ADCON has performed a wide range of engineering services to improve the conditions of municipal sites. A partial list of typical projects performed is as follows:
City of Philadelphia Municipal Services Building
Cost of Construction: $1.5 Million
ADCON performed an overall building assessment and provided the City of Philadelphia with a final survey report, which recommended corrective measures, including design drawings and specifications.
The scope of work consisted of mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering and design and specification services, including demolition of existing facilities, furnishing and installation of all materials and equipment as specified, to provide a new waterproof membrane as well as upgrading the structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing facilities including a new transformer and power center.
City of Philadelphia Simons Recreation Center
ADCON performed the mechanical, electrical, structural, and plumbing engineering and design services required to perform the renovations as the prime consultant. The renovations included providing air conditioning to parts of the building that only had heat and ventilation. We assessed the structural integrity of the building to ensure safe support of the new HVAC units, modified the electrical system for compliance with applicable codes and the requirements of agencies having jurisdiction over the building, and designed the necessary duct work to efficiently provide HVAC supply.
City of Philadelphia Fire Department Stations #59 and #64
ADCON performed the civil and structural engineering and design services required for the desired improvements to these stations. We prepared engineering drawings and specifications for the project. ADCON also prepared preliminary cost estimates to support various options of work to be performed. ADCON was then retained to assist during the pre-bid phase, bid analysis and assistance as required during the construction phase.
City of Philadelphia Fire Department Station #11
ADCON performed the civil, structural, and geotechnical engineering and design services required for the renovation of the interior structural renovations of Station #11 as the prime consultant. ADCON performed a geotechnical and structural investigation of the existing conditions to investigate the settlement problems that may be incurred while replacing the concrete floor, prepared a structural survey, and designed the concrete floor for the lower level and apparatus room. ADCON prepared the engineering drawings and specifications, a project schedule, cost estimates, and construction administration related services.
Water Treatment and Pumping Facilities
ADCON has worked closely with the City of Philadelphia Water Department as the prime consultant on various types of projects. Activities include geotechnical, civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering and design services. A partial list of typical projects performed can be found below.
- City of Philadelphia Vare Street Pumping Station
The Vare Street Pumping Station is a facility that pumps storm water to a water treatment facility. The renovations to this facility included the replacement of two existing pumps and associated piping. Due to the nature of the facility, this design included temporary by-pass facilities to allow for the continuous operation of the pumping station while construction was taking place. This project also included the replacement of electrical systems and the installation of new chain link fencing, new pavement, and a new gate. ADCON performed the civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering and design services for this project .
- City of Philadelphia Linden Avenue Pumping Station
The Linden Avenue Pumping Station pumps sewage to a water treatment facility. ADCON designed the replacement of the two existing pumps and associated piping. ADCON also designed a new building on grade to house the emergency generator and new electrical controls for the pumping station, as well as the replacement or renovation of other items in the station. Due to the nature of the facility, this design included temporary by-pass facilities to allow for the continuous operation of the pumping station while construction was taking place. ADCON performed the civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering and design services for this project.
- City of Philadelphia Belmont Water Treatment Plant
The Belmont Water Treatment Plant processes storm water to create safe drinking water and supplies it to the surrounding area. The project consisted of rehabilitating the asphalt driveway, parking, and lay-down areas. ADCON performed the engineering and design for the new driveway, parking and lay-down areas that would provide efficient rainwater drainage. We used the information gained from a geotechnical investigation to accurately design the paving work, which included sub-grade, backfill, and compaction operations.
- City of Philadelphia Northeast Water Pollution Treatment Plant
ADCON performed the electrical engineering and design services required for the renovation of the plant. The existing control system takes the 4-20 ma signal for the 48 inch venturi meter and automatically modulates the speed of the pumps. The local meters provide a signal to the control system for display and recording of the readings. The function and programming of these meters was not changed, but the location and type of meter was upgraded. Nine motor-operated valves were replaced by manual valves, and four motor operated valves and their dp switches were being replaced in kind, eight flow meters were replaced, and a new discharge flow meter was added. ADCON prepared the design drawings and specifications.
