The Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Laboratory Turnover - From Concept to Success at CU

Matt Meyer, J.E. Dunn Construction
Mike Early, J.E. Dunn Construction

The objective of this presentation is to discuss the unique turn-over processes for a higher education research facility. Using the new Sustainability, Energy & Environment Laboratory (SEEL) at the University of Colorado Boulder as an example, we will discuss the turn-over process including owner training, commissioning, warranties and other aspects that directly tie to future operation and maintenance of the facility. The new SEEL is a 142,000 sqft multi-disciplined energy and environment research facility which also includes a renovated 289,000 sqft existing facility. The presentation will focus on how early planning and coordination, goal setting, document management and the actual construction operations effect the turn-over process as well as the operation and maintenance of the facility.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the turn-over process and how it aids in facility operation & management
  • Identify critical issues during the construction phase that could help or hinder the turn-over process
  • Learn how early planning prior to construction sets up a successful turn-over
  • Explain how project documentation plays a critical part of the turn-over and facility management and operations

Biographies:

Matt Meyer is a senior project manager for JE Dunn Construction's Science and Technology Group in Denver, Colorado. Matt holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Colorado State University and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Matt has over 30 years of experience and has built facilities for entities such as the University of Colorado, Sandia Nat'l Labs, Amgen and the Corps of Engineers. Matt is a current member of I2SL and ISPE.

Mike Early is a project manager for JE Dunn Construction's Science and Technology Group in Denver, Colorado. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Purdue University and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Mike has over 30 years of experience and has built facilities for the University of Colorado among others. Areas of specialty include research laboratories, vivariums and healthcare.

 

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