Low Voltage

Overlook Homes

Charlton, MA

Architect: EGA Architects, Newburyport, MA
Project Cost: $50M Phase I / $42M Phase II

ART Engineering Corp. was retained by the Owner to provide low voltage and telecommunications consulting and design services for Phase II of the project. Overlook Homes is a new senior living facility of the M.W. Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Massachusetts, which is a Masonic fraternity and has a local constituency of nearly 60,000 members and 300 lodges and has been in existence since 1773.

The facility consists of independent living cottages, independent living facility, a chapel/natatorium, Level IV rest home facility, a skilled nursing facility, a child day care facility, an adult day care facility, and corporate offices. The project was designed and built in multiple phases. The project was completed in May, 2005.

The Jewish Home & Hospital Lifecare Systems

Manhattan, NY

Architect: Perkins Eastman P.C., Pittsburg, PA
Project Cost: $135M

ART Engineering Corp. was retained by Perkins Eastman P.C. to provide low voltage and telecommunications consulting and design services for a new 396-bed fourteen-story 350,000 SF skilled nursing facility for Jewish Home and Hospital.

The project scope also includes public and corporate spaces on the first two floors; and twelve stories of skilled nursing facility for 396 residents. The project will be built in phases. Phase I will consist of demolition of three existing buildings to make room for the new facility. Phase II will consist of the construction of the new facility. Phase III will consist of demolition of the remainder of the existing facility for future independent and assisted living facilities.

The scope of the project includes implementing a wireless medical records system, whereby staff will be able to chart medical and dietary information via handheld devices. The scope of the project also includes the construction of an off-site data center and corporate offices. The project is in design and development phase.

Newbridge on the Charles

Dedham, MA

Architect: Perkins Eastman P.C., New York, NY
Project Cost: $500M

ART Engineering Corp. was retained by Perkins Eastman P.C. to provide low voltage and telecommunications consulting and design services for a new 980,000 SF multi-building elder care facility for the Hebrew Rehab Center for the Aged (HRCA). The project includes 280 beds for skilled nursing, 206 apartments for independent living, 51 apartments for assisted living, 40 beds for memory support and 50 independent living cottages.

The low voltage systems will feature nurse call system integrated with IR-RF locator, Wi-Fi telephone, resident wandering and radio pocket paging systems. Other low voltage systems include access security, closed circuit television security, emergency call, and sound/audiovisual systems. The telecommunications systems will feature wireless access points for internet access, electronic charting and electronic medical records. The voice/data/video services to the Independent Living residents will be provided using a state-of-the-art fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) distribution system where all three services will be delivered to each apartment via 2-strands of single mode fiber. The FTTH solution will provide the facility with the flexibility to offer emerging video technologies such as Video on Demand (VOD), HDTV and IPTV, as well as high speed data access and Voice over IP (VoIP). The project is in construction administration phase.

Whitney Center

Hamden, CT

Architect: SFCS, Inc., Roanoke, VA
Project Cost: $82M

ART Engineering Corp. was retained by SFCS, Inc. to provide low voltage and telecommunications consulting and design services for addition/renovation to the existing 178 apartment independent living building and replacement of the existing 59 bed skilled nursing facility.

The project includes a new 8-story 97-apartment independent living building with new common spaces; enriched living building with associated common spaces consisting of 12 assisted living dementia units, 12 skilled nursing dementia units and 24 skilled nursing units; and 32 assisted living units.

The low voltage systems will feature nurse call system integrated with Wi-Fi phones; a wireless personal emergency response system with wireless pull-cords, pendants and passive resident check-in feature. The voice/data/video services to the Independent Living residents will be provided using state-of-the-art fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) distribution system where all three services will be delivered to each apartment via 2-strands of single mode fiber. The FTTH solution will provide the facility with the flexibility to offer emerging video technologies such as Video on Demand (VOD), HDTV and IPTV, as well as high speed data access and Voice over IP (VoIP). The project is in construction document phase.