12-24-2007

Parrone Engineering Receives New York Construction Award

 

December 24, 2007 – Parrone Engineering received a Merit Award from New York Construction for their work on the Robert B. Goergen Biomedical Engineering and Optics (BME) Building located on the University of Rochester campus.  This unique five-story, 92,000 square foot structure has an estimated total value of $20 million and combines modern functionality with environmentally friendly design.  

In keeping with the “Green” trend, the firm designed a bio-retention facility in the quadrangle formed by the new BME Building to address stormwater quality.  This innovative facility treats stormwater directly from the site and improves its quality before being released into the nearby Genesee River.  In addition to the environmental benefits, the bio-retention facility gives the University of Rochester points towards achieving LEED certification.  The firm performed engineering and land surveying services including topography, relocation of watermains and sanitary sewers, and reconfiguration of drives, walks, and curb lines.  This detailed work ensures that the BME Building will be a campus landmark that is enjoyed in the future as it is today.
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