NYC Department of Health &

Mental Hygiene

Public Health Laboratory 

Space Needs Study

New York, NY

NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Public Health Laboratory |
Space Needs Study | New York, NY

Established in 1892, the Public Health Laboratory was the world's first Municipal Bacteriological Laboratory. In the century since its first campaign, to control diphtheria in New York City, the bureau has expanded to provide a wide variety of clinical and environmental laboratory testing services. Today’s Public Health Laboratory performs testing on more than 200,000 specimens it receives annually, for everything from anthrax, HIV, rabies and Zika to food-borne illnesses, along with processing other tests conducted at the city’s public hospitals and sexual-health clinics. The feasibility study project for the new 9-story building for the New York City Public Health Laboratory system is to be located at 137th Street between 5th Avenue and Lenox Avenue in Harlem, Manhattan and contains approximately 230,000 sf.

Alongside Perkins Eastman, Setty provided a space needs study that includes the new facilities’ functional Space Program Requirements, a set of Conceptual Design plans and a Project Cost Estimate that will become the basis for moving forward with the new PHL building. Setty developed Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection systems and refined with DOH & PHL plant operations and facilities personnel input. These narratives were used to inform the construction budget that was developed for this study. The space types covered in this study included BSL-3 Laboratories, Chemical and cold room storage, specimen intake, processing lab, conference rooms, community clinics, auditorium, training lab, support facilities, & office work stations.

DCPS, New Ballou High School

Combined Heating and Power Central

Plant (CHP) Design + PV System

+ Net-Zero Facility

Washington, DC

DCPS: New Ballou High School | Combined Heating + Power Central Plant (CHP) Design
+ PV System + Net-Zero Facility | Washington, DC

Setty is designing an innovative Net-Zero school facility with common HVAC and energy systems, but combined in a unique manner. The building is slated for four floors, with a total building area of 322,000 sf, and include a large football stadium.

The District of Columbia is pursuing LEED Platinum as well as a Net Zero Energy Building.

Department of Veterans Affairs

Replace Primary Electrical Distribution Phase 1

Northport, NY

Department of Veterans Affairs | Replace Primary Electrical Distribution Phase 1 | Northport, NY

Honoring America’s Veterans with quality health care services, the Northport Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center is part of the largest integrated health care system in the nation. VHA operates one of the largest health care systems in the world and provides training for a majority of America’s medical, nursing, and allied health professionals.

The Northport VA Medical Center in particular serves veterans from the Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island and the surrounding 5 boroughs of New York. Northport is a 502-bed teaching hospital that serves about 18,000 patients per year. Doctors there perform 633 inpatient and 1,822 outpatient surgeries a year. The 100-acre campus supports over 65 buildings.

Setty is providing project management and professional design services to replace the primary electrical distribution system for the entire Northport VA Medical Center Campus.

The Project includes the design and construction of a new main sub-station near the existing main sub-station to house the new primary service switchgear. The Setty team will also design and oversee the extension of a new concrete encased duct bank from the new switchgear to the existing switchgear, as well as at two other switchgear located elsewhere on campus.

Scope of Services Include:

  • Project Management and coordination of the design efforts of the site development, architectural, structural, HVAC, electrical, critical path method, and cost estimating disciplines
  • Coordinating incoming service related work with the local utility companies
  • Review of Arc Flash Studies
  • Comprehensive survey of the existing fire protection system capacities and its reconfiguration in the specified area of interest
  • Determining the construction schedule and phasing of the project

State University Construction Fund

Replace AHUs Campus Center

Old Westbury, New York

State University Construction Fund | Replace AHUs Campus Center |
Old Westbury, New York

SETTY is currently providing professional engineering services to the SUNY State University Construction Fund for the replacement of major mechanical and electrical equipment within the F Wing of the Campus Center at State University College at Old Westbury. The $4.5 million engineering systems maintenance program is part of an overall facilities upgrade including envelope and roof replacements. The Campus Center is comprised of two buildings, constructed in the 1970’s, each having 4 wings that are all connected together. Disparate mechanical systems serve the various facilities and many of the components are in fair to poor condition, and due to their age, are inherently inefficient. An additional design challenge for this replacement program, is to maintain throughout the construction period, continuity of operations of the classrooms, offices, Visual Arts Department, Student Health Center and other student services type spaces.

