NJ NATIONAL GUARD

NJ DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY & VETERANS AFFAIRS

The New Jersey National Guard consists of more than 8,300 members and countless veterans in both the Army Guard and Air Guard services, which honorably defend our freedoms as Americans. Crane Associates was tasked with managing the upgrade project of on the the Guard's off-site field maintenance shops.

CLIENT: NJ DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY & VETERANS AFFAIRS
LOCATION: NJ
COMPLETION YEAR: 2017
DISCIPLINE: GOVERNMENT FACILITY
SIZE: 6,340 SQ. FT.

 

PROJECT BRIEF

Upon completion of an investigatory survey and analysis of the maintenance field shop of the National Guard, Crane Associates provided plans to replace the building heating system system. The project included replacement of the existing oil-fired boiler with a capacity of 300,000 BTUH serving a single-story masonry structure consisting of administrative areas, supply room, bathrooms and a four-bay vehicle maintenance shop.  The design also included new circulating pumps, control systems, unit heaters, baseboard radiation and venting. The team evaluated the use of overhead gas unit heaters in the maintenance bays verses gas infrared heating and provided a report. Crane worked closely with administrative and construction personnel to ensure accurate execution of the project's architectural, structural and MEP details to agency and state standards and codes. 

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NJNG FIELD MAINTENANCE FACILITY #3  |  FURNACE & HEATING SYSTEM REPLACEMENT  WESTFIELD, NJ

This was a sustainment, repair and modernization project for the NJ Department of Military and Veteran Affairs to replace the building heating system at the Field Maintenance Shop #3. The project design included replacement of the existing Flexaire oil fired furnace of approximate capacity of 400,000 BTUH and the existing Ducane in-line ceiling mounted furnace of approximate 200,000 BTUH serving a single-story masonry structure of approximately 5,970 SF consisting of administrative areas, supply room, bathrooms and a four-bay vehicle maintenance shop.

Crane Associates designed two new gas fired furnaces appropriately sized for the facility, new ductwork, control systems, gas fired unit heaters and venting. One furnace was equipped with AC coil, remote condensing unit and refrigerant piping to provide cooling for the office areas. The team also evaluated the existing unit heaters located in the maintenance bays with overhead gas unit heaters or gas infrared heating and provided a report. The final design included bringing a new gas service to the facility and decommissioning the existing oil storage tank and piping.

Crane was responsible for the initial site investigation, design and construction administration services for architectural, structural, and MEP disciplines.

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NJNG FIELD MAINTENANCE FACILITY #8  |  BOILER & HEATING SYSTEM REPLACEMENT  SOMERSET, NJ

This was a sustainment, repair and modernization project for the NJ Department of Military and Veteran Affairs to replace the original H.B. Smith boiler installed in 1980.  The project included replacement of the existing oil-fired boiler with a capacity of 300,000 BTUH serving a single-story masonry structure of approximately 6,340 SF consisting of administrative areas, supply room, bathrooms and a four-bay vehicle maintenance shop.  The design also included new circulating pumps, control systems, unit heaters, baseboard radiation and venting. The Crane team also evaluated the use of overhead gas unit heaters in the maintenance bays verses gas infrared heating and provided an analysis report.

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Crane was responsible for the initial site investigation, design and construction administration services for architectural, structural, and MEP disciplines.


NJNG FIELD MAINTENANCE FACILITY #10  |  CONVERSION OF BOILER & HEATING SYSTEM  VINELAND, NJ

This was a sustainment,repair and modernization project for the NJ Department of Military and Veteran Affairs to evaluate and convert the existing oil-fired burner on a Weii-McLain model 78 boiler with a gas fired burner.

The original 1956 boiler was replaced in approximately 200 I. The boiler was subsequently re-built around 2009. The existing boiler is rated at 643,000 BTUH output and supports a single-story masonry structure of 4,718 SF consisting of administrative areas, supply room, bathrooms and vehicle maintenance shop. The boiler provides hot water to eight unit heaters, baseboard heating in office areas, and to HVAC unit that provides heated makeup air in the winter for vehicle exhaust system.

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The Crane team was tasked with assessing sufficient heating capacity with the new burner to meet facility energy requirements and evaluate the conditions of, and replace as necessary, the unit heaters, new circulating pumps, control systems, baseboard radiation and venting. The existing unit heaters located in the maintenance bays with overhead gas unit heaters or gas infrared heating were also evaluated. Crane designed a new roof penetration system that would not void the new roof warranty. The design included provisions for pulse kits at gas meter to allow for energy monitoring directly by DMAVA.

Crane was responsible for the initial site investigation, design and construction administration services for architectural, structural, and MEP disciplines.

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