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Fri 29

HVAC Mechanical Systems

November 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - January 26, 2020 @ 10:00 pm
Fri 29

HVAC Mechanical Systems

November 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - January 26, 2020 @ 10:00 pm

Latest News

QC Terme Wellness Center
QC Terme Wellness Center

AME is excited to be working on the QC Terme Wellness Center which is expected to open in 2021. This luxury wellness spa will be located on historic Governor’s Island, NY in Building 111 and 112. This spa will be a lovely addition to this unique area. Our team will be providing a full BMS with custom 3D graphics, alarming and trend monitoring. Below are links to the spa website and site rendering. We will update you with pictures as this project progresses so, make sure to watch for future posts on this incredible new project. 

Honeywell Spyder® Model 5 Controller
Honeywell Spyder® Model 5 Controller

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

  • First unitary controller that can be freely programmed with Niagara 4, supporting online changes via MS/TP
  • Relay Output come standard for faster, simpler wiring and eliminating the need for external relays in most cases
  • Supports HVAC and fast light/blind solutions via internal I/Os
  • 24-hour data backup protects against loss of project data
  • Built-in 24VAC power output eliminates the extra cost of an external power supply
  • 4 Mbyte flash memory
  • Sylkbus support (TR40 & TR42)
  • No license required

Hudson County Schools of Technology, Frank J. Gargiulo Campus
Hudson County Schools of Technology, Frank J. Gargiulo Campus

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.

Lower your monthly utility bill
Lower your monthly utility bill

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.

Do you need an HVAC Contractor?
Do you need an HVAC Contractor?

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.

Quick tips for your homes HVAC this summer
Quick tips for your homes HVAC this summer

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.

Newark Beth Israel Hospital
Newark Beth Israel Hospital

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.

Commercial HVAC Maintenance
Commercial HVAC Maintenance

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.

New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York Presbyterian Hospital

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.

VYKON Edge Controller 10 is Available
VYKON Edge Controller 10 is Available

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.
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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.

Cyber security Best Practices
Cyber security Best Practices

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.
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HVAC Tip:  Keep Proper Care of Your HVAC Units
HVAC Tip: Keep Proper Care of Your HVAC Units

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.

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LaGuardia Airport Project
LaGuardia Airport Project

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.

Controls:
Honeywell Niagara AX Platform
Integration:
Sky Spark
Visuals:
Energy Dashboard
Specs:
(3) Buildings
HVAC Safety Tips – Electrical Issues
HVAC Safety Tips – Electrical Issues

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.

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HVAC Safety Tips
HVAC Safety Tips

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!

2018 Ugly Sweater Contest
2018 Ugly Sweater Contest

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!

Westchester Medical Center
Westchester Medical Center

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.

Holiday Spirit
Holiday Spirit

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…)

BAS New Graphics
BAS New Graphics

Coming soon! AME is excited about our new building controls graphics packages we will be sharing with all of you soon. Below we have pictures from our most recent building automation project so we can give you a little preview of our new BAS packages. (more…)

Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch upgrade
Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch upgrade

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…)

AME Golf Outing 2018
AME Golf Outing 2018

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 Recap
The Honeywell Momentum 2018 Recap

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…)

Turkish House
Turkish House

“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…)

Icon Realty’s Two Upper East Side Condo Towers
Icon Realty’s Two Upper East Side Condo Towers

“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…)

Engineer 2017 HVAC & Building Automation Systems Study
Engineer 2017 HVAC & Building Automation Systems Study

“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…)

AME Partnership with BASSG an Interview with Alper Üzmezlert
AME Partnership with BASSG an Interview with Alper Üzmezlert

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.
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Cybersecurity advisory affecting Niagara AX- and Niagara 4-based systems
Cybersecurity advisory affecting Niagara AX- and Niagara 4-based systems

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.
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Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF)
Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF)

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…)

New Amsterdam Theater – Time Square
New Amsterdam Theater – Time Square

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.

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IEEE – Piscataway, NJ
IEEE – Piscataway, NJ

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.
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Bernard’s Township Schools
Bernard’s Township Schools

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…)

Weitz & Luxenburg, NY
Weitz & Luxenburg, NY

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 Mission Critical
Capital One Mission Critical

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…)

NJ DOT Ewing, New Jersey
NJ DOT Ewing, New Jersey

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…)

36 Story Building Near Rockefeller Center on 52 in NYC
36 Story Building Near Rockefeller Center on 52 in NYC

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
Cybersecurity and the IoT— Threats, Best Practices and Lessons Learned

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…)

Honeywell WEB-8000 Controller
Honeywell WEB-8000 Controller

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 announces their new website launch.
AME announces their new website launch.

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…)

2018 Honeywell Contractor of the Year award!
2018 Honeywell Contractor of the Year award!

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…)