Current Projects in Design

Seward Museum, Auburn, NY

Rehabilitation of the Seward Museum Barn and Carriage House, the building were built in 1860. Work is to include new electrical service to the buildings, including new lighting, new heating and air conditioning to better maintain space conditions and allow for storage of collectables, and adding in a new ADA bathroom. Our role is to provide mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering services for this project. 

Elmira Correctional Facility, Elmira, NY

Convert steam heating system to hot water heating system, replace plumbing sanitary and water lines to cells, replace plumbing fixtures in the cells with a combi unit, add showers to meat code requirements. Work is to include adding a steam to hot water heat exchanger and hot water pumps in the basement. Replace the steam radiators in the cells with hot water security enclosure baseboard. replace the existing exhaust system with an energy recovery system and duct the exhaust to each cell. Replace sanitary mains in the basement and risers and lines to every cell, replace water lines to each cell. Add showers on floors 2-4. Our role on the project was to provide mechanical engineering services for this project.

Great Meadow Correctional Facility – School Building, Comstock, NY 

Replace windows in entire building. Work is to include replacing all the windows in the school building and remove and reinstall any mechanical, electrical or plumbing items in the way of the window work. Our role on the project was to provide mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering services to support the window replacement.

Parkside View Vale Neighborhood, Schenectady, NY

Renovation of 20 duplex buildings, full gut rehabilitation of 3 duplex buildings and new construction of 1 duplex building. Work is to include removing the hot water boiler and replace with mini split heat pumps, remove gas fired water heaters and replace with heat pump water heaters. Remove the gas stove and oven and replace with electrical, remove gas drier and replace with electric dryer. Upgrade the electrical service. Our role is to provide mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering services for this project.

Adirondack Correctional Facility – Building 1 and 20 – Ray Brook, NY

Replace the roof on building 1, provide attic ventilation in building 1 and repair building 20 roof. Work is to include adding fans and louvers in the attic to ventilate the attic if the humidity or temperature get to high. Replacing all roofs on building 1 and repairing roofs on building 20. Our role for this project was to provide mechanical and electrical engineering services.

Broom DDSO Building 1 G, Binghamton, NY

Replace boiler in building 1G. Work is to include removing existing boiler, pumps, expansion tank and all associated accessories. Provide 2 boilers sized at 66% of the building load and provide new pumps and expansion tank. The new boilers will be direct vented. Our role for this project was to provide the mechanical and electrical engineering services.

Owego DOT, Owego, NY

Provide ventilation to the truck garage. Work is to include providing a energy recovery unit with gas fired heating to provide the code required exhaust when the humidity is to high, or when the presence of contaminates are to high. Our role on this project is to provide architectural, mechanical, and electrical engineering services. 

Current Projects in Construction

Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, Bedford Hills, NY

Our role was to provide mechanical and plumbing engineering services for the design of the classroom addition. The new HVAC system consisted of an energy recovery roof top unit to supply the ventilation to the spaces and baseboard heat in all rooms to maintain the space temperature. There was also a mini split system installed in the AV closet to maintain the space temperature requirements for the AV equipment. An existing steam to hot water heat exchanger in the building next door needed to be replaced to allow for the heating load increase due to the new addition. The plumbing scope consisted of providing a new water main to the building and tying it into the existing building and taping off the existing hot water line to provide domestic hot water to the new bathrooms. It also included new roof drains and secondary drains.  

Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research,  Orangeburg, NY

Establish a sleep research laboratory in the Nathan Kline Research Institute. The sleep lab shall consist of two sound insulated sleep rooms, observation station, prep station, private research participant bathroom, changing area with private shower, linen/supply closet, as well as clean and dirty utility rooms. Plumbing systems shall include a sink in the dirty utility room. The heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems shall provide individual comfort control in each of the spaces.  Special attention shall be given to assure the HVAC systems serving the sleep rooms are quiet so as not to disturb the participants sleep. New lighting will be provided with dimmable switches. Infrared cameras will be provided to allow remote monitoring of research participants during darkness. The existing fire protection sprinkler system shall be modified to accommodate the new floor plan.  Our role was to provide Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical engineering services for this project.  

Riverview Correctional Facility, Ogdensburg, NY

Our role was to provide plumbing and electrical engineering services for the systems associated with the quarry tile floor replacement. The electrical scope was to provide temporary power so that all the kitchen equipment needed could be on one side of the kitchen at a time. The plumbing scope was to replace the floor drains and sinks as the floor was being replaced. 

Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY

Renovation of Coulter Library into Innovative Learning Space. My role was the Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical engineer for this project. Work included providing infrastructure for cameras, microphones, and monitors. HVAC systems and lighting needed modifications to match the new layout.  Remodel of classrooms F281, F283, F284 and F286 to provide a workroom and a large active learning classroom for 20 students for the Health Information Technology program and a classroom/lab for the Medical Assistant program. Our role was to provide Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical Engineering services for this project

Rockland Psychiatric Center, Orangeburg, NY

Replace fifty-seven vinyl-clad wood windows. The new windows will be heavy commercial or architectural grade aluminum clad wood windows. Provide improvements to the exterior basement stair to prevent water from entering the stairwell. Replace four air handling units, replace chiller and air-cooled condensing unit. Our role on this project was to provide mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering services.

101 Eleventh St., Watkins Glen, NY

Remove existing house and garage and provide 2 story brick building. The 2 story building will have a restaurant on the first floor and a one bedroom and a two bedroom apartment on the second floor. Our role was to provide the architectural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services for this project.

Ithaca Central Schools – Dewitt Middle School, Ithaca, NY

Convert the pneumatic control system to electronic control system. Work is to include replacing VAV terminal control valves, blower coil control valves and damper actuators, air handler control valves and damper actuators,  rooftop control valves and damper actuators, three-way control valves in the mechanical room, remove all pneumatic components. Our role on this project was to provide mechanical engineering services.

Ithaca Central Schools – Boynton Middle School, Ithaca, NY

Convert the pneumatic control system to electronic control system. Work is to include replacing VAV terminal control valves, blower coil control valves and damper actuators, air handler control valves and damper actuators,  rooftop control valves and damper actuators, three-way control valves in the mechanical room, remove all pneumatic components. Our role on this project was to provide mechanical engineering services.

Roscoe Rest Area, Livingston Manor, NY

Provide a building to house the fresh water tank for the water needs of the rest area. Work to include a new building, water tank, well pumps and connection to existing water system. Our role for this project was to provide electrical and plumbing engineering services.

Link Movement Studio, Elmira, NY

Convert the vacant third floor into an apartment and dance studio area. Work to include adding sprinklers to the third floor, providing heating and cooling to the third floor, providing a one bedroom apartment to the third floor. It also included upgrading all utilities to meet the demand of the renovated floor. Our role on this project was to provide architectural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services.

Alcohol and Drug Council, Lansing, NY

Construction of a 40 bed residential treatment and outpatient facility. DASNY project number 357940, OASAS FS NO 536. Renovate an existing, two story, 19,420 square foot office building in to a 40 bed Residential Treatment and Outpatient Facility. The interior will be gutted and redesigned to accommodate the 40 bed Residential Treatment on the second floor and the Outpatient Facility on the first floor. A commercial kitchen will be provided on the first floor. A standby generator will be provided for the Residential Treatment and Kitchen. Our role was to provide Electrical and Fire Protection engineering services for this project. 

 

Past Projects

Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, Queens Village, NY

Rehabilitation of patient operated bathrooms in Building 40 on floors 2 through 12. All rooms have showers – no tubs. Work to include gut rehabilitation of the bathrooms. The total number of bathrooms involved in the project is 64.  There are two wards per floor-each ward has four bathrooms or eight bathrooms per floor. Our role was to provide Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical engineering services for this project.  

Lil Joe’s Repair Garage, Watkins Glen, NY

Lil Joe’s Repair Garage is located in the heart of Watkins Glen, NY and was chosen as an awardee for assistance under the Downtown Revitalization Initiative project. Cabezas Engineering, PLLC is in charge of overseeing a full interior and exterior renovation that is underway to prepare the property to be leased to a future retail, commercial and residential tenant.

Gouverneur Correctional Facility, Gouverneur, NY

Lead Engineer, for the mechanical and plumbing design of the basement classrooms and rework of the sanitary lines for the cells above in building 28. The new HVAC system has an air handling unit in the attic with energy recovery and dehumidification and is ducted to the basement for ventilation, there is base board radiation in each room in the basement to maintain space temperature. The existing sanitary mains needed to be removed and raised to allow for the code required head room. Also, in this project we added electronic water control to all the cells and showers. 

Upstate Correctional Facility, Malone, NY

Lead Engineer, for the mechanical and plumbing design of the basement classrooms and rework of the sanitary lines for the cells above. The new HVAC system has an air handling unit in the attic with energy recovery and dehumidification and is ducted to the basement for ventilation, there is base board radiation in each room in the basement to maintain space temperature. The existing sanitary mains needed to be removed and raised to allow for the code required head room. Also, in this project we added electronic water control to all the cells and showers. This scope of work was provided in three different buildings at this facility, building 8, 10 and 11. 

