Arcadia Electrical Partners with NYCHA to Restore the Gravesend Houses

It has been nearly six years since Superstorm Sandy hit the entire eastern seaboard on October 22, 2012 and the effects of this destructive storm can still be felt. The Gravesend Houses in Coney Island, Brooklyn were severely damaged during the storm, but thanks to a $164 million investment in federal funds, renovations are now underway. Arcadia Electrical has partnered with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to provide all of the extensive and sophisticated electrical systems throughout the complex.

Arcadia Electrical is currently in the process of working on restoring and upgrading all of the electrical services in each of the 15 buildings, including new switchgear panels, sub-panels, CT cabinets, meters, transformers, ATS switches, fire alarm system, apartment feeders, house equipment and emergency panels. The Arcadia Electrical team is also installing new interior and exterior LED lighting throughout, including all the roofs in each building as well as LED site pole lighting and new LED lighting in all crawl spaces, including power and controls to all the ejector pumps.  The team is also enhancing the safety by installing CCTV surveillance cameras throughout the entire complex, including all roof tops and elevators. A new fire alarm system is being installed for all electrical rooms, boiler rooms and generator rooms along with remote annunciators in each building lobby. Work also includes, a new boiler room plant with all HVAC controls monitored by state of the art BMS system.  One of the biggest components of this three-year restoration project is the construction of a new “Generator House” with full emergency power back up that will support all the buildings in the event of any power loss that may occur in the future. This elevated, separate building is key to ensuring that the Gravesend Housing Complex is fully equipped to handle the effects of any power outage. New Con Edison Service to each building is being installed in HDPE conduit to avoid salt water damage that may occur over the many years to come.

Arcadia Electrical is proud to play a role in the restoration of the Gravesend Houses. Year one of the project has been completed and with several years left, Arcadia is excited to continue working on providing state-of-the-art electrical services to those affected by Superstorm Sandy.