Paladin performed existing building commissioning of the building envelope, mechanical, central plant, fire alarm, security, conveying, and emergency electrical systems.
The primary areas of emphasis were the failing building envelope system and the building pressurization swings.
Envelope investigation included thermography, extensive functional testing, and a building envelope skin investigation to evaluate installation techniques. Investigations identified that the building required reskinning due to incomplete installation of metal panel cladding details. Mechanical systems investigation began with operating conditions documentation. Functional testing of utility services and air distribution.
The project identified the need for revised sequences of operations, reclamation of 40,000 cfm in unidentified exhaust, CAV/VAV retrofits, central plant chiller replacement among other needed improvements.
Completing multiple phases with a flexible scope allowed identification of problems, Owner approval of resolutions and accommodations of key project initiatives.
Multiple capital projects were identified to address findings. Paladin completed designs, oversaw installation, and verified success of resolution.
Extensive transition documentation and services encompassed Owner Training modules, room-by-room air flows, record sequences of operations, and Current Facility Requirements.