What is the story behind those interesting, metal screen sculptures outside of Conventus Center For Collaborative Medicine in downtown Buffalo, NY? Due to the building's location, it was determined that the potential for high winds around the building could pose a problem for pedestrians. By using Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) Modeling, specifically for wind dispersion and wind load, M/E Engineering was able to suggest solutions for deflecting the wind speeds so patrons walking in and out of the building could do so more safely.
The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) wanted to extend their existing sustainable curriculum with the establishment of a new campus building using sustainable building design that would be dedicated to sustainable studies. With an aggressive project schedule for the new sustainable building due to funding streams and a LEED Platinum Certified goal, a fast-track design-build delivery method was utilized in order to ensure the quality, collaboration and speed required to make the project a success.
In 2009, subject to recommendations by the New York State Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century, and in collaboration with Kaleida Health, Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) planned to reorganize its clinical services provided at their campus. Three new buildings would expand the campus by 400,000 square feet, a 40% increase in square footage, for a total hospital area of 1,400,000 square feet. M/E Engineering, P.C., was asked to evaluate campus utilities and recommend solutions to optimize ECMC’s energy efficiency investments.