Hammer Air Conditioner Replacement Project

CUIMC Facilities Engineering is replacing and refurbishing central air handling units throughout the campus. This provides improved ventilation and comfort as well as increased reliability and energy efficiency. In 2017, we replaced air handling unit AC-6 in Hammer Health Sciences Center; the old unit dated back to the building’s completion in 1979. The new unit provides 80,000 cubic feet per minute of fresh air-conditioned air to the 12th, 13th, and 14th floors.

Project Facts

Project Location: Hammer Health Sciences Center

Client: Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Project Program: Design and construct a new air conditioning unit for the 12th, 13th, and 14th floors of Hammer Health Sciences Center that will improve comfort while maximizing reliability and energy efficiency.

Project Scope: The new unit is designed to provide conditioned air at a rate of 80,000 cubic feet per minute, and will provide approximately 540 tons of cooling and over six million BTUs of heat per hour. The unit will weigh over 42,000 pounds and will be lifted in sections into the 18th floor machine room by crane. 

Design Engineer: AKF Engineers

Contractor: JT&T Air Conditioning

Year Completed: 2017

Project Team