P1 completes largest commissioning and test and balance project to date

P1 Group has successfully completed a large commissioning and test and balance (TAB) project at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute and Women’s Center in Kansas City, Mo. The combined 272,000-square-foot area, the substantial number or hours worked and the project value make it the largest completed commissioning and test and balance project in P1 Group’s 92-year history.

In total, P1’s Building Solutions Group serviced 824 pieces of equipment, including 24 air handling units, 689 VAV boxes, 69 exhaust fans, 37 pumps, 10 heat exchangers, four fan coil units, critical care temperature-RH pressure monitors and building management control systems.

Sean Marconette led the HVAC commissioning efforts while concurrently supervising at Saint Luke’s East and Ransom Hospital. As a result of his performance, he will be promoted to a service supervisor. Marconette was supported by John Cobb, who oversaw the fire damper inspections, as well as Bob Pasquarette and Mike Wallis.

On the electrical side, Ron McNabb led the critical path electrical commissioning highlighted by 26 panel boards and 16 switchgears. P1 also commissioned four flywheel uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems that provide power to the operating rooms.

Justin Salmon oversaw the TAB and critical care validation work with the help of Jeremy Daines and Curtis Evans. P1 provided air and hydronic balance for six floors and two framing and shell packages, which included more than 2,319 supply/return/exhaust grills.

Throughout the two-year project, Sharon Haycock collected and distributed the project deficiency list to all the contractors involved. Haycock also compiled five volumes of building information for the customer to integrate with BIM and assist with the hospital’s maintenance and building service needs.