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Infrastructure upgrades underway at US Patent & Trademark Office Wright Commissioning wins Federal Data Center Project


LEXANDRIA, VA