A site survey and Site Activation Task Force (SATAF) indicated the best facility to meet the requirements was Building 1044. The former F-16 maintenance shop facility needed proper security measures, interior utility systems, and environmental controls.
EEI was hired to provide commissioning services for the 150th Wing of the New Mexico Air National Guard (NMANG). The building was renovated to provide a working environment for the NMANG Target Intelligence Unit. The non-structural interior of the existing facility was demolished and new interior structures were constructed, along with new mechanical equipment, DDC control system, electrical and plumbing. Approximately 5,543 SF was converted into a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) area.
New mechanical equipment included two rooftop air handling units with chilled water cooling and hot water heating, a boiler system with two condensing boilers and two circulating pumps, an air cooled chiller, variable air volume units, and two computer room units with chilled water cooling and electric heat. A Building Automation System (BAS) was installed for monitoring, controlling and trending the building systems. The building achieved LEED Silver Certification.
The commissioning process identified a number of concerns regarding the commissioned equipment. These items included:
- Graphics would not allow manipulation of space setpoints or over-riding point values. This was corrected by Intraworks, changing user settings.
- Boilers had been operating but not following BAS setpoint reset. During testing boilers quit communicating and shut down. This was corrected by Intraworks and boilers were back on line and communicating properly.
- Numerous graphic issues that were corrected by the controls contractor at the time of testing.
- AHU-1 had an issue with the outside airflow measuring station. This was corrected with a properly scaled sensor.
- During testing the boilers would not follow the BAS system setpoint reset. This was corrected by the controls contractor.