Mechanical Option

The New York Times Building
New York, NY

Note: While great efforts have been taken to provide accurate and complete information on the pages of CPEP, please be aware that the information contained herewith is considered a work‐in‐progress for this thesis project. Modifications and changes related to the original building designs and construction methodologies for this senior thesis project are solely the interpretation of Kyle Horst. Changes and discrepancies in no way imply that the original design contained errors or was flawed. Differing assumptions, code references, requirements, and methodologies have been incorporated into this thesis project; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original design.”
Thesis Proposal

The proposal maps out what objectives we have for the redesign process which will happen in the Spring semester.  The key focus of the redesign will be on increasing the marketability and profitability of the New York Times Building in the midst of an economic downturn.  The design must also emphasize energy efficiency and maintain or exceed criteria for occupant safety, health and comfort, while preserving the architectural integrity of the building and the desires of the owner.  Building information modeling tools and an integrated project delivery approach will be used to accomplish these goals.

MAE Course-Related Study
In order to fulfill the MAE requirement for this thesis project a redesign of the cogeneration system will be done using techniques and methods taught in AE551: Combined Heat and Power.  The plant sizing, fuel source, prime mover, and primary energy use will all be examined during this redesign.  In addition, AE557: Central Cooling and AE558: Central Heating will both be of use during the redesign of the HVAC system.


Proposal is posted here: 
        Updated Proposal
        Executive Summary


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