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GEA Projects in the News: 145 President Street Has a New Design!

GEA is providing MEP/FP services to 145 President street- a 75 foot, 48,469 sf building. Community facility space for an urgent care will occupy the first floor. Residential space use will cover 31,545 sf. There will be three and four bedroom condos that will include two “garden residences” and two penthouse units. The building will have amenities such as: fitness and recreation rooms, and a shared roof terrace. There will also be storage for 14 bicycles and parking for 16 vehicles. Sales for this building will begin this summer, and completion is expected in 2018.

GEA Makes the Coveted “Crain’s 100 Best Firms to Work For in NYC”

It is with great pride that GEA Consulting Engineers can now proclaim to be one of the “Best Places to Work in NYC”, by Crain’s New York. This year is the first submission for this honor, ranking #51 of the top 100, with an additional feat of being the highest ranking engineering firm in consideration. This is the second recognition for workplace appeal that GEA has earned this year, also ranking #33 on the “Zweig White Best Firms to Work For” list.

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Going the Extra Green Mile

By David Glickman, P.E., LEED AP, Principal, and,

Michael Jordan, LEED AP, Director of Sustainability, GE

All professionals involved in the construction industry are planning to get on (it’s never too late!) the energy and sustainability train.

It is important to realize that energy and sustainability have already become their own trade, joining standard trades like Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, etc.

Energy and sustainability is an umbrella term that covers an array of design and construction practices including energy code, local laws, commissioning, incentives, Passive House, LEED, WELL and numerous other less mature standards.


Last week, neighbors in the Meatpacking District expressed their
dissatisfaction about plans to redevelop a row of low-slung commercial buildings on Gansevoort Street between Washington and Greenwich streets, and the Villager offered a glimpse of how Aurora Capital hopes to transform the block, now YIMBY can reveal a full set of renderings showing the developer’s vision for this prominent corner near the High Line.


New York City’s strong residential market has prompted a slew of new players to join the development fray here. While the majority of the 6,000 new development units set to come online in 2015 are being built by household names such as Related Companies and others, a new batch of first-time developers, along with some developers well-established in other parts of the country, have thrown their hats into the New York City ring since the downturn.


As one of New York’s top engineering firms specializing in the innovative design of mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems for some of the city’s most well-respected companies, the scope of GEA’s work includes everything from large-scale retail, hospitality and commercial, to institutional and high-rise residential projects.