- January 18, 2021
- Posted by: EAB
- Category: News
The Global Health Research Complex at Texas A&M is a 119,000 square foot Biocontainment Research Facility dedicated to improving the health of humans and animals across the globe. EAB provided Testing and Balancing services for all HVAC systems, water balancing for critical lab equipment, point and sensor calibration verification, control sequence verification and sound testing.
The critical and complex environment required our team to be very thorough, and technically astute. We were able to verify system operations by testing the N+1 system during both normal and critical operation.
Due to the complexity of the project, numerous changes were made to the original design to ensure the building would function as intended. Construction was on a tight schedule with a lot of simultaneous activities that could negatively impact testing. In order to create an efficient work environment for all parties and minimize project lost time, we attended daily coordination meetings and engaged in continuous communication. As a team, we worked together to find solutions that met Texas A&M’s unique needs.
Despite the challenges and complexity of the project, EAB delivered an optimum operating facility that is both functional and safe for laboratory use.
“Due to the nature of construction and the sheer complexity of this project, there were several hurdles to overcome in the completion of the TAMU Biocontainment Facility once the design was realized as a constructed building. Tight communication was required between all trades on-site to ensure that we were able to complete the testing and balancing with accuracy without impacting our construction partners and the overall project timeline.
Our team’s dedication to quality was evident through our thorough preparation, attention to detail and application of expertise in making the necessary adjustments to the airflow offsets to ensure that the building met design intent.”– Brian LaFleur