EAB provided Testing and Balancing services for both construction phases of the new Charles Schwab Corporate Headquarters in Westlake, Texas. The new campus covers over 1.1 million square feet spread across 70 acres inside Hillwood’s Circle T Ranch Development. The nearly 6,000 employees that call the campus home enjoy numerous amenities including an upscale on-site café, training centers, collaboration spaces, a micro-market, and more.
We used our comprehensive approach to test and validate every HVAC system component encompassing the complete spectrum of air handling equipment, hydronic systems, and controls. Because of our approach and the two project phases, some of the challenges identified by Engineered Air Balance and the on-site commissioning agency in phase I led to design changes in Phase II. In the second phase, they increased the number of air handlers to one per floor vs. the prior design one per building, allowing for better control. The design of the continuous slot diffusers added another layer of challenge to this project. We were unable to use typical testing procedures. Instead, our team worked together to revamp the testing procedures and ensure the delivery of an optimum operating facility.
Ultimately, the Charles Schwab project was successful due to the six teams of EAB team members that embodied our company’s core values of integrity, quality, consistency, and teamwork. Our technical knowledge, unmatched thoroughness, and continuous reliability are evident in our final product: a successful project on time and within budget.
“The Charles Schwab Corporate Headquarters was a complex project spread over a large geographic footprint. The teamwork exhibited by the EAB teams on-site and our internal communication infrastructure enabled us to ensure everyone, including our construction partners, was kept up-to-date. Our team rose to the challenge and delivered an optimum operating facility ensuring comfort for the employees at Charles Schwab.”
– Casey Widboom, TBE Project Coordinator