SUNY Upstate University Hospital, Fluoroscopy Room, Syracuse, NY

Renovate an existing Fluro Room and adding new Fluoroscopy equipment. The existing equipment and associated accessories were removed, and the room was prepared for the new equipment being installed. Our role on this project was to provide electrical engineering services.

SUNY Upstate University Hospital, UCC CT Simulator Room, Syracuse, NY

Renovate an existing CT Simulator room and replacement of the CT Simulator. The existing CT Simulator and all controls were removed, and the space was modified as required for the new CT Simulator. Our role on this project was to provide electrical engineering services.

SUNY Upstate University Hospital Cancer Brachtherapy Room, Syracuse, NY

Renovate an existing Brachtherapy room and replacement of the Brachtherapy equipment. Our role on this project was to provide electrical engineering services.

Oneonta Dot, Oneonta, NY

Replace the insulation in the roof and provide ventilation to the truck garage. Work to include renovating the bathroom to be ADA compliant and fully sprinkling the building. Our role for this project was to provide the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services.

Below is a list of projects our President, Howard Cabezas, PE, has worked on while employed at:

R. G. Vanderweil Engineers, LLP in Boston, MA,

Tetra Tech Architects and Engineers in Ithaca, NY,

Hunt Engineers, Architects & Surveyors in Horseheads, NY, and

BCA Architects & Engineers in Ithaca, NY

 

New York State Office Of General Services:

Attica Correctional Facility, Attica, NY

Auburn Correctional Facility, Auburn, NY

Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, Bedford Hills, NY

Cortland DOT, Cortland, NY

Creedmoor Psychiatric Center Bldg. 40, Queens, NY

Creedmoor Psychiatric Center Bldg. 73, Queens, NY

Creedmoor Psychiatric Center Bldg. 102, Queens, NY

Dulles State Office Building, Watertown, NY

Elizabethtown DOT, Elizabethtown, NY

Glenmore Road State Armory, Troy, NY

Garden City DOT, Garden City, NY

Gouverneur Correctional Facility, Gouverneur, NY

Harrisville DOT, Harrisville, NY

Highland Residential Center, Highland, NY

MacCormick Residential Center, Brooktondale, NY

Nathan Kline Research Institute, Orangeburg, NY

New York City Children’s Center, Queens, NY

New York State Police Oneida, Oneida, NY

Ogdensburg Correctional Facility, Ogdensburg, NY

Ogdensburg DOT, Ogdensburg, NY

Oneonta DOT, Oneonta, NY

Onondaga County DOT, Syracuse, NY

Rochester Army Aviation Support Facility, Rochester, NY

Rockland Psychiatric Center Bldg. 819, Poughkeepsie, NY

Steuben County DOT, Painted Post, NY

Sullivan Correctional Facility, Fallsburg, NY

Upstate Correctional Facility, Malone, NY

Hotels:

New Jersey Marriot Hotel, Deptford Township, NJ

Sheraton, Boston, MA

Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, Las Vegas, NV

Venetian Resort Hotel Garage, Las Vegas, NV

Venetian Resort Hotel Meeting Rooms, Las Vegas, NV

Virginia Marriot Hotel, Charlottesville, VA

K-12 School Districts:

Alfred Almond Central School, Almond, NY

Fonda Fultonville Central School District, Fonda, NY

GST Boces, Elmira, NY

Hampton Borough School District, Hampton, NY

Horseheads Central School District, Horseheads, NY

Ithaca Central School District, Ithaca, NY

McGraw School District, McGraw, NY

Morris Central School District, Morris, NY

Odessa Montour Central School District, Odessa, NY

ONC Boces, Milford, NY

Skaneateles Central School District, Skaneateles, NY

Troy City School District, Troy, NY

Waterford Half Moon, Waterford, NY

Webster Central School District, Webster, NY

Whitesboro Central School District, Yorkville, NY

William Floyd Union Free School District, Mastic Beach, NY

Valley Central School District, Montgomery, NY

Higher Education:

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT

Commercial:

Corning Inc, Canton, NY

Leprino Foods Company, Sayre, PA

Lucent Technologies, Allentown, PA

Putnam Investment, Boston, MA

Schuyler County Shared Service Garage, Montour Falls, NY

Schuyler County Humane Society, Montour Falls, NY

Solutia Inc, Springfield, MA

Town of Candor DPW Garage, Candor, NY

Museum:

Tubman African American Museum, Macon, GA

Federal:

A-E Services for US Army Corps of Engineers – East End Housing Barracks, Iraq

A-E Services for US Army Corps of Engineers – Theater Vehicle Maintenance, Afghanistan

A-E Services for USAID – District Center, Afghanistan

A-E Services for USAID – Training Center, Afghanistan

Bagram Troop Housing, Afghanistan