Stryker Brigade Readiness Centers

  • The HVAC design feature rooftop Air-Conditioning units with DX cooling, gas heat.
  • Electrical Power Distribution includes electric service entrance and power distribution equipment.
  • Redundant Systems for backup Power Generation.
  • Secure Technology Network includes new telephone service entrance and data infrastructures.

The Pennsylvania National Guard’s Stryker Brigade program includes 10 new readiness centers. CJL Engineering was selected to provide the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering design for three facilities: Bradford, Hermitage, and Punxsutawney. The projects are being designed to achieve the National Guard Bureau’s Sustainable Project Rating Tool (SPiRiT) Gold Rating standard (a U.S. Military sustainability standard comparable to LEED®).

Cambria County Central Park Complex 

  • A new Central Boiler / Chiller Plant supplies the heating / cooling needs. A 220-Ton split Air-Cooled Chiller was installed on the roof. Air distribution is accomplished through Variable Volume, Heating and Cooling Air-Handling Units controlled through VFD Packages.
  • The Electrical Distribution System includes a 2,000 amp, 480-volt electric service for the second through fifth floors, an 800-amp, 480- volt service for the main floor and lower level.
Cambria County Central Park Complex

This adaptive retrofit involved the conversion of a landmark department store into an energy efficient and technologically advanced mixed use facility. All Electrical and Mechanical Systems were replaced and all interior spaces were reconfigured. The resulting facility includes: a restaurant, retail space, academic center, and consolidated offices for Cambria County government.

Afghanistan Border Police Battalion   

Afghanistan Border Police Battalion
  • Lighting design including site lighting, general building lighting, explosion-proof fixtures in classified areas.
  • Power for the compounds is provided by a combination of primary and standby generators. Full site distribution utilizes underground feeds and panelboards in each building.
  • CJL Engineering partnered with Michael Baker Corporation on fast-track redevelopment strategies in Afghanistan. These projects include standard designs for border patrol stations used throughout the country. Each compound has 22 to 24 buildings that include barracks, an administration building, kitchen / laundry, ammunition storage, a medical clinic and a guard tower.

    VA Pittsburgh – Highland Drive 

    • New state-of-the-art NICU utilizing perimeter radiant and low velocity air distribution.
    • Two new custom hospital-grade Air-Handlers were designed, one for 107,000 CFM and the other for 70,000 CFM.
    • Hot water reheat coils were used in all VAV boxes for reheat applications.
    VA Pittsburgh - Highland Drive

    The Highland Drive Division of the VA Healthcare System is an acute care, tertiary neuropsychiatric facility serving the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio. The Highland Drive Division is specifically designed and equipped for the total care and treatment of Neuropsychiatric, substance abuse, and intermediate medicine patients. There is an active research program with principal investigators specializing in the study of schizophrenia, sleep and cognitive disorders, and related psychiatric illnesses. The facility is home to the Operation Enduring Freedom / Operation Iraqi Freedom Primary Care Clinic.


    National Cancer Institute - Fort Detrick

    Fort Detrick National Cancer Center
    • Building Automation System (BAS) supplies trend data and accurate load profiling of existing cooling and electrical demand; also gathered cooling capacities for existing and future loads, equipment, system redundancies.
    • BAS Controls and tie-in to existing systems, metering, valves, PRVs, existing conditions and arrangement for piping, valves, pumps and auxiliary equipment and impact of potential primary equipment replacement.
    • Based upon plant capacity  developed a recommended strategy for plant up-sizing, energy use reduction, and a strategy for built-in redundancy / concurrent maintainability.

    The National Cancer Institute at Fort Detrick requested an evaluation of technical and financial requirements and the development of a master plan for the potential upgrade of two existing cooling plants. CJL Engineering via its Frederick, Maryland office evaluated the technical feasibility, construct ability issues, potential design approach, additional energy efficiency opportunities, and project phasing to reduce disruption of services, and developed preliminary cost estimates for various alternatives.

    West Virginia State Office Building 

    Capitol Complex in Charleston, WV

    • All existing MEP equipment was replaced with new systems and the building was brought up to meet current code requirements
    • Heating and cooling systems will be connected to the existing campus wide steam and chilled water systems
    • New electrical service and equipment will be provided to serve the building including a new emergency generator
    • All new plumbing systems, including new fixtures, were installed
    • Fire protection systems will be installed for a fully sprinklered building with a new fire pump located in the basement
    West Virginia Capitol Complex

    The West Virginia State Office Building #3 is a 235,000 sq. ft. 10-story limestone- faced structure that is part of the Capitol Complex in Charleston, WV. Built in the early 1950’s the structure houses a number of different state offices. The building required a comprehensive retrofit and upgrade of all Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Systems. Following its architectural and engineering retrofit, the building achieved LEED® Certification.