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Designed and built in 1983 by Architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. this building was once the primary residence for Goldman Sachs. In October 2012, the eastern Atlantic coast along with lower Manhattan, was hit with the most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. The aftermath of storm left this 34 story building with the ground floor and subsequent 2 floors (below grade) under water, thereby destroying the primary and secondary electrical distribution services. AKF was brought in to re-design the electrical infrastructure and ultimately minimize future threats to the electrical distribution system by moving the majority of the electrical distribution equipment to the 2nd floor, located directly adjacent to occupied tenant areas.
FMS was engaged to conduct a thorough assessment of the building’s design for EMI interference threat concerns to sensitive data center and electronic equipment. A document review and extensive 3-Dimension computer simulation studies were conducted to evaluate EMF emissions from the building’s electrical distribution, mechanical and other systems. Utilizing the computer simulation data, FMS identified multiple areas which were potentially at EMI risk due to adjacency high current electrical devices.
Areas at EMI risk concern included the occupied tenant areas adjacent to the main SWBD room, primary and secondary feeder locations. To mitigate EMI threat concerns, FMS designed and implemented multiple special magnetic field shielding schemes to lower EMF levels to acceptable, non EMI threat levels.
Over its 20 years, FMS has successfully completed hundreds of EMI projects which included a diverse range of consulting and mitigation services.