The City of Austin Public Safety Training Facility is a state of the art campus that includes a driving track, burn building, pistol range, urban disaster village, and a 50,000 square foot building containing a gymnasium, classrooms, offices, and conference rooms. The building is unique in that it obtains power from a bank of solar panels on the roof.
Goodwin Engineering was hired as the commissioning agent for the project. Fundamental and Enhanced commissioning services were provided for the buildings on campus to ensure that the MEP systems were designed as required to meet the needs of the client and were installed as intended by the design engineer.
Goodwin Engineering assisted the Owner in developing Owner’s Project Requirements, assisted the MEP engineer in developing a Basis of Design, and developed a commissioning plan for use by the team throughout the project. Additionally, Goodwin conducted focused reviews at various stages of design, reviewed equipment submittals at the start of construction, and verified training requirements.
During the construction, Goodwin participated in equipment startup and conducted functional performance testing of HVAC equipment, solar power system, digital control system, domestic water heating, and lighting systems. At the conclusion of the project, Goodwin produced a commissioning report and followed up with a warranty review.
The project received a US Green Building Services LEED NC Silver rating.