Projects / Broadcast/Media / Viacom

Viacom International contracted Matassa Construction, Inc. as their Construction Manager for the task of totally upgrading and enhancing their “mission critical” facility on Long Island. Their existing Network Operations Center is a fully operational (24/7) 35,000 square foot cable television facility located on a company-owned nine (9) acre site. The project also included the construction of a new 30,000 square foot office building. 

Phase 1 of the upgrades included the installation of a multi-module uninterruptible power supply system (UPS) to replace an 18 year old system that supported one half of the Network Operations Center and two fully redundant 1,820 KW generators controlled by parallel Switchgear.  This half of the building contains all of the digital encoding, transmission, and control room equipment that is vital to broadcasting all of the company’s networks and digital feeds. The new systems provide a greater level of stability and security that if Network Operations Center experiences loss of utility, building power will properly transition to the back-up generator without network outage 

Phase 2 of the project consists of a new 30,000 square foot office building expansion adjacent to the current building with 4 acres of new parking and security systems. The new mechanical systems include the synchronization of (2) existing generators with new parallel switchgear and load Bank, 400 ton HVAC Chiller Plant with provisions for 400 tons of future expansion designed to provide the facility with triple redundancy.   


Owner’s Representative:  VVA Project Managers & Consultants

Construction Manager: Matassa Construction, Inc.

Architect: HLW International

MEP Engineer: Arthur Metzler Associates