San Antonio Clinical Services Building

San Antonio, Texas

LEED® Project

EEI Healthcare was hired by the University Health System to provide commissioning services for the University Health Center Downtown (UHCD) new Clinical Services Building. The new 269,500-SF outpatient clinic building is part of a larger upgrade to the UHCD campus that includes surface parking lots and renovations to existing buildings.

As Commissioning Authority, EEI Healthcare will:

  • Perform technical reviews of project Design Documents
  • Assist the owner with Value Engineering decisions
  • Review equipment submittals and shop drawings
  • Prepare Commissioning Plans and written test procedures
  • Observe installation of equipment and systems
  • Verify equipment and system start-up by contractor
  • Observe equipment and system testing 
  • Track deficiencies and recommend solutions
  • Provide a systems manual
  • Provide seasonal/warranty reviews

The electronic documentation on this project is extensive. 3D modeling of the project is in progress and will be used for clash detection during construction, with options to link the model to the facility maintenance management system and operations and maintenance information. Documentation of commissioning testing will be completed electronically using tablet PCs and the Vela document management system. The Vela system will also allow users to read bar codes on equipment to maintenance manual information, including parts lists, at the equipment.

The following systems will be commissioned by EEI Healthcare:

  • Central plant HVAC systems
  • Building automation system
  • Life safety systems, including fire suppression and fire alarm interactions with HVAC systems
  • Medical gas system major equipment
  • Emergency power systems
  • Lighting control systems
  • Plumbing domestic hot water systems
  • Building low voltage systems
  • Security, phone and time clock systems 

Owner University Health Systems
Commissioning Authority EEI Healthcare
Area 238,000 SF
Total Construction Cost $74.2 Million



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