Axiom Engineers: Commissioning Commercial Interiors

Commissioning Commercial Interiors: the California Plaza office complex tenant improvement provided a smooth transition from construction to occupation.

Commercial Interiors LEED 2.0 office floor remodel involved a complete overhaul of the floor's ventilation and complex lighting control systems. Basic American Foods was the first tenant improvement in the fourteen story twin tower office complex that involved commissioning.

The office facilities staff was extremely satisfied because Axiom Engineers℠ was able to eliminate many of the tenant complaints that typically follow non-commissioned tenant improvement projects. With the cooperative efforts of the contractors and the commissioning agent, numerous occupant comfort control issues were quickly resolved, and occupant comfort was assured. The California Plaza Office facilities staff noted that, in their experience, this tenant improvement culminated in the smoothest transition from construction to occupation because of commissioning.

Project Summary

• 32,200 sq. ft. tenant improvement in high rise office complex
• Sixteen dual duct variable air volume (vav) boxes installed
• Thirty single duct vav boxes installed
• Complete integration of new vav box controls with existing office complex controls
• Tested all new vav boxes and existing vav boxes.

Project Accomplishments

• Discovered numerous dual duct vav boxes failed to respond in heating mode
• Reset numerous dual duct vav boxes cooling dampers to reach steady state flows
• Repositioned numerous dual duct vav boxes improperly mounted to ceiling structure
• Resolved air flow deficiencies discovered during test and balance verification

Selected Projects

LEED® 2.0 Commercial Interiors
LEED® 2.2 New Construction
LEED® Existing Buildings: Portola Hotel & Spa
CSUMB Dining Commons
Caldecott Bore 4 Tunnel
Doyle Dr. and Highways 101 and 1 Tunnel
East San Jose Carnegie Branch Library
Live Oak Community Resources Center
Monterey Peninsula College, Student Center
Naval Postgraduate School, Boiler Replacement
Nordic Naturals
Presidio of Monterey
Vandenberg Air Force Base
West Valley College Campus Centers