Coney Island Hospital
Location: New York, NY
Client: NYC Health & Hospital Corp.
Architect: Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.
In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast of the United States causing more than $70 billion of damage. Being right on the ocean, the first floor and basement of the Coney Island Hospital were flooded with several feet of water due to the storm surge which damaged the facility’s emergency room and data center.
In response to the damage from Superstorm Sandy, we worked as part of the Parsons Brinckerhoff team on a storm resiliency and energy efficiency project to help protect critical equipment from future extreme flooding events. Specifically, we provided technology consulting services for Coney Island Hospital to relocate and rebuild their data center.
Under the direction of the NYC Health & Hospital Corp. (NYCHHC) and FEMA, Vantage embarked on a 3 Phase project:
- In Phase 1, we prepared a report assessing the damage to the data center and auxiliary spaces
- In Phase 2, we produced detailed design drawings and specifications for the new data center location
- In Phase 3, we provided construction administration services to oversee the bidding, respond to RFIs and review the final installation.
Vantage has worked on other hospitals that were damaged in severe natural disasters, and we understand the FEMA processes and what it takes to mitigate and protect facilities from future extreme weather events.
- Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Planning
- System Assessment and Planning
- System Design and Documentation
- Infrastructure Planning
- Architectural/Engineering Design Support
- Structured Cabling
- Data Center
- IT Systems
- Developed disaster planning and resiliency upgrades to mitigate future weather events
- Leveraged knowledge of FEMA procedures to guide the hospital through the rebuilding process
- Upgraded systems as needed for “future think” in a time of change and challenge