Jordan & Skala Engineers: PGA Tour Headquarters

Automation, controls; commissioning, retro-commissioning; electrical, power; energy, sustainability; fire, life safety; HVAC, mechanical; lighting; plumbing, piping; and LEED certification

08/09/2018


Engineering firm: Jordan & Skala Engineers

2018 MEP Giants rank: 41

Project: PGA Tour Headquarters

Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, United States

Building type: Office building

Project type: New construction

Engineering services: Automation, controls; commissioning, retro-commissioning; electrical, power; energy, sustainability; fire, life safety; HVAC, mechanical; lighting; plumbing, piping; and LEED certification

Project timeline: September 2018 to November 2020MEP/FP budget:$290,000Commissioning budget:$17,000

Challenges

1. Provide MEP design that can accommodate frequent tenant renovations.

2. Create a desirable atmosphere on the exterior balconies in the hot, humid climate of Florida without using large blade type ceiling fans.

Solutions

1. Designed raised floor system that allows ultimate flexibility on HVAC, electrical,and low-voltage layout with little or no contractor involvement.

2. Designed a way to route building relief air required to maintain proper building pressurization to the balconies,which provides a cooling affect and therefore comfort to occupants gathering on the balcony.



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