The 166,000 sq ft building houses a range of facilities, including wet laboratories, a vivarium, a 200-seat auditorium, and office space in three below-grade and seven above-grade levels. Above grade, the building is clad with metal panels and curtain wall systems.
SGH provided BECx services during design, bidding, construction, and acceptance phases based on ASTM E2813 – Standard Practice for Building Enclosure Commissioning. We collaborated with the project team during the design-assist process to shorten the design phase and compress the overall project schedule. Highlights of our work include the following:
Reviewed the owner’s project requirements (OPR) document
Developed a BECx plan and testing protocols
Evaluated proposals from enclosure subcontractors to compare their proposed scope of work with the project requirements
Provided construction administration services, including reviewing building enclosure submittals, overseeing mockups, and observing ongoing construction to compare with the construction documents
Witnessed field testing to evaluate performance of the as-built building enclosure
Prepared a BECx report summarizing our document review, changes made during the design process, and field testing