Erdman Anthony and Cayuga Medical Center Recognized with Commissioning Project Award

Monday, February 20, 2017
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 17 — Erdman Anthony and Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca received an honorable mention in the renovation category of the 2016 Commissioning Project Awards presented by the Building Commissioning Association Northeast Chapter. The award was presented to Erdman Anthony in recognition of the commissioning services performed for the medical center’s surgical addition and renovations and to Cayuga Medical Center for its commitment to the commissioning process.

“Erdman Anthony is proud of its work, which helped ensure quality construction and energy efficiency in the creation of a three-story 16,000-square-foot surgical addition and in 24,000 square feet of renovations at this state-of-the-art facility,” said Michael St. John, PE, CEM, LEED AP®, core business leader and principal associate at Erdman Anthony.

Cayuga Medical Center sought and obtained a LEED for Healthcare v2009 certified rating from the United States Green Building Council® (USGBC). In fact, this project was the first in New York to receive certification under that LEED protocol. As such, commissioning was required to meet the criteria of LEED’s Energy and Atmosphere (EA) Prerequisite 1 –Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems. The medical center’s officials also requested that commissioning services be broadened to meet the requirements set forth in LEED’s EAc3–Enhanced Commissioning.

In addition to commissioning, Erdman Anthony performed energy analysis for the design, providing energy feedback to the design team, recommending financial incentives through the New York State Energy Research Authority’s (NYSERDA’s) New Construction Program, and documenting related LEED credits. The project was executed in eight phases while maintaining hospital operations.

“The surgical services project was one of the most challenging construction projects we have ever done at Cayuga Medical Center,” said John Rudd, president and CEO of the Cayuga Health System. “All phases of this project, from planning to final construction, were handled extremely well by our team. The project has allowed our surgical services team to utilize a state-of-the-art facility during a period when we are experiencing regional growth.”

For over 60 years, Erdman Anthony has provided infrastructure engineering and support services to private industry and government clients. The firm employs over 250 people, including 70 professional engineers and licensed land surveyors, throughout its offices in Albany, Buffalo, and Rochester, New York; Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; West Palm Beach, Florida; and Portland, Maine. The multidisciplinary firm has six core businesses of integrated engineering expertise: transportation engineering, geospatial services, civil engineering, construction services, facilities engineering and design services, and oil and gas services. Our quality management system is independently certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard.