Project Profile: Commissioning Services for Fort Meade East Campus Buildings
RMF provided Commissioning support to the East Campus Integrated Program Office (ECIPO), US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at Fort Meade
Engineering firm: RMF Engineering Inc.
2022 MEP Giants rank: 42
Project: Commissioning Services for Fort Meade East Campus Buildings
Location: Fort Meade, MD, United States
Building type: Government building/military facility
Project type: New construction
Engineering services: Commissioning, retro-commissioning
Project timeline: February 2017 to February 2022
RMF provided Commissioning support to the East Campus Integrated Program Office (ECIPO), US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at Fort Meade, MD in conjunction with the construction of the East Campus Building 2 (ECB2), ECB2 Generator Yard and the East Campus Building Marine Corps (ECB MC) (140,000 GSF) Facility. The projects consisted of an operations facility of approximately 845,000 GSF for over 3,000 personnel, as well as an expanded parking structure (> 1,000,000 GSF). RMF is currently supporting the East Campus Building 3 (ECB3) 800,000 SF project with commissioning and focused reviews of project documents and submittals. As ECB3 construction progresses, RMF will be providing Construction Phase Commissioning Services and Functional Performance Testing Oversight. Similar Cx services are scoped and contracted for the East Campus Building 4 (ECB4) Project (800,000 SF).
RMF Performed the following:
- Assured contractor has incorporated Cx activities into the master schedule
- Participated in commissioning meetings and review minutes
- Reviewed the construction phase commissioning plan
- Reviewed submittals applicable to systems being commissioned
- Reviewed requests for information and change orders
- Performed site visits to observe component and system installations
- Witnessed pipe pressure tests and ductwork testing
- Ensured PFC completion by reviewing completed checklists and by site observation
- Witnessed equipment start-ups and review reports
- Oversaw air and water system balancing by reviewing reports and by site observation
- Witnessed functional performance tests
- Provided system and component troubleshooting when operating parameters are not achieved
- Observed training of customer operating personnel
- Witnessed opposite season or deferred testing
- Reviewed building operation during the warranty period
As the commissioning agent for USACE, RMF provided oversight of the contractor’s various commissioning agents for the following systems commissioned: electrical power infrastructure, SCADA system and its interconnection into the campus system, mechanical and fuel oil infrastructure, the plumbing, HVAC and mechanical control systems and fire alarm system integration into the campus fire alarm system.
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