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atrisco heritage academy

APS-Atrisco Heritage Academy Phase 3

APS-Atrisco Heritage Academy Phase 3

Project Description:

The Atrisco Heritage Academy features a set of autonomous school buildings, unified by a common pedestrian plaza. The campus serves the needs of 3,100 students, with flexible classrooms to accommodate for future changes in curricular needs. The school responds thoughtfully and is committed to addressing the real needs and opportunities of each high school student and educational team member. Moreover, the open campus and common areas provide dynamic places for people of all backgrounds to congregate and learn.

Scope of Work:

TMCx is providing LEED Fundamental and Enhanced commissioning. Design activities included design and submittal review and comment, Cx plan and document development. Construction activities include site installation verification, water system flush verification, witness of equipment startup and TAB, and functional testing. Post-occupancy activities include 10 month and 3 year warranty follow up site inspections.

Project Snapshot

  • Owner: Albuquerque Public Schools
  • Project Size: 101,650 sq. ft.
  • Construction Cost: $25M
  • GC: McCarthy Construction
  • Year of Completion: 2013


HVAC Systems including:
Heating Hot Water Systems
Ventilation and Exhaust Systems
VAV Air Handling Units
Domestic Hot Water System
Lighting Controls

Challenges and Successe

  • A total of 50 issues were identified and resolved during design and construction.
  • During the startup phase of the project it was found that a mixed air damper section would bind up and caused the shaft to bend. The installing contractor replaced the shaft and repositioned the shaft and damper section.
  • During the functional testing phase it was found that the outside air flow stations for the air handlers were not programmed into the BAS system. The controls contractor programmed these devices to the BAS system.
  • During the functional testing phase it was found that many of the occupancy sensors did not work. The electrical contractor replaced the defective sensors.