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SHA District 4 Office Building Renovation

Location: Baltimore County, Maryland Client: Maryland State Highway Administration

JMT provided design oversight, construction management and total building commissioning of the design-build contractor on behalf of a state government client.

Our client needed a new, larger space for its District 4 staff to replace an aging building.  Procured as a design-build project, the new facilities consisted of an administrative office building of approximately 31,000 square feet; a 1,500 gross square foot, pre-engineered heated storage building; and a fueling facility with canopy. 

JMT supported the client/owner with a range of services during the design-build process.  We provided a senior construction manager with an architectural background who started in the design-build contractor selection phase of the project, assisting with the evaluation of the contractor proposals and design coordination.  JMT also provided project management services including FFE selection and procurement, budget control, and project schedule control through the construction document phase of the project.  This involved coordination of the efforts of the design-build team in conjunction with the client user groups and the client's Office of Facilities Management.  At our client's request, JMT provided a separate construction representative who managed the project in the field through completion.  JMT used the client's process for project documentation and quality assurance.  JMT also managed a staff of subconsultants, including an office engineer and three construction inspectors.

The Total Building Commissioning Process (TBCxP) used by JMT staff included commissioning of the architectural envelope of the facility to ensure an energy efficient shell as well as traditional commissioning of the building HVAC systems. The unique nature of the facilities included an emergency command center for statewide response to emergencies and disasters. Our commissioning authority (CxA) services were associated with the enhanced commissioning credit pursued by the design-build team.  Services were performed in accordance with the ASHRAE Guideline O methodology and included adherence to the Owners Project Requirements, validation of project design, definition of commissioning requirements construction checklists, witness of functional testing and final acceptance testing, review of test and balance reports and O&M documentation and warranty phase/seasonal performance verification.

This project demonstrated the wide range of services that JMT could provide in a fiduciary role for an owner, providing long term value for the owner's capital investments.  

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