th Floor Pediatrics Renovation

MMC_Logo2Facility Description

Montefiore’s state-of-the-art children’s hospital was opened in 2001 and is the center of our Child Health Network. The seven story building has approximately 120,000 square feet of usable area and is connected to the Montefiore Medical Center (MMC) complex. The building is mechanically served by a 40% outdoor air central ventilation system. The air distribution system is comprised of constant volume boxes (CVB) for core zones and CVB’s with reheat coils for perimeter zones.

Project Origin and Goals

The scope of work for this project consists of a complete space renovation of approximately 4,000 square feet in size. Architect Mascioni & Behrmann was the architect of record for the project. The suite was designed to accommodate patient bed rooms, one isolation room, treatment room, equipment room, nurse station and a visitor lounge.

MEP as the prime consultants of the project MEP was responsible to design 100% of the mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and sprinkler construction documents. This project was categorized “Fast Track” by the MMC Design and Construction Department. MEP was given three weeks to complete 100% construction documents.

The space underwent a complete change of use. Therefore, all of the mep services were virtually completely removed. As such, filing with the Department of Health and NYC Building Department was required. And administration of filing and compliance with 10 NYCRR Section 711 and all pertinent technical standards was included under the scope of MEP’s services.

Site Findings and Solutions

HVAC — MEP designed a new distribution system in compliance with AIA and NYC Building Code. A constant volume system was design to complement the existing infrastructure and dedicated exhaust for the isolation room was provided.

Plumbing — The design called to install twenty five new plumbing fixtures including a commercial clothes washer and dryer. Eight medical gas service points containing medical air, oxygen, and medical vacuum were installed.

Electrical — The complete suite was rewired for power, lighting, emergency lighting, fire alarm, and nurse’s call.

Sprinkler — The main branches running within the suite were reused and new branch piping was provided to feed new head locations throughout the space.


MEP completed the design within schedule and the project was filed with both the Department of Health and NYC Department of Buildings.