Manlius, ny

RAM-TECH Engineers provided design services for the Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection systems for the new Manlius Fire Station. The new, approximately 24,045 square foot, single-story facility is located at the corner of NYS Route 92 and Enders Road.


Mechanical System:

  • Heating and ventilation is provided by a variable refrigerant flow system with in floor radiant heat in the garage bays. Hot water for the system is produced by three Lochinvar 95% efficient condensing boilers.
  • Outdoor air ventilation is provided by dedicated energy recovery units which temper the ventilation air with building exhaust air.

Plumbing System:

  • Domestic water supply systems are designed with low flow fixtures and high efficiency low flow water closets. The Design Phase water model predicts domestic water savings in excess of 30% compared to the Energy Policy Act of 1992.

  • Domestic hot water is produced via two 96% efficient condensing tank type water heaters. The heaters are set to 140°F and provide a point of thermal disinfection within the domestic water system. The 120°F building delivery temperature is maintained with a central master mixing valve.

  • Backflow preventers for the fire protection system, domestic water system, and domestic water meter are housed in a prefabricated, heated, insulated, metal utility box.

Electrical System:

  • Lighting is comprised of energy efficient light fixtures in accordance with IES recommendations and standards and the Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State. LED luminaires were provided through-out the building interior as well as exterior, and chosen for their exceptional energy efficiency and long life span.

Fire Protection and Special Systems:

  • RAM-TECH Engineers is also responsible for the design of the fire protection system, exit and egress lighting systems,data / communications, fire alarm system, carbon monoxide detection, card access system, intercom/paging system, security system and CCTV.

Quick Specs

Quick Specs
Owner Town of Manlius Fire Department
Type of Work New Construction
Project Cost $8.7 Million
Project Size 24,042 sq ft