G/BA commissioned MEP systems for facility conversion to create a 65,000-square-foot student service center. The university’s registrar, financial aid, bursar,and international student services offices are located in the facility, now known as StudentLink Center.
The project encompassed a gut renovation and extension of a four-story New York City landmarked masonry building. G/BA’s involvement spanned the design phase through the turnover phase.
Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems were commissioned, including:
G/BA conducted design reviews of the building envelope and MEP system at the 50% and 100% design documents stages and at the 100% construction documents stage. Design and construction issues were tracked via G/BA’s online commissioning tool, CxAlloy. The tool allows the project team to review and address the issues and requests identified by G/BA, and provides ownership for tracking the commissioning process.
G/BA witnessed required project tests such as ductwork pressure, hydrostatic pressure, and electrical Megger (insultation resistance).
Items identified and corrected as a result of construction-phase commissioning included: