We recently receive some wonderful news and wanted to share it with all of you. Honeywell has named AME 2020 U.S. Contractor of the Year award! We are so honored to be recognized by Honeywell and we are so proud of our team.(more…)
As Spring approaches, we would like to give you a few tips to help prepare. Here are a few suggestions:
If you have an outdoor unit, make sure to clear away all debris that could have built up over the last few months
Replace or upgrade all HVAC filters
Test to make sure your cooling function is still operational
Invest in a smart thermostat Most importantly, call AME to have one of our technicians perform a maintenance check on your system.
Our newest project is working with Franklin Township and their new Youth Center in Somerset, NJ. This three-story 25,000-square-foot community youth center is scheduled to open in December 2020. Our AME team will be utilizing Honeywell controlson this project and we are excited to see how this building will add to this community with events, exercise programs and many other activities. Below is an article by Malik Lyons with more information and we will keep you informed on how the project is progressing over the next year.
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As you know by now, AME works with only the best in the industry. When one of our partners launches a new innovative product that will provide our customers with more efficiency and save them money we are happy to share it with you. The Honeywell Spyder® Model 5 unitary controllers offer you speed, flexibility and are scalable to any application.
The versatility to control more systems
Our AME team was thrilled to be a part of this 350,000 square foot technologically advanced high school in Secaucus NJ. This high school educates nearly 2,000 students and has over 70 classrooms and specialty spaces on the leading edge of technology. We were able to provide a turnkey Honeywell building automation system with N4 front end for this facility that opened in September 2018. The Frank J. Gargiulo Campus has also received LEED Gold certification. Technologically advanced and Gold certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design makes this high school one you really need to see and one our team was proud to work on. Below are some pictures of this beautiful campus.
AME is excited to have been working with Westchester Medical Center in the Hudson Valley area on their latest project which is currently under construction. This job allowed our team to use Honeywell CP-IPC controllers and Notifier System as well as integrate many other devices and equipment on our BMS including Mitsubishi split systems, Stultz Humidifiers, MSA Refrigerant detection system and more. Our team is proud to be a part of this project and have enjoyed watching all the progress that has been made in just twelve months. As the largest hospital in the Westchester area, our team is dedicated to providing the most efficient and innovative solutions for the comfort of the staff and patients. Our Project Supervisor, DJ was able to take some pictures to update you on the progress made throughout the year. Take a look at this incredible state-of-the-art building and everything AME needed to make this project a success(more…)
The one thing people hate to see this time of year is the monthly utility bill. When the temperature rises so does our air conditioning usage. Here are a couple of suggestions to help keep costs down this summer: Replace that old air conditioner. We know the cost of replacing an air conditioning unit may seem too costly, but in the long run the energy and cost savings will make a big difference. If you don’t already have one, get a programmable thermostat. With a programmable thermostat you can manage your entire building whether you are there or not.
A few easy ways to choose an HVAC Contractor for your next project are:
1). Referrals. It is always a good idea to ask business connections or friends if they know someone. Also, if you find a someone you think might be the right contractor for you next job, it is ok to ask for referrals from them and check around.
2). Search online. It seems that this is the solution for most of the services we look for. Just make sure you check references and ask for a written estimate.
3). Call AME! Our team has the skill and expertise you need in an HVAC Contractor. We are happy to answer any questions you have and are there for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
With summer around the corner and hot weather quickly approaching, is your HVAC system ready? In order to keep your system running efficiently and not costing you a fortune, there are a few things you can do. Changing your filters monthly is easy and can have a big effect on your HVAC system, removing debris around the exterior system, clearing the drainage hole around your air conditioning system and adding a smart thermostat which will regulate the temperature as well as alert you to more cost effective and energy saving suggestions are all tasks that can be done easily. As always, routine maintenance is key.
We are currently working on a project for Newark Beth Israel Hospital The project will include an upgrade for the Building Management System to a Niagara N4 Platform Building Management System web-based user graphics for the Chiller/Condenser and boiler plant, operating and isolation rooms. With this new upgraded system, we were able to give Beth Israel Hospital the ability to avoid blackout periods by maintaining the integrity and continuity of system operations. A real time BMS dashboard with analytical displays will also be added to complete this project.
