New York City, NY

Stony Brook University Hospital

We built a temporary, emergency COVID-19 center for Stony Brook University Hospital.

View of the sheet metal HVAC solutions provided for Stony Brook University Hospital

Value Delivered

Heritage Mechanical Services provided sheet metal solutions during the construction of Stony Brook University Hospital’s temporary, emergency COVID-19 center. 

Built at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic when hospital beds were in critical need, the design-build project had an extremely aggressive schedule. We fabricated and installed all necessary ductwork in only three weeks, working 12-hour days and well into the night in order to meet the deadline. 

Additionally, thanks to the national purchasing power of our parent company, EMCOR Group, we were able to rapidly secure masks, sanitizer, and other personal protective equipment that we needed to help ensure the safety of our team. 

Client Objectives

Working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Stony Brook University Hospital set out to build a new, temporary medical facility to help triage the influx of patients hospitalized with COVID-19. The project was part of a larger effort by state and federal officials to increase the number of hospital beds available to treat COVID-19 in the region. 


The temporary medical facility was comprised of five military-style field tents in a compound-like setting, housing more than 1,000 patients. The HVAC system included 44 units, each with an airflow of up to 18,000 cubic feet per minute.

Our team fabricated and installed 210,000 pounds of 18-guage, rectangular, lined ductwork for the hospital. In order to complete this work within the tight timeframe, we involved more than 100 of our employees on the project. 

Client Background

Ranked as one of the finest hospitals in the nation, Stony Brook University Hospital is a non-profit research and academic medical center.