Eastman Cooke Construction is the recipient of Long Island Business News’ (LIBN’s) 2018 Architecture, Engineering & Development Award for Top Office Project. The awards ceremony will take place at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, New York on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
The prestigious awards recognize excellence and innovation in design and engineering on Long Island. Eastman Cooke was selected for completing four large-scale projects for NYU Langone Health, helping to enhance the healthcare industry on Long Island through the creation of vital resources for the region. The cutting edge work entailed transforming a former multi-tenant office building into a state-of-the-art medical facility in New Hyde Park, including an oncology department, orthopedic office and pediatric unit. Crews worked together to install hospital-grade materials while successfully meeting design standards and building requirements for examination rooms, infusion bays, X-ray units, patient waiting rooms and more. Steel dunnage was added to the roof of the building’s 20,000 sq. ft. third floor space in preparation of a future cooling tower. A 50-ton air-conditioning unit was also installed on the roof for the facility’s second floor suites. Crews successfully met logistical challenges, safely rigging the mechanical units and steel in coordination with the Department of Transportation, Nassau County Police, Town of North Hempstead Building Department and NYU Langone Health and Safety Department.
The final project involved building a high-tech training center to facilitate the integration between NYU Langone and Winthrop Hospital, and to train staff with the Epic electronic medical record software system. Crews worked diligently to meet an expedited project schedule to construct a 22-seat classroom, staff offices, conference room, kitchen and individual workstations.
“We’re delighted to be recognized by LIBN for completing this complex and rewarding project,” said Peter Morandi, CEO, Eastman Cooke Construction. “Extraordinary teamwork and communication were displayed throughout, cementing our strong relationship with NYU Langone Health as one of their go-to contractors for major construction projects. We’re pleased to play an instrumental role in their growing healthcare practice on Long Island and across the New York area.”