Emerson Street Firehouse Upgrade Project, City of Rochester

The Emerson Street Firehouse project involved the demolition and replacement of the existing HVAC system with new roof-top units for heating and cooling, removal of asbestos containing materials, installation of a new exhaust hood for the kitchen stove with an integral make-up air unit and fire suppression system, installation of 3 gas-fired unit heaters in the apparatus bay, replacement of the electrical circuit breaker panels, relocation of electrical conduits and plumbing, installation of new duct work, new carbon monoxide sensors, installation of new drop ceilings, and repair of disturbed finish surfaces.

Lu Engineers provided Resident Project Representative (RPR) services as a subconsultant during the construction phase of this project. As the RPR, we provided part-time construction observation to document that the work was installed per the design drawings as well as any change orders. Lu witnessed equipment startups and testing, scheduled and ran bi-weekly job progress meetings, prepared the meeting minutes, took project photos, helped facilitate communication and coordination between three Prime Contractors, scheduled special inspections, helped conduct the final walk through after substantial completion, and checked to make sure the punch list items were completed.