- City of Philadelphia - Belmont Water Treatment Plant - Replacement of the Dehumidification System in the Filter Building
The Belmont Water Treatment Plant processes storm water to create safe drinking water and supplies it to the surrounding area. The project called for the replacement of the dehumidification system in the filter building. ADCON provided engineering and design for the installation and operation of a new system. We prepared the assessment, basis of design report, design drawings, specifications, and cost estimate.
City of Philadelphia Hunting Park Field Lighting Improvements Project
Hunting Park is a public recreation facility in the Logan section of Philadelphia located between Lycoming Street, 9th Street, Roosevelt Boulevard, and Old York Road. The intent of this project was to provide a lighting system for complete illumination of the basketball court, the major league size baseball field, and a playground area. Not only does this allow for the community to enjoy nighttime play, but it allows for a safer and more secure environment. ADCON, in its design, provided a reliable and safe lighting system design for each field that was easy to maintain, cost effective, and efficient. ADCON performed the electrical engineering and design services for a new power distribution for a storage building frequently used by park vehicles. The new electrical system in the building includes new receptacles around the perimeter of the building and new indoor and outdoor lighting. All three of the locations involve providing new power from existing locations nearby.
City of Philadelphia Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility
ADCON performed the engineering and design of a ventilation system for eight food preparation rooms at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility. ADCON was responsible for preparing design drawings, specification documents, and cost estimates, as well as the construction administration of the project.
City of Philadelphia Mummers Museum
The Philadelphia Department of Public Property upgraded the Mummers Museum to better serve the public by having new boilers installed and the heating systems renovated. The goals of the project were to provide zoned temperature controls and correction of the heating problems and pipe leakages throughout the building. ADCON evaluated the existing finned tube radiation units in order to redesign them to improve their heating capacity. Using this information, ADCON created an efficient design which included new state-of-the-art electric programmable control systems and improved the building’s heating system to meet current code requirements. The electrical systems of the building were also assessed for problems in order to create a code compliant design to power the new heaters.
ADCON performed a DMA5 census for the Philadelphia Water Department in order to field verify the current accounting of properties supplied by the DMA5 distribution network. Using the account list and the DMA5 Census Assessment Form, ADCON field verified whether the account/property was supplied from within the DMA5 network.
New Kensington Community Development Corporation of Philadelphia Housing Rehabilitation Project
Cost of Construction: $1.4 Million
The New Kensington Housing Rehabilitation Project was developed by the New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC), and was designed to rehabilitate vacant homes and serve the community housing needs for low and moderate income families. The project consisted of eight houses and focused on energy efficient building practices. ADCON performed the civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering and design and participated in all phases of the project, including site planning, schematic design, design development, construction documentation, bidding and negotiation support, and construction phase inspection and administration.
City of Camden Pumping Stations Renovation, Camden, NJ
Arch Street, Baird Boulevard, Fairview, Ferry Avenue, Federal Street, Mt. Ephraim Avenue, Pine Street, and State Street Pumping Stations
ADCON was responsible for the mechanical engineering and design required to provide the City of Camden with HVAC systems at each of the stations that comply with all applicable codes, integrate automatic actuated louvers, exhaust and supply fans, heating, circulation fans, and a central control system specific to each station. ADCON was also responsible for the preparation of construction drawings and specifications.
Philadelphia Water Department New Gravity Thickener Facilities
Adcon provided Whitman, Requardt & Associates (WR&A) and ultimately the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) with the HVAC and electrical engineering and design for the new Digested Sludge Transfer Pumping Station and the Odor Control Facility as well as the HVAC engineering and design for the new Gravity Thickener Facilities at the Northeast Water Pollution Control Plant.
Adcon's design featured the addition of air conditioning and heat pump units to provide heating and cooling to electrical rooms, and a hot water heating system through duct coils and unit heaters to provide heat to the main facility pump room.