New York Hall of Science

OVERVIEW

Since reopening in 1986, the New York Hall of Science continues to be its city’s only museum dedicated to interactive science exhibitry and education. Its 55,000 square-foot expansion, completed in 2004, was a direct response to the continuing demand for and necessity of science education for youth today. As part of the construction team, TEC brought this expansion to life, transitioning the museum’s automation from an existing pneumatic control scheme to a cutting-edge direct-digital-control system. Synced on Honeywell LonMark Excel 50 and 500 controllers, this system accounts for new and old equipment, including the boiler, chiller, and air-handling units. Fusing the technological with the everyday — the Hall’s mission completed, thanks to TEC Systems.

The New York Hall of Science is New York City’s only museum dedicated to hands-on, interactive science and technology exhibitions and education. Currently approximately 275,000 people come to the Hall each year. Since reopening in 1986, the Hall has brought the excitement and understanding of science and technology to millions of children, families and teachers throughout New York City and its surrounding areas. Today, the Hall continues to grow both in size and visitation. 2004 marked the completion of an $89 million, 55,000-square-foot expansion of the facility. TEC Systems worked as part of the construction team to help bring the Polshek Partners Architects’ design to life; delivering a state-of-the-art building automation system (BAS).

Highlights

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    Transitioned from an existing pneumatic control scheme to a modern day direct-digital-control (DDC) building automation system (BAS)
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    The system accounts for a multiplicity of existing as well as new equipment, including the mechanical and electrical systems (central boiler & chiller plant, 25 air-handling units, and 41 variable-air-volume boxes)
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    Honeywell LonMark Certified Excel 50 and 5000 Controllers
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    Communications enabled via an E&C- bus riser/backbone
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    2 Honeywell SymmetrE™ graphical-user-interface (GUI) workstations; based on the LonWorks® standard, and gathering and reporting facility data over an Ethernet TCP/IP configuration