To help keep your commercial HVAC systems in great shape, AME has a few suggestions to give you.
We recommend regularly scheduled maintenance which can prevent avoidable issues, making repairs when needed to avoid more problems and when necessary, replacing your system which can save you money and create greater energy and management efficiency.
Indoor and Outdoor units have some similar maintenance checks like lubricating mechanical parts or fan belts, making sure there is no debris around or in the units and checking and repairing any damaged parts.
Our experienced technicians are available at any time to come out and check on your buildings’ system. So many issues can be avoided with proper care and maintenance.
Let us know if you would like us to come out and make sure all your HVAC systems are in perfect working order before the hot weather begins.
CUMC’s Vivarium contacted AME for a new project. With the help of one of our partners and their innovative products, we were able to use a Johnson controls solution for the 17th floor fit-out. Our team was able to provide controls for exhaust/ supply box system needed to maintain room pressurization, air handling units and a new chilled water system to complete this project. Take a look at our projects for more updates as they come.
AME is happy to be helping NYPH with their latest project. The New York Presbyterian Hospital interior building specifications included the installation of additional MRI’s. We used Johnson controls for a new chilled water and hot water system, air handling units, VAV boxes and for monitoring the processed chilled water loop used for cooling the MRI equipment. Completing this job was a combination of skill, experience and access the best in the industry.
We value our partnership with VYKON. Their innovative team consistently brings us products that allow our clients to benefit with the best in IoT solutions. The VYKON Edge Controller 10 is a field equipment controller with a wide range of capabilities.
This controller is IP-based and powered by the Niagara Framework. Its advanced technology gives you a smarter, more efficient and secure system for your building. The link below will show you all of the specifications including hardware, connectivity, expandability and environmental. Take a look and let us know if AME can help you decide if this is the right product for your next project.
AME wants to make sure that your building as well as client and company information is protected and secure. Listed below are some action steps to keep in mind so your building and information stay safe.
Happy First Day of Spring! HVAC Tip: As we look forward to warmer days, here are a few suggestions to keep in mind for the proper care of your HVAC units.(more…)
LGA Terminal B. – Our latest project has us working at LaGuardia Airport. This project required the integration of the existing Honeywell Legacy XL500 system into the new Webs Supervisor. Take a look below where we have the before and after graphics. AME has a strong reputation in system integration, give us a call or go online to get a quote for your next project.
Electrical issues in the Workplace
Electrical issues can cause risks not only to your building but to your personal safety as well. Often times it can be due to a leak from an air conditioning unit whose condensation drain has gotten blocked. Water can then drain onto various parts of your system. This can bring the entire system down and then can create the risk of electric shock. In order to prevent this type of issue we have listed some key precautions to take.(more…)
Carbon Monoxide Leaks in the Workplace
One concern regarding an HVAC system is the possibility of a carbon monoxide leaks in the workplace. This can sometimes be caused by a heating unit that has not had proper maintenance or because of a damaged or worn out parts. Keep on reading!
We are proud of our partnerships with the best companies in the industry for your building automation systems. Honeywell products help us provide our clients with the best options for their projects. Honeywell’s CIPer Model 30 offers all the amazing features of the CIPer 10 and so much more. (more…)
We hope you are all enjoying the holiday season! We wanted to share with you pictures from our annual Christmas party. We had an ugly Christmas sweater contest and well, as you can see, our team is a group of high achievers. Congratulations to Bill, Nick and Mark for going above and beyond for the win!
We are excitedabout our latest project! Westchester Medical Center in the Hudson Valley areais currently under construction. Our Project Supervisor, DJ was able to takepictures showing the progress being made throughout the year. We are happy tobe able to provide the necessary expertise to make this a smarter building forthe amazing staff at Westchester Medical Center. Take a look at the projectunder construction below.
