San Francisco, CA
University of California, Center for Vision Neuroscience
To meet future space needs, the University of California acquired the sixty-acre Mission Bay Campus. The first phase of development on the four-acre East Campus includes a new Center for Vision Neuroscience on Block 33 at the corner of 16th and 3rd Streets. The building, comprising a twelve-story tower with a five-story podium, features a variety of building enclosure systems and a rooftop garden. SGH provided building enclosure commissioning (BECx) services for the project.
As the building enclosure commissioning provider, SGH worked with the project team during the design phase through performance mockup testing. Highlights of our work include the following:
- Helped establish performance expectations by developing the BECx specification and outlining testing requirements, roles and responsibilities for the project team, and procedures for documenting and resolving construction-related issues
- Reviewed the enclosure design and the owner’s project requirements, and provided recommendations to improve its performance, energy efficiency, and constructability
- Witnessed testing of the two-story performance mockup comprising representative sections of the aluminum unitized curtain wall and window wall, aluminum composite metal panel rainscreen, architectural precast concrete wall, and aluminum windows in punched openings
- Assisted the university by documenting issues with the performance mockup’s construction and associated repairs