Phillips 66’s newly constructed Corporate Headquarters Campus in the Westchase District in Houston, Texas is an impressive 1.1 million square foot facility. The building has two large towers connected by a skybridge and has an adjacent parking garage. The amenities include a yoga studio, spinning studio, basketball court, and a soccer field with a track.
EAB was hired to provide Testing and Balancing and Building Commissioning services during the new construction of the campus.
EAB attended design phase meetings, provided interim construction document reviews, and facilitated the kickoff and regular building commissioning meetings with the owner and contractors.
When the general contractor changed mid-project, we held additional informational meetings to introduce the new team to the building commissioning process and requirements in the project documents. We worked closely with the project team to ensure that the goals, expectations, and schedule were fully understood.
Aside from providing complete testing and balancing of all HVAC related systems, our team performed underfloor pressure testing and smoke tests on each level to determine the location of airflow leakage. This allowed the subcontractor to correct the leakage prior to EAB testing the underfloor air distribution system. Our team’s close attention to detail and prior experience with underfloor pressure testing allowed us to complete the testing and balancing portion of the project ahead of schedule.
In addition, this project included a large data center to support the client’s IT needs. To verify the operation of the complex HVAC and electrical support systems, we organized and facilitated the Integrated System Testing of the data center. We also obtained and supported the installation of the rack mounted load banks required to facilitate this testing.
As a result of great teamwork, the Phillips 66 Corporate Headquarters Campus was awarded a LEED Platinum Certification on this project.
“The owner relied heavily on the EAB team to keep the full project team informed and up to speed on the project’s status. EAB’s commitment to support the client and project team ensured the building was complete and fully functional per the design and owner’s intent.” – Josh Barnhart