Westhaven Senior Living
Five abandoned multi-story residential buildings are being transformed into 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units to create 114 senior living apartments. An existing Community Center is also being renovated as part of the scope of services. Tec provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering to complete the renovations. The electrical engineering included lighting and lighting controls as well as new general purpose receptacles and specific power requirements for the residents’ kitchens. The electrical design provided for the power requirements of the various items of HVAC equipment and controls. Tec coordinated the existing electric utility requirements for electrical service, communications and data services. Voice and data pathway, as well as fire alarm system design, and building security were also part of the electrical engineering package. Our mechanical engineers completed a preliminary mechanical assessment of the structures to determine the appropriate HVAC system design for the various unit types. Tec provided HVAC engineering and design which included residential unit kitchen and toilet room exhausts, as well as the design of Direct Digital Controls (DDC) temperature controls. Plumbing system design included roof drains, storm and sanitary sewers within the building, domestic water service from a connection point approximately five feet beyond the building foundation. Domestic hot and cold water distribution throughout the building as well as domestic hot water boilers and various plumbing fixture specifications were included. Rounding out the plumbing scope of services, a performance specification for the fire suppression sprinkler system and the design for incoming fire water service were also included.