School of Dental Medicine Commissioning

Case Western Reserve University | Cleveland , Ohio

Osborn Engineering provided LEED® Fundamental (EA pr1) and Enhanced (EA c3) commissioning services for a new $40 million, 3-story, 129,500 GSF School of Dental Medicine. The project team utilized Building Information Modeling (BIM) software including clash detection. This project utilized Construction Manager at Risk delivery method. It is a steel framed building with a full basement and houses 130 Pre-Doctorial Operatories, 80 Specialty Graduate Clinic Operatories, 10 Operatories for faculty practice, collaborative learning environments including conference and seminar rooms, faculty office and support spaces and an ambulatory surgery center.

Commissioned systems included HVAC, the Building Automation System (BAS), Lighting, Lighting Controls, Domestic Hot Water, Electrical, Emergency Power, Technology, Fire Alarm and Fire Protection Systems. LEED® NC v2009 Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council is the minimum goal for this project. Pre-construction commissioning services included OPR, BOD and design reviews. During construction, Osborn performed shop drawing reviews, periodic site observations and witness equipment start-ups. After occupancy, Osborn performed functional testing, training verification and 10-month warranty review of each system.