This month’s B2B will focus on an 800,000-square-foot existing in-patient health care facility committed to recommissioning its boiler room operation and maintenance management to maintain a highly performing, safe boiler plant environment. For this test the term recommissioning will be used because the installation was originally designed and built 30 years ago, and this is the start of a new quality control initiative under the phrase “recommissioning of the existing boiler plant” to be safe and clean with proper documentation. Please also refer to this month’s Tomorrow’s Environment, where a walking tour of the boiler plant is discussed.
This quality control initiative will be built around the project delivery method titled integrated project delivery (IPD) based on 2015 ASHRAE Handbook — HVAC Applications, chapter 58 (Integrated Building Design and Building Operation). This IPD team shall include the health care system owner, facility manager, health and safety officer, boiler plant manager, boiler plant O&M staff, and owner representative responsible for managing the recommissioning of the boiler plant in its entirety. The IPD team will also bring on an HVAC service contractor and a third-party commissioning and testing, adjusting, and balancing (CxTAB) consultant to demonstrate the boiler hot water heating system in its entirety.