A Unique Sports Complex Requires a Specialized Solution
Basketball City is a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment center located at Pier 36 on the East Side of New York City. When the HVAC system for this large-scale facility seemed insufficient, the client trusted Donnelly Mechanical, an EQUANS company, as the contractor tasked with identifying issues and offering solutions. Built on piers and elevated above water, this project contained a unique set of geographic challenges.
Recognizing the Presence of Unseen Issues
The client recognized that their HVAC equipment performance was deteriorating at a worrying rate. Running for approximately seven years, the equipment was only at half the expected life cycle when issues of poor performance and premature failure were noticed. This project required a team capable of identifying and solving problems created by previous contractors, while also navigating the unique set-up of a sports and entertainment facility elevated above the East River of Manhattan.
Donnelly Mechanical's Response
Pinpointing the Recurring Issues
Donnelly Mechanical did a full Systems Analysis of the existing system and found that poor maintenance and an incomplete installation and startup were the root cause of the ongoing issues rather than faulty equipment. We coordinated with the existing electrical, roofing and control contractors to put together a solution for the 70,000 square foot facility.
In consultation with the client, the decision was made to add four additional units to the prior set of seven to make the facility more accommodating of large corporate events with extensive staging and lighting.
Donnelly eventually replaced the original seven units, repairing the impaired units extensively in the interim to maintain facility usage.
With knowledge and experience, Donnelly takes a comprehensive approach to installing and servicing HVAC systems from start to finish. Donnelly uses full systems analysis techniques to indicate performance issues and offer a range of solutions that often result in successful projects and continuous work with long-term clients.
Successful analysis and installation along with an extended multi-year warranty on parts and labor ushered in an ongoing preventive maintenance contract with the client. The total contract value for work at Basketball City has exceeded $1.1M USD.