AME is designated ACI Elite and ACI direct for Honeywell. We use Honeywell products in a lot of our building automation projects because they have the most innovative and efficient solutions for our clients’ needs. The new Honeywell CIPer IP Controllers are a good example of this. As mentioned before, each of the new CIPer’s will be featured separately. This week we will highlight the CIPer Model 10 Controller. The CIPer 10 model allows for fast integration on field devices, greater efficiency and can be integrated with legacy systems. Below is a list of the CIPer 10 Controllers features. If you have any questions call or email us at any time. (more…)
This week we would like to highlight one of our partners SkyFoundry. Their innovative SkySpark analytics is an incredible tool we advise our clients to take advantage of. SkySpark allows our clients to use historical data to make informed decisions for their company. Smart building automation systems today can give you an incredible amount of data, how do you find the information you need? Because this system is designed specifically with IoT data in mind, it is able to store and organize data coming from various sources and enables quick and easy access to any information you need. (more…)
Our Vice President, Glenn Hertzberg got into the Holiday spirit this weekend by attending the Upper Montclair CC in Clifton NJ – Kris Kringle Golf Open and Toy Drive. This event raises money and collects toys for children at St. Joseph’s Hospital. There were 173 Santa’s out on the golf course this year, see if you can spot Glenn among all the other Santa’s! We appreciate Upper Montclair Country Club for putting on this great event every year and allowing us to have fun and donate to a wonderful cause! (more…)
The Brooklyn Public Library is embarking on a two-year project to update their building and the technology needed to create a better learning environment for their visitors. This New York landmark opened in 1941 and is in need of an upgrade. AME is excited to be a part of revitalizing this building for future generations. We will be taking on the large, intricate job of renovating the buildings’ heating, air conditioning systems and building automation. (more…)
We would like to thank everyone who joined us at the Galloping Horse Golf Course for our 1st Golf outing as well as express our gratitude to our co-sponsor: Honeywell, who helped us make this event a great success. We had a great time with all of you and are looking forward to making this an annual event! (more…)
The Honeywell Momentum 2018 was one of the best conferences we have attended this year. We wanted to share with you the incredible speakers we had an opportunity to hear speak while we were there:
On the first day we heard from: Mike Keller, Honeywell’s North America Buildings Sales Director and Michael Garceau, Honeywell’s new General Manager who shared the innovative ideas and solutions Honeywell is unveiling to improve all aspects of the industry. (more…)
“Perkins Eastman is providing architecture and design services for the new 200,000 sf Consulate General and Permanent Mission to the United Nations for the Republic of Turkey in New York City. The site for the Turkish House – Turkevi is located at the corner of First Avenue and East 46th street, at 821 UN Plaza, across the street from UN Headquarters, along Manhattan’s famed “Consulate Row.” (more…)
“The long wait for the Second Avenue Subway is finally over and developers are moving into high-gear to reap rewards along the line’s once-remote Upper East Side blocks. One of the most bullish developers to surface is Icon Realty Management who is moving full steam on not one, but two high-end condo towers on Second Avenue in the low 80s. (more…)
“According to the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2017 HVAC & Building Automation Systems Study, 71% of engineers specify, design, or select products for office buildings-and 75% of these engineers are responsible for determining the requirements/writing specifications for these projects. Below are five HVAC and BAS findings as they relate to office building projects: (more…)
Our partnerships are very important to us. Through our relationships with vendors and contractors we are able to customize our client’s projects and offer the best possible solutions for all their building needs.
Eleven years ago, AME wanted to purchase graphics from BASSG. From that one encounter in 2007, a partnership that included hundreds of jobs, AME and BAS Services & Graphics LLC have worked well together and have given their mutual clients the quality and efficiency they were looking for.
New Security Update and Fixes Releases for Niagara AX and Niagara 4
Dear valued OEM partner,
New updates for Niagara AX (3.8 update 4) and Niagara 4 (4.4 update 1) are available on Niagara Central.
