The Science Career and Mathematics building houses the Departments of Chemistry, Anthropology, Geography and Geology, Life Sciences, Mathematics and Physics as well as the Math Lab. The new buildings increases the number of instructional spaces by 15, including five large lecture halls and three computer classrooms, capable of accommodating 200 sections when the college plans its phased growth
This project includes a Whole Building Commissioning (WBCx) scope of work. The project includes 3 buildings and that were constructed in 2 phases. Phase 1 includes the Math & Science Laboratory/Classroom Building and Lecture Hall (Bldgs G5 & G7). Phase 2 (Bldg G8) houses the Physics department. Our involvement in the project began with the development of the Owner’s Project Requirements and continued through design and construction.
Resolution: This was corrected by the controls contractor. Otherwise, the duct work could have been over pressurized and potentially blown out.
Resolution: TThis was resolved before the systems were being installed. In addition, the AHU serving the lab exhaust area was scheduled to shut down. With the supply shut down, there was a high potential for the exhaust system to pull the lab classrooms extremely negative and prevent exiting from the space. This was also discussed and the VFD’s serving the lab exhaust system were scheduled to index to a minimum speed any time the AHU serving the space was off.