In accordance with New York City’s Local Law 26 (a law designed to ensure proper fire protection measures are implemented throughout city buildings) Hatzel & Buehler’s New York Office will upgrade the electrical and fire alarm systems, throughout Verizon’s mid-town Manhattan Office Building. Such upgrades will be performed through the use of VESDA (very early smoke detection apparatus) and the upgrade of the regular fire alarm system, by providing it with Dual Electrical Feeds.
Hatzel & Buehler will complete the installation of an Auxiliary Radio Communications System (ARCS) throughout 3 World Trade Center. This system will be for use by New York City’s Fire Department (FDNY), as required by New York City Building Code. The system is a wireless two-way building communication system for FDNY use only to receive and transmit FDNY portable radio frequencies within the building.
Hatzel & Buehler’s scope of work will include the installation of all coaxial cable conduit, couplers, splitters, fiber optic cable, and antennas to cover 97% of the building as required by the FDNY. Hatzel & Buehler Electricians will also install all passive components in two equipment rooms and install vertical risers to distribute Radio Frequency signals throughout the building. Lastly, Hatzel & Buehler will install FDNY consoles and connect to equipment rooms and the building fire alarm system.
Hatzel & Buehler completed six floors of tenant fit-out work for the relocation of Radian Guaranty, Inc. to Centre Square in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Throughout the 150,000 square foot project, Hatzel & Buehler’s overall scope of work included the installation of all new lighting, lighting controls, power, fire alarm and security systems.
With 1.6 million man hours worked in 2017, Hatzel & Buehler and Bluestone Communications proudly ended the year with zero lost time injuries. Leveraging our multi-tiered safety team – functioning at the corporate, branch and field levels – Hatzel & Buehler and Bluestone Communications’ TRIR (Total Recordable Incident Rate) continues to be significantly less than the Electrical Industry standard.
On Sunday, November 12th, employees and their families, from both Hatzel & Buehler and Bluestone Communications, participated in the Annual Lemon Run Philadelphia. The Lemon Run raises funds and awareness for childhood cancer and is the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s largest special event with nearly 3,000 people attending. In addition to employee participation, Hatzel & Buehler and Bluestone Communications actively participated in event fundraising. The Foundation and its heroic efforts towards fighting childhood cancer are hugely important to our organization.
Employees from Hatzel & Buehler and Bluestone Communications generously donated funds to support the American Red Cross and their disaster relief efforts. The companies matched all employee donations, with a 100% matched donation.
The Hatzel & Buehler Philadelphia Office was awarded the contract for the relocation of Aramark’s Headquarters, located at 2400 Market Street, in Philadelphia. Hatzel & Buehler will fit-out 270,000 square feet of office space (throughout 5 floors) with new branch wiring, lighting and lighting control systems, distribution panels, a UPS system, a fire alarm system, and cable tray & tele/data pathways.
Marathon Petroleum Company has awarded the Hatzel & Buehler Michigan Office with the electrical and instrumentation contract for their new liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) rail loading project. The project is located in their Melvindale Tank Farm. This will allow Marathon to meet the growing demand of their customers. This is a complex project and includes most of the major systems that are involved in an oil refinery project. The new power infrastructure will be a 5kV feed ran 1,200’ feet from the new MPS substation that Hatzel & Buehler installed in the summer of 2016. 480V and 120V power /control cables will then be distributed to motors and other devices via cable tray. This will all be controlled through a new instrument infrastructure system along with SIS instruments. Additionally the project will consist of heat trace, a new compressor building, lighting, H2S/LEL detectors and emergency shut down systems.