Condell’s emergency department expansion program, totaling 87,500 square feet of new facilities plus 6,000 square feet of renovations, added 25 new exam rooms, three trauma rooms, a satellite lab, and radiology space.
- Design-phase commissioning included review of construction documents and production of commissioning specifications.
- Functional performance testing included the air-handling systems, air-cooled chillers with chilled water pumps, heating hot water boiler plant, domestic hot water system, and emergency generators.
- Functional performance tests of air-handling units identified non-calibrated airflow measuring stations and incorrect supply-to-return fan tracking, leading to inadequate building pressurization. Corrections resulted in an appropriately pressurized building.
- Excessive cycling of high-efficiency heating hot water boilers and lack of heating hot water temperature reset were identified and rectified.
- The location of the domestic water flue into an air intake was identified as a problem. Water heaters failed to operate properly when the air handling unit was in economizer mode. Relocation of the flue resulted in reliable domestic hot water heater operations.