Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Saturday March 7, 2015
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
New England Subaru Impreza Club
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Chapters > New England Impreza Club Forum -- NESIC

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-03-2001, 10:00 PM   #1
paultg
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 437
Join Date: Oct 1999
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Londonderry, NH
Vehicle:
'91 Miata MX5 (Red)
'09 Impreza OBS (Blk/Gry)

Smile OT: Some pictures of what I work on when I am not working on my RS.

Here are some pictures of the projects I have been working on over the course of 3 yrs:

This is picture of the construction of 111 Huntington Ave, the new 36 Story office building and retail spaces (lower levels) at Prudential Center in Boston, MA. The crane is no longer needed, and the building is scheduled to open this fall.



This is a picture from the Christian Science Center reflecting pool. You can see the new 111 Huntington Tower and the construction of Belvedere Residences in the forground (my other project currently in construction).



This is a picture of what the finished projects will look like.



This is a picture looking down on the construction from the Prudential Tower. You can see the work going on for the new South Garden, Belvedere Residences, the new mall entrance on the corner of Huntington/Belvedere Street (top left), and the new glass Arcade entrance to the existing mall.


Hope you enjoy. I am not an architect, so if you hate the idea of these buildings or the way they look, go tell someone else. I just make the comfortable via Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC).

Paul G.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
paultg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2001, 10:03 PM   #2
Subedave
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 1872
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: pinned to my seat
Vehicle:
03 SVT Cobra
508rwhp 490rwtq

Default

Hey my ac is on the fritz do you think you can swing by and help me out .

Dave
Subedave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2001, 10:16 PM   #3
paultg
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 437
Join Date: Oct 1999
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Londonderry, NH
Vehicle:
'91 Miata MX5 (Red)
'09 Impreza OBS (Blk/Gry)

Default

I only do large commerical type buildings.. Sorry Dave.

Drop me an e-mail. I might be able to help, but I don't install the stuff, I just design it.. Whatever that means.

Paul G.
paultg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2001, 10:25 PM   #4
Joe Hogan
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 699
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Green Mountain State
Vehicle:
2002 golf TDI
Blue

Default

Paul,

Very nice pics ... Boston looks like it has some nice buildings

JH
Joe Hogan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2001, 10:57 PM   #5
paultg
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 437
Join Date: Oct 1999
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Londonderry, NH
Vehicle:
'91 Miata MX5 (Red)
'09 Impreza OBS (Blk/Gry)

Default

Thanks Joe. There are some really neat buildings going up in the Boston Area. MIT is replacing it's Building #20 with a really unique design, and the Prudential Center still has a few other tihings in store, as well as a few new much needed Hotels in Boston.

It is a very fun time to be doing what I am doing with so many amazing projects in this city now.


Here is a link to the marketing website for the Belveder Condos:
www.belvederecondominiums.com

Paul G.

Last edited by paultg; 07-03-2001 at 11:08 PM.
paultg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2001, 11:07 PM   #6
Matey
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 5236
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: attleboro, MA, USA
Default

oh sweet, i seen that building like partially done the past couple times i been up in boston and fenway park. nice to know the name of it now.
Matey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2001, 11:29 PM   #7
Jonathan
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 4021
Join Date: Feb 2001
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Natick, MA USA
Vehicle:
1999 Legacy GT Ltd
Quick Silver Metallic

Default

Very impressive, Paul.

One might imagine that these glass buildings might require simultaneous Heating and Air Conditioning based on the heat loss and gain associated with glass buildings. (Southern exposures hot from the sun, Northern exposurers just plain cold).

All done with heat pumps taking up an absolute minimum of floor space, I imagine.

Hopefully these use something more than an air-to-air heat exchanger ?
Jonathan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2001, 01:08 AM   #8
JGard
pooptastic
 
Member#: 1904
Join Date: Jul 2000
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Austin, TX
Vehicle:
2014 Lexus IS 350
01 Miata red

Default

Hey Paul, my firm will be moving to the in progress World Trade Center West building. Will you have anything to do with that?

it's a bit smaller, though, only 18 floors or so, I think...
JGard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2001, 09:13 AM   #9
STi Boy
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 3401
Join Date: Jan 2001
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Holbrook,MA
Vehicle:
2006 ABP LGT
2013 WRB BRZ

Default

can i live there?
STi Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2001, 12:23 PM   #10
paultg
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 437
Join Date: Oct 1999
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Londonderry, NH
Vehicle:
'91 Miata MX5 (Red)
'09 Impreza OBS (Blk/Gry)

Default

John,, the high rise building has an actual Air Handler per floor. The Glass is Low-E, good shading coefficent, and all other expensive glass properties. Each floor has a Medium Pressure trunk duct that runs through the trusses, and once the tenants buy a floor, they fit it out with a VAV system. I have not been involved too much with the tenants fit outs, but we have done almost every floor. Each floor has about 20,000 CFM of treated air.

The building has a chiller plant in the basement (4 chillers), 5 heat exchanges also in the room, and 4 cooling tower on the roof.
There are also another 5 or 6 air handlers taking car of the retail spaces on the lower levels, and floors 1-5 have two air handlers per floor. We also have a Steam Pressure Reducing Station & two heat exchangers to convert the steam to hot water.