The Niagara AX 3.8 Update 4 release (3.8.401) includes several fixes and important vulnerability mitigations for cybersecurity protection of Niagara AX systems, including, but not limited to, an important revision of the Java Virtual Machine that fixes critical security vulnerabilities.
We recently came across information regarding variable refrigerant flow (VRF) and wanted to share with you. The article, VRF Rejection, discusses safety, efficiency, energy costs, proprietary systems, case studies, updated standards and pointed out some misconceptions regarding VRF as well. Each section touched on important information for the HVAC industry. (more…)
Hamilton Schools located in Hamilton, NJ with over 20 buildings. In order to meet all their building management needs, we needed the best. By using Honeywell N4 and Honeywell Spyder Controls we were able to take all aspects of their buildings into consideration and create a system that was user-friendly, energy efficient and programmable to many different equipment types.
The New Amsterdam Theater in Times Square was a big job, but we were up for the challenge! We took over the entire building and were able to integrate their existing system and upgrade into the Honeywell Niagara Framework-based building management solution we knew they needed and would be the best their building overall.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) required a new installation and integration of three buildings at their headquarters in Piscataway, New Jersey. We were able to fulfill all their needs by using several different products which you can see listed below.
The Bernard Township School District had us come out for a new installation covering the whole district. All the controls were done by AME. We used Honeywell N4 technology and WEBS 8000 to not only streamline management of the buildings, but to simplify access through wi-fi capabilities as well. (more…)
The law firm of Weitz & Luxenberg recently called us and needed an integration of their existing Siemens DDC System and an upgrade to Honeywell Niagara. We were able fully integrate their system and upgrade the entire building including Chiller Plant, Boiler Plant, AHU and VAV systems. Read below to see what else this upgrade required. (more…)
Capital One called on us to integrate their system for their 12-story data center office space. Because we work with Honeywell who provides us with the best products available in the industry, we were able to complete this project and give Capital One a system (more…)
The New Jersey Department of Transportation had 40 buildings in need of our expertise. We were there to help connect the buildings for tracking energy consumption. With this system in place they were able to see their energy usage in all forty buildings and see how and where they could improve their efficiency. (more…)
This building required an entire base building controls install. We were able to optimize building control, maximize energy efficiency and created system that was easy to use and monitor. Because this system includes energy consumption reporting the managers of the building are now able to save money (more…)
Cybersecurity and the IoT—Threats, Best Practices and Lessons Learned bt Kevin T. Smith, Chief Architect, Tridium
“The market for the Internet of Things (IoT) is continuing to grow at a phenomenal pace. According to research from the International Data Corporation released early in 2017, the IoT market will reach $1.29 trillion by 2020. (more…)
The WEB-8000 is a compact, embedded IoT (Internet of Things) controller and server platform for connecting multiple and diverse devices and sub-systems. With Internet connectivity and Web serving capability, the WEB-8000 controller provides integrated control, supervision, data logging, alarming, scheduling and network management. (more…)
AME is proud to announce the re-launch of our company website, www.ame-inc.com. We have redesigned the entire website to create a more user friendly and informative experience for all our valued clients and partners in the industry. (more…)
Union County College recently needed to integrate their existing building management systems in six of their campus buildings. We were able to complete this project and maximize UCC’s overall building performance. For a list of all the products we used (more…)
When Rutgers called and said they needed our help with 10 of their buildings, we knew we could provide them with the expertise and quality needed for a project of this size We started with their building management system and we knew just what kind of system they needed. Continue reading to see everything we used to complete this project.
Smart students need a smart building. By linking the building systems together and then connecting the building automation system (BAS) Bacon Academy, Colchester and Jack Jackter schools have successfully integrated their systems. Read more to see how we were able to do it.
AME is proud to announce that we were given the 2018 Honeywell Contractor of the Year award! The award is based on volume, major projects won and completed, creative solutions, technical competency and the commitment to partnering with Honeywell. (more…)
The Rockland School District
The Rockland School District was in need of a quick and easy solution to manage and monitor their building automation system. By using basMaker we were able to build a customizable solution based on their unique building requirements. (more…)