We served this client as a commissioning agent for their large Northwest Addition. This effort involved modifying the original perimeter heat design to reduce installation cost, minimize future maintenance, and improve comfort. This one change decreased the installation cost by more than our fee. We performed functional testing of four large air handling units, a steam-to-hot-water heat exchanger, two perimeter radiant panel heating loops, snow melt system, and the helicopter pad snow melt system.
After this project, we became involved in helping the Owner solve several problems throughout the building. On the subsequent major renovation of the SouthWest Tower, we were hired to provide both design services and commissioning services.
We have been working with the Owner to develop improved documentation of the steam distribution, hot water distribution, chilled water distribution, and building automation systems. This documentation is helping us better strategize where capital improvements to the infrastructure are required in order to meet the needs of future expansion and remodeling in this hospital.