The 1st and 2nd floors of the Hyatt underwent an interior renovation by new tenant Urban Outfitters. The Japengo Restaurant, located on the 3rd floor, had an existing grease trap between the 2nd and 3rd floors that needed to be replaced. To save space, it was decided to remove the existing Seafood Village Restaurant’s existing 1,000 gallon grease interceptor from the basement as well as the small non-compliant grease trap from the 3rd floor Japengo Restaurant, and replace it with a new 1,500 gallon grease interceptor to serve both restaurants.
For Japengo, the work required grouping of all plumbing fixtures from its kitchen and routing a new pipe, separately from other sanitary sewer pipes, to the basement, which was then connected to the new 1,500 gallon grease interceptor. Minimizing downtime of the restaurants was critical and replacement was completed overnight as to not interfere with business operations.
Urban Outfitters also demolished and replaced all Fan Coil Units (FCUs) and related chilled water lines within its space. Because the chilled water lines also supply FCUs in the hotel’s computer room, a separate line from the main loop was provided to feed the computer rooms existing FCU’s and to provide a connection point for Urban Outfitters new FCU.
MEH provided design services for all plumbing, HVAC, and grease interceptors.