MEP/FP - Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection

Howard L. Zimmerman Architects, P.C. (HLZA), is both a full service architectural and engineering firm. We specialize in the design of new, replacement and retrofit M/E/P/S systems for New York City’s existing residential and commercial buildings.

At HLZA, our process typically starts with a comprehensive investigation of the building system in question, which is then followed by the preparation of a detailed report outlining the architect/engineer’s findings along with recommendations for the respective upgrades.

Once reviewed and discussed in detail with the owners and building management, HLZA proceeds with the preparation of all-inclusive contract documents that are traditionally used to conduct a competitive bidding process with qualified contractors as well as filing with the New York City Department of Buildings to procure the required and necessary work permits.

HLZA performs the construction administration role on behalf of the owners to ensure the project is being built in accordance with the plans/specifications as well as all applicable local building codes and industry standards.

Below is a list of some of the M/E/P/S services HLZA has extensive experience with:

  • Heating Plant Upgrades
  • Chiller Plant Upgrades
  • Cooling Tower & Condenser Water System Upgrades
  • Packaged & Terminal HVAC Unit Design
  • Cogeneration Plant Design (Combined Heat & Power)
  • Domestic Hot & Cold Water Piping, Pumping & Distribution System Upgrades
  • Electrical Service, Switchgear and Distribution System Design & Upgrades
  • Energy Audits & Retro-Commissioning (NYC Local Law 87)
  • Sprinkler, Standpipe & Fire Alarm System Design
  • Emergency Back-up Generator Design