EAB had the honor of partnering with the University of Texas at San Antonio on the new construction of the School of Data Science and National Security Collaboration Center. Located in downtown San Antonio, this 166,862 square-foot space is the first of its kind in the state of Texas. The space includes a working senior design lab, a learning center, a large 300-person multi-purpose room, computer labs, research spaces, staff offices, and classrooms.
EAB facilitated the entire LEED Enhanced Commissioning process from the design phase through the project acceptance phase.
Engineered EAB’s commissioning team assisted during the design process by providing commentary to the design team to mitigate issues that could arise later in the project. Additionally, EAB reviewed the submittal documentation and developed system verification checklists for use later in the commissioning process.
During the acceptance phase of the project, EAB’s commissioning team performed Functional Performance Testing and Integrated Systems Testing on the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and life safety systems for the entire facility. Over the course of our testing, our team discovered the lighting control operation in several rooms did not meet the design intent. Additionally, our team discovered the air handling unit control system operation did not match the design documentation. The issues found during the acceptance phase testing were communicated to the project team. EAB verified all discovered issues were corrected to ensure the final condition of the facility met the design intent and owner requirements.
“Our team committed to do whatever it took to get the job done correctly and transformed unforeseen troubleshooting challenges into opportunities, ensuring the delivery of an optimal operating system.” – Cooper Smith, Commissioning Project Manager
UTSA could feel the difference on this project because our team is committed to EAB’s core values of quality and consistency. Our team is dedicated to delivering an optimum operating facility on every project.