Loring’s portfolio of commissioning work at the University of Toronto includes over 30 projects across 21 of the buildings at the St. George Campus. The projects include commissioning of equipment upgrade projects like the chiller replacement at Ramsay Wright, complex laboratory renovations like the CL2 and CL3 laboratories in the Medical Science Building, and new construction projects like the Centre for Civilizations, Cultures and Cities.
As consultants, we come across an engineering problem and we deliver a better solution for our clients. As part of the commissioning process for Ramsay Wright Renewal Laboratories, Loring identified several issues including critical pressure alarms for the lab exhaust air valves. We worked with the controls and TAB contractor to identify the cause of the low operating pressure and recommended revisions to the associated lab exhaust fan setpoints to resolve the alarms.
We discovered the project was impacted by work that was not completed by a previous construction phase outside of the scope of work that impacted the installation of new humidifiers. We identified the incomplete work and recommended revised temporary controls and mechanical modifications for the AHUs to operate with minimized negative impact from the incomplete work.