Replacement of the following systems/equipment is anticipated:


  • Air Handling Units
  • Chilled Water and Hot Water coils
  • Isolation Valves
  • DDC Dampers
  • DDC Controls
  • Return air fans
  • Electric reheat coils
  • Distribution ductwork
  • Toilet Exhaust Fans with Direct Drive
  • Kitchen Ventilation (H wing)
  • Clean all ductwork


  • Electric Hot Water Heaters
  • Duplex Sump Pumps


  • Electric Panels

DC United Stadium

Fire Protection Design and Installation

Washington, DC

DC United Stadium | Fire Protection Design and Installation | Washington, DC

The $300 million Buzzard Point Stadium will be the home stadium for the D.C. United Major League Soccer Team, and will seat 19,000 people. The new soccer stadium is designed by Populous to create a unique atmosphere by putting fans close to action. Setty is working with Limbach, the integrated building system provider on this DC Stadium.

Our services include the design and installation of the fire protection sprinkler system in compliance with NFPA 13, 14, 20, and the District of Columbia Building code. The fire protection sprinkler system will include a fire pump. The entire system will include both wet and dry pipe systems.

Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden

Bldg Evaluation + Analysis

+ Commissioning

+ Ventilation Air Plenum

Washington, DC

Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden | Building Evaluation + Analysis 
+ Commissioning Report + New Ventilation Air Plenum Design | Washington, DC

Setty performed A/E services for this renowned contemporary art and cultural museum, The facility itself is a living work of art, requiring specific expertise addressing the existing systems, in place since the 1970s.

Scope of phased services included:

Phase 1:

  • Building evaluation, analysis and Commissioning report.
  • Review of thermographic images, control diagrams, and sequences of operation.
  • Utilization of data-logging devices to capture wall interior environmental conditions.
  • Analysis of building envelope using collected data and thermography.
  • Development of feasible solutions.
  • Development of general Commissioning requirements in the specifications to support Commissioning Authority submission requirements.
  • Documentation of existing control system as installed and modified.

Phase 2:

  • Total control modification and Re-Commissioning of HVAC Systems to maintain precise temperature and humidity conditions.
  • Design of new ventilation air plenum.
  • Conversion of fans to Variable Air Volume (VAV) for energy savings.
  • Preparation of HVAC airside Commissioning support documentation.

GSA, IDIQ Term Contract

Commissioning Projects

Various Locations

GSA, IDIQ Term Contract | Commissioning Projects | Various Locations

International Monetary Fund HQ

Substation Replacement + Generator Replacement + Cooling Tower Replacement Term Contract

Washington, DC

International Monetary Fund Headquarters | Substation Replacement
+ Generator Replacement + Cooling Tower Replacement Term Contract |
Washington, DC

Setty provided various services for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Headquarters building, including:

Setty provided design services to prepare drawings and specifications for the replacement of the double ended Substation #2 switchgear, and one of its associated transformers. The other transformer is currently being replaced and will be retained in the new design. This substation serves many important building loads, such as office power and lighting, kitchen equipment, domestic water booster pumps, and building elevators vital to the operation of the building. 

Setty is providing survey, analysis, and design services for the replacement of two emergency generators (400 kW each) in the IMF Headquarters.The emergency electrical loads in the building are currently served by three diesel generators. Recently, one of the generators failed and required significant repairs to return it to service. During the repairs, it was discovered that many parts are no longer available to repair this machine. A capital project has been funded to replace the Phase 1 and 2 generators. 

Scope of services includes:

  • Confirm findings of prior survey and verify existing conditions, operability, etc.
  • Coordinate with IMF’s facilities staff, on-site building engineering staff, consultants, and related vendors, as required.
  • Analyze impact of new equipment on existing building, such as weights, ventilation requirements, access, and serviceability.
  • Conduct analysis of alternate locations for new equipment.
  • Provide design services to prepare drawings and specifications for the replacement of four cooling cells that can operate individually, or together as a unit, structural support, piping, valves, catwalk, ladders, controls, and water treatment system.
  • Identify and comply with the IMF’s LEED certification requirements, both from a design and implementation perspective.
  • Ensure replacement of the cooling tower shall provide a minimum of 6,000 tons of capacity, 24/7, year round, and utilize current technologies and energy-efficient processes.
  • Provide construction documentation, bid assistance and construction administration services.

Federal Agency

MEP design + Network Operations Ctr

+ SCIF Areas  + IDF Rooms

Undisclosed Location

Federal Agency | MEP design + Network Operations Center + SCIF Areas + IDF Rooms | Undisclosed Location

New York Power Authority (NYPA)


ASHRAE Level 1

Building Energy Audits

Yonkers, NY

New York Power Authority, Yonkers | ASHRAE Level 1 Building Energy Audits |
Yonkers, NY