The renovation of the St. Luke’s Medical Center was a collaboration between HTS and Turner Construction to convert their traditionally built mechanical equipment room into a prefabricated boiler plant. The boiler plant is a 2-story prefabricated design and the largest off-site fabricated boiler plant in New York City.
The weight of the massive boilers was the biggest challenge in this project. It required a high level of coordination between the system designs and the unique balancing requirements of the rigs. In order to effectively overcome this issue, HTS project teams managed the rigging outside of business hours, successfully lifting the equipment 11 stories high to reach the building’s rooftop. Relocating equipment to the roof opened up the significant amount of space occupied by the mechanical equipment room, which can now be further used for healthcare.
The St. Luke’s project took 6 months of design and coordination, and another 6 months to build. HTS helped deliver a solution that provides efficient heating without sacrificing the footprint of the hospital and completed the work within the $5 million budget.