Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment
Client: Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Board | Date: 2015 | Services Provided: Architectural & Structural Engineering
The Binghamton – Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant (BJCJSTP) is a 35 million gallon per day (MGD) wastewater treatment facility that is jointly owned by the City of Binghamton and the Village of Johnson City and managed by the Binghamton – Johnson City Joint Sewage Board (BJCJSB). Much of the BJCJSTP has been inoperable or performing poorly prior to May 2011, due to failures and damage. Accordingly, an Order of Consent was negotiated between the City of Binghamton, the Village of Johnson City, the BJCJSB and the NYSDEC to develop a plan to restore treatment operations at the BJCJSTP. One component of the BJCJSTP Restoration and Rehabilitation Project is the modification of an old Blower Building (aka Generator Building).
The existing Generator Building was adapted for re-use as an Emergency Power Building, containing multiple electrical generators. Adaptation required modifications to floor and structural systems to support the generator; conversion of existing masonry openings for intake air louvers; roof or wall penetrations for generator exhaust; and new roof or wall openings for various building utilities. Additionally, there are existing staff facilities, such as locker rooms, which were converted to another use. All doors and windows in the building were also replaced.
Aubertine and Currier’s Structural and Architectural responsibilities included meeting with key personnel to define the client needs and objectives. Aubertine and Currier was also responsible for providing bid documents depicting all modifications to the building envelope and building interior elements. Coordination included regular meeting/conferences with the mechanical and electrical engineers regarding all details of building alterations and equipment requirements, including Structural, Electrical, HVAC, Instrumentation, and Plumbing.
Bid phase tasks, performed by Aubertine and Currier, included assisting in answering bidder requests for information (RFI’s) and preparing addenda for any portions of the project involving the Architectural and Structural design of the Generator Building. Construction phase tasks included assisting in review of submittals, assisting in review of or preparation of change orders, if necessary, and reviewing installed work at the project site and communicating deficiencies to the Contractor.