Facility name: North Austin Medical Center
Location: AUSTIN, TX
Project type: Acute Care
Project number: 0822400025
Lesson Learned number: 131
Impact: Cost, Schedule, Scope
Cost impact: $10,000
Lesson Learned/Best Practice
Perform audit of all mechanical, electrical, plumbing systems & security systems., including complete T&B audit prior to start of any work in renovation areas. This will help ensure full scope of mechanical renovations is captured early
Suggested Actions for Future Projects
Perform a pre-audit of any MEP systems that are to remain in place. Should be completed during design phase. This can weed out issues such as water not heating up quick enough or security systems not working. Conduct an audit of mechanical systems during design phase if possible. At a minimum, conduct measurement of existing systems prior to starting work.
Coordinate with the design team to verify connections and capacity capability of existing equipment (VAVs, etc) will support proposed design.
Test & Balance, Exiting utilities, Air changes, Air Exchanges