Employee Spotlight: Alex DiCanio

Meet Alex DiCanio! He is a Field Engineer working in our New York, NY office and was recently selected as an Employee of the Month! Here's a quick Q/A with him: Who would you like to swap places with for a day? A celebrity's dog. What... Read More
 

What Makes a Great Commissioning Provider?

This month at Horizon Engineering Associates, LLP, we're talking about...

What makes a great commissioning provider?

In today's fast-paced world, construction projects demand increasing technical breadth and depth. Without a skilled commissioning provider to lead the commissioning process, a project can be completed without meeting their performance expectations.

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Project Spotlight: USTA, Armstrong Stadium

The USTA National tennis Center, Inc. contracted HEA to provide commissioning services as per USGBC NC LEED Energy and Atmosphere Prerequisite 1: Fundamental Commissioning of the Building Energy Systems and Energy and Atmosphere Credit 3: Enhanced Commissioning for the USTA Louis Armstrong Stadium project in Flushing, NY. Services included reviewing of design documents, shop drawings, commissioning of all mechanical, control systems and balancing verification as well as developing a building systems manual. Throughout the duration of the project, HEA held regular commissioning meetings with the design team, owner, MEP trade firm and controls contractor in order to promote timely responses to major items of concerns. Finally, in accordance to Energy and Atmosphere Credit 3: Enhanced Commissioning, a systems manual was provided to the owner to assist in continual preventative maintenance and peak energy efficiency of the building.

Client: USTA National Tennis Center, Inc.

Location: Flushing, NY

Q/A with Frank Laino – Project Engineer

When first contracted for this project, what did the client express as the main goal / most pressing need for our services to accomplish?

Two things were evident right from the beginning on this project. The first was the coordination it would take to complete Armstrong Stadium’s Secondary Glycol Chilled Water system with the existing Chiller plant on site that has been serving Arthur Ashe Stadium. The second was the importance to ownership of achieving LEED certification, which commissioning lent a hand in.

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Employee Spotlight: Kari Rosteck

Meet Kari Rosteck! She is a Field Engineer II working in our Ann Arbor, MI office and was recently selected as an Employee of the Month! Here's a quick Q/A with her: Who would you like to swap places with for a day? I'd love to swap places ... Read More
 

What is Commissioning?

This month at Horizon Engineering Associates, LLP, we're talking about...
 
Have you ever constructed a building and it did not turn out exactly like you had hoped? Construction in today's world moves at light speed and to have a construction team that is an expert in all of the building's systems is difficult. Commissioning is the solution to help mitigate some of these (and other) problems. The commissioning process helps to ensure the finished building is operating as it was intended on opening day.
Building commissioning for new construction is a systematic process that documents systems are designed, installed and operate in accordance with the owners project requirements.
 
 
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National Garden Week: Produce Galore!

By: Lucy Finnegan

Lucy's backyard garden. She is growing some butter crunch lettuce, kale, cucumbers, tomatoes, melons and carrots. This is so inspiring, thank you for sharing Lucy!

 

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National Garden Week: A Cuddly Visitor

By: Matthew Wheeler

Click to find out who came to visit Matt's garden!

My hummingbird feeder and trash cans were destroyed Wednesday night, so I set out my game camera last night in my back yard facing where my hummingbird feeder was. Keep in mind the top of the white fence is 4 feet off the ground. He also was not a fan of my kid’s toy box or basketballs either.

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National Garden Week: Clean-Up Time!

By: Bill Kirker, Regional Director

The Kirker family took advantage of the warmer temperatures and was out cleaning up the back yard this weekend. My son and oldest daughter in the first photo. My youngest daughter, wife and mother in law in the other. Great job!

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