This Project is a field study to identify all cross connects and dead legs on the domestic water distribution lines and provide record drawings of plumbing systems at the Fayetteville VA Medical Center. The scope of work includes a complete survey and identification of all potential or actual cross connections. The project will adhere to VHA Directive 1061. The study will produce full set of record plumbing drawings depicting existing layout of the entire domestic water system consisting of 37 buildings on the Fayetteville Campus. The contractor (NEI) will provide approximate costs for each corrective action.
Total SF: 705,291
Modernize Waste Water Treatment PlantLyons VAMC, Lyons, NJ
NEI provided all A/E design, technical specifications, as-built documentation and cost estimates
Design of a copper removal system for a WWTP with an average daily flow of 0.4 MGD
Electrical connections for sand filters backwash system
New comminutor, including electrical and controls
Replacement of exterior UV disinfection system
Replacement of 8″ and 10″ BFP systems
New exterior 10′ high fencing, stairs, landing and walkway grating
NEI provided laboratory test of soils around tanks for lead
Modify Water Distribution SystemWilmington VAMC - Delaware
The Wilmington, Delaware VAMC engaged NEI to perform all design work and phasing to attain 100% compliance with VA Directive 1061 for Buildings 1 and 17 - total sf approximately 420K. NEI will assess and map all potable water distribution systems, determine dead legs to be removed, determine method of maintaining required temperatures, design continuous monitoring systems as required, improve the hot water return systems, to include re-sizing and replacing pumps. Environmental services include testing and design abatement and remediation of asbestos and lead on piping if necessary. NEI will supply complete as-built drawings.
Legionella PreventionVA Hudson Valley Healthcare System - Castle Point, NY
This project requires detailed field site work to physically identify all the dead legs as defined by the VA. The work includes opening ceiling tiles and accessing panels in order to inspect and measure the distribution pipes to determine which lines fall within the dead leg definition. The VA defines a dead leg as a length of pipe with one end open to the system and the other end terminating at a cap, closed valve or fitting, or a plumbing fixture.
Mechanical & Plumbing StudyVA Montrose Campus - Montrose, NY
NEI provides services which include various phases of design - site survey, design analysis, drawings and construction specifications. Project phasing will provide a minimum interruption to the medical Centers normal activity. Risk assessments including asbestos, lead base paint and environmental controls are provided by NEI's team.
Legionella PreventionNorthport VAMC - Northport, NY
This project is a field study to identify the dead legs on the potable water distribution lines at the Northport, New York VAMC. Per VHA Directive 1061, dead legs are generally defined as pipe lengths greater than two times the pipe diameter terminating at a cap/closed valve/fitting. This was a multi-phase project that required NEI to access each floor, room, corridor, and area in 16 buildings totaling 997,000 sf. This project design had a 320 day completion schedule and required extensive phasing to minimize operational disruptions.
Water Line MappingLebanon VAMC - Lebanon, PA
This project is a field study that identifies the dead legs (3 ft. in length terminating at a cap/closed valve/fitting) on the potable water distribution lines at the Lebanon VAMC in Lebanon, PA. This is a multi-phase project that required NEI to access each floor, room, corridor, and area in 13 buildings.
Fire Protection Piping & LoopWilkes-Barre VAMC, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Upgrade exterior water piping and sanitary sewer systems
NEI responsible for a topographic survey of existing water line location
Ground penetrating radar used by a sub-consultant to determine location of existing UG utilities near the existing water line
Final plan developed to show as-built water line and existing utilities
NEI provided site survey and investigation, load and sizing calculations, concept development, design development, preliminary drawings, construction drawings, specifications, cost estimates and construction period services
Design takes into consideration the critical continuous supply of domestic water needed for the new Community Living Center
Plumbing UpgradeWilkes- Barre VAMC - Wilkes-Barre, PA
This project addressed the replacement of the existing domestic hot, cold and hot water piping infrastructure of an 800,000 sf building with a new piping system that will allow the antiquated piping system to be abandoned while reducing the potential for Legionella Disease. The new system permits 140 degree water to be distributed to all areas o the building with zone level mixing valve stations, as well as the addition of a new VFD controlled domestic water pressure booster system.