The Belvedere Project uses 1 Air Cooled Chiller, 1 Constant Volume Air Handler for ventilation air for floors 3-9, and Fan Coil Units within the apartments. All the retail spaces within the Belvedere Building are handled by air handlers provided in the 111 Huntington building. Also has a pressure reducing station and two heat exchanges.

I think the norm was about $80-$100/square ft for the office space in 111 Huntington, and you can buy a Belvedere Condo for a Couple Million Dollars.
I am sure the other tenants would love to see a Subaru in there parking area.

Paul G.

Last edited by paultg; 07-04-2001 at 12:26 PM.
paultg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2001, 11:25 AM   #11
Mike2000GT
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 2709
Join Date: Oct 2000
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Media, PA
Vehicle:
2006 WRX Wagon
SGM

Thumbs up

Paul,

What's your % of recirculated vs. fresh air? I bet its a comfort nightmare there in the city. Its residential mostly right? What about the office space?

As an industrial hygienist, I've seen my share of HVAC travesties because of improper design (Much much older buildings). Basically too high CO2 levels because of lack of fresh air (makeup air really doesnt compensate), create employee comfort level issues. Between that and airborne microbial contaminents, I don't envy your task!

Looks like a fun and challenging job.

Mike2000GT
Mike2000GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2001, 02:36 PM   #12
Mumbles
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 248
Join Date: Sep 1999
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Default

I thought for some reason those were going to be Luxury Apartments.... hmmm....

-B
Mumbles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2001, 04:01 PM   #13
redobs
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 1501
Join Date: May 2000
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Nashua, NH
Vehicle:
2009 WRX wagon
Dark grey

Default New Thread Title?

Hey Paul,

The title should be: This is what I work on so I can pay for the stuff to work on my RS.
redobs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2001, 08:22 PM   #14
paultg
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 437
Join Date: Oct 1999
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Londonderry, NH
Vehicle:
'91 Miata MX5 (Red)
'09 Impreza OBS (Blk/Gry)

Default

Pete, good point.

Brendan, the Belvedere building has apartments on floors 3-11 that are all luxury condos. The smallest apartment in the building is a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom that is 800 sq.ft. and the largest are 2 or 3 bedroom apartments with 3-4 bathrooms are about 3000 sq.ft.!

Mike2000gt:
The Office Building (111 Huntington Tower) air handlers (one or two per floor) vary the % of ventialtion air and return air based on the loads (occupancy of the building), and VAV (varialbe air volume) boxes also cycle based in thermostats within the office or zone it is serving. The code requirement for an office building is 20 cfm/person of ventilation air. In some cases we use CO2 sensors to adjust the VAV box or air handler based on occupancy, but I don't think we do in this type of building. That is used more in a "function room" with high occupany loads (like 50+ people).
If you run a unit at 50% Outside Air, and have 10 people in an office space, you need 400 Cfm to satisfy the code.

In Belevedere (the residential part of the building) we have a 100% ventilation air unit conditioning the cooridors of the building. This air along with the operable windows within the apartments provide the fresh air requirements for the residential code. Perimeter Fan Coil Units (FCU's-4-pipe, heating and cooling) deal with conditioning the apartments.

Believe me, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is a HUGE part of my job, and we take it very serious in my office. The energy codes have been changing also, so you really need to be carefull.

I am glad you guys like the pictures. I tell people I am an HVAC engineer, and they look at me with a blank stare, so it is nice to get some positive feedback.

Thanks guys,

Paul G.
paultg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2001, 11:29 PM   #15
TSDScooby
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 2856
Join Date: Nov 2000
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Boston MA, USA
Vehicle:
2008 Outback XT
Blue

Default

Ok, now for the silly question:

How the heck do you setup a crane? Do you build it from the bottom up? If so, how do you build the big platform on top?

thanks...

TSDSCooby,
-Emilio
TSDScooby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2001, 06:48 AM   #16
paultg
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 437
Join Date: Oct 1999
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Londonderry, NH
Vehicle:
'91 Miata MX5 (Red)
'09 Impreza OBS (Blk/Gry)

Default

Emilio,
I don't know, but they do it quick! On the office building, they had two cranes, so they used one to take the other one down. I have no idea how the got the last one down though. And, I have no idea how they get them up. I do know they were adjusting the height as the 111 Huntington Building whet up and down, by removing sections.

It is kind of crazy when your on a floor and a large peice of equipment or a beam goes flying by ya on a windy day.

Paul G.
paultg is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Some pictures of this weekends work Nixlimited Factory 2.5L Turbo Powertrain (EJ Series Factory 2.5L Turbo) 5 10-18-2005 02:39 PM
Now I know why I am not working in I.T. LoriAngel Off-Topic 31 08-24-2004 11:50 PM
Here are some pictures of my old cars. Post some of yours. STEALTH-WRX Member's Car Gallery 24 04-01-2003 03:47 PM
Some pics of what I had to go through after a curb attacked my car. munkis Brakes, Steering & Suspension 7 02-18-2003 01:11 AM
OT: Some pictures of the Mustang's grenaded engine Patrick Olsen New England Impreza Club Forum -- NESIC 14 04-12-2002 08:58 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2015 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.