This month’s Facility File is based on an existing K-12 school building that is receiving a new, energy-efficient kitchen hood exhaust system along with a new gas-fired makeup air unit. The Facility File is based on the B2B April test.
At the recommendation of the design team leader, the H&V consulting engineer, the building owner has chosen the project delivery method to be IPD (integrated project delivery). The method of project delivery is based on ASHRAE 2015 — HVAC Applications Handbook chapter 58 (Integrated Building Design). An IPD team meeting was coordinated with the city’s building facility manager, school department representative, 3rd-party owner representative, 3rd-party commissioning and testing, adjusting, and balancing (CxTAB) consulting engineers, H&V consultant engineer, electrical and plumbing consulting engineers, a local utility company representative, H&V contractor’s IPD project manager as the lead/prime contractor, and fire protection consulting engineer.