DALLAS, Texas — Burns & McDonnell, a 100 percent employee-owned engineering, architecture, environmental and construction firm, has been selected by Parkland Health & Hospital System (Parkland) to provide building commissioning services as part of the continued design and construction on the Parkland campus. The commissioning team will confirm that the project’s overall performance meets its defined design, construction and programing criteria, delivered utilizing a multi-year Indefinite Delivery/ Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) agreement.
Located in Dallas County, the 2.8 million-square-foot Parkland campus is nearly twice the size of the old hospital, meeting the needs of the area’s growing population.
As part of its commissioning services, Burns & McDonnell will conduct design reviews, observe construction performance, participate in equipment startups and test all systems to verify systems can operate efficiently and be maintained properly once construction is complete.
“We’re excited to help Parkland implement a commissioning program that will be an integral part of Parkland’s mission to provide medical aid and hospital care to area patients,” says Kyle Lambert, commissioning manager for Burns & McDonnell. “At Parkland, the goal is to provide high-quality, safe care for their patients through compassion, skill and teamwork. We support Parkland’s vision and are committed to delivering a comprehensive commissioning approach focused on collaboration, accountability and attention to detail.”
Taking an integrated team approach — working on the project from the planning phase through construction — Burns & McDonnell is supporting sustainability efforts to meet LEED v4 certification requirements. The services include indoor air quality planning and testing as well as building envelope services and monitoring-based commissioning for the following systems:
- Building Automated Controls (BAS)
- Building enclosure
- Emergency power
- Room pressurization
- Isolation room exhaust
- Humidity control
- Medical gases, medical vacuum and medical air
- Normal, essential and emergency power distribution
- Lighting and lighting control
- Nurse call
One of the first projects will include the design, construction, equipment and training review for a 525,000-square-foot, six-floor new outpatient clinic, which includes innovative treatment spaces, examination rooms, laboratories, imaging, medical offices and collaboration areas.
Burns & McDonnell — ranked the No. 1 commissioning firm in the U.S. by Consulting-Specifying Engineer — has provided commissioning services for more than $11 billion of new construction within the past four years.
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