Success Stories / NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Align develops the technology infrastructure for a new 22-story building in Long Island City.

The Challenge

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) is responsible for educating the public and providing informative resources on public health issues.

In 2008, Tishman Speyer broke ground on a 22-story 550,000-square-foot building in Long Island City, NY. Align was contracted, as part of the design team, to develop the technology infrastructure for the new tenant: The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Our Solution

By request of the DOHMH, Align provided a network requirements guide, which illustrated the requirements for designing a fully redundant infrastructure including:

  • IT design services
  • IT construction administrator
  • On-site project management
  • Network requirements scope

Align designed a 4,000-square-foot technology equipment room (TER), with a copper and fiber backbone, creating two redundant points of entry into the building for delivery of carrier facilities. Align coordinated with the developer, architect, general contractor and engineer associated with the project to design two intermediate distribution frame closets on each floor.

The Result

Align’s network requirements guide was integral in achieving $1 million in cost savings for the project, and the dedicated on-site project management ensured that the project was completed on time.