Just because new construction has declined, doesn’t mean it’s gone completely. Syska Hennessy Group, Philadelphia, has been commissioned to design new electrical and fire protection systems as well as audiovisual, telecommunications, and lighting design for the new corporate headquarters of Chester, Pa.-based software company Synygy. The project entails the renovation of the 163,500 sq ft Chester Station power plant.

Although the construction firm is anticipating difficulties in lighting design that will be caused by the layout of the 19,800 sq ft Turbine Hall within the building, it expects to finish the project on time in July 2003. Construction begins this month.