Recently Completed Projects
The Academy Theatre at Lighthouse International
Breen Electrical Contractors Inc. is proud of its seventeen year relationship with Lighthouse International. When the Lighthouse asked if we would be interested in working with Cohen Bros. Realty to help construct the new Academy Theatre, we were excited! Lighthouse International, the premier non-profit organization dedicated to fighting vision loss, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, unveiled the new Academy Theatre. The theatre is a state of the art facility, featuring 3D capability and other state-of-the-art film and video technology, the Academy Theatre is home to the Academy's weekly screenings and events on the east coast, as well as Lighthouse International events.
According to Bud Rosenthal, Chairman of the Academy’s New York Events Committee, “We are delighted with the renovations at the Academy Theater. The theater is beautiful, comfortable and technologically advanced. It is the ideal place for the Academy’s weekly screenings of first-run films, Monday Nights with Oscar(R) monthly public film series, Annual Student Academy Awards(R) program, tributes and other events.” Last year Lighthouse International and the Academy announced a 10 year contract that extended the relationship they have had since 2002.
Highlights of Technical Screening Features35MM FILM PROJECTION includes:
CINEMA AUDIO SYSTEM includes:
Highlights of architectural features:
Color changing LED fixtures were installed horiziontally and vertical white LED's installed in each of the pilasters. In the ceiling, recessed LED fixtures illuminated the ceiling coves and recessed downlights provide general lighting throughout. All lighting is controlled from the control booth at the rear of the theatre.
Color changing LED's from blue to red. Installation of the dimmable aisle lights recessed into the concrete deck along with the dimmable seat lights
Academy Theatre marquis with scrolling message board that is programmed via a network connection to the building's LAN
Elevator lobby with recessed track fixtures utilizing halogen lamps. Lighting illuminates Oscar, symbol for AMPAS
Vetro by Russo's on the Bay
Much of the work was design build in nature, we installed a 150kw generator for lighting and refrigeration, NYFD approved fire alarm system, accent and general purpose lighting, HVAC power and control wiring, and data/telco wiring. The project includes three commercial kitchens and two, large wine temperature controlled rooms. The lighting dimming system we designed is the Lutron graphic eye system and is installed on each floor with keypads remotely located for control of each zone of lights. With the simple push of a button five different scenes can be achieved. Color changing LED lights in the restaurant and second floor catering room enhance the celebration and event. Color changing LED lighting was also installed in the sidewalk and on the exterior of the building. With the simple push of a button the lights change from green for St. Patrick's day to red for Valentine's day or red-white-blue for Independence day, sixteen different color changing schemes were programmed.
Color changing LED's reflecting off the water with bulkhead lighting
2nd Fl. lobby with Murano Glass chadelier
1600amp building service with MDP for building
Color changing Led's in restaurant
Nat'l Park Service - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
We are particularly proud of our involvement on this project for the federal government. This was Breen Electrical Contractors Inc.'s first GREEN PROJECT. This project was designed to incorporate many of the green technologies that eventually qualified this facility at a LEED - Certified Gold Level!
We installed a lighting dimming system utilizing the Lutron line of dimming products. Since the majority of lights were florescent we installed dimmable ballasts throughout. The dimming was controlled by room lighting sensors which dimmed the lights according to the brightness of the sun. Cooling and heating was accomplished utilizing geothermal technology. Ground water pumps controlled by motor frequency drives fed constant 55 degree water into heat pumps and fan coil units for heating and air conditioning. A very elaborate control wiring installation was necessary to control pumps, motors and fans to utilize the geothermal source of energy. Finally, solar roof panels were installed to provide power to hot water heaters supplying water to bathrooms and an employee kitchen.
We also completed a FDNY approved fire system and installed the wiring for the computer LAN system, distributed video and telecom system.
HVAC system with temp controls and frequency Drives for motors
Geothermal heat and air with well points providing water from the ground.
Heat pumps for geothermal heating
Purvis Systems - FDNY Central Office Connections Citywide
We were asked to design and install a telecom backbone for each of the boro's call box circuits which branch out to each of the call boxes located on many of the street corners. as you may recall, during the Mayor Giulian's administration, these call boxes were disconnected from the FDNY network due to false alarms caused by shorts, opens and faults. Purvis Systems who maintained the individual boro central offices asked us to design a main distribution frame (MDF) which would eliminate the faults finding their way to the CO computers.
Here was the design task for each of the five boro:
We have successfully completed the design and installation. Each circuit in the cabinet has been tested for shorts and high voltage protection and each component is working properly. We are proud of our involvement with this project, especially the design/build requirement; accomplishing the design criteria and the successful installation in each of the five boros was a challenge we achieved!
Design/Build cabinets complete with lighting arrestors and circuit breakers
Boro wide call box wiring terminated within three cabinets
Phipps House - West 128th Street Apartments
New construction of a 28 unit apartment building completed and signed off four months ahead of schedule! The building has a 1600amp electrical service providing power to apartments, elevator, common areas, community area and sprinkler fire pump. Aside from the individual apartments general wiring, we installed a building fire system, CCTV system, intercom system, and voice/data/catv wiring throughout. Building systems were inspected and approved by NYC-DOB, FDNY and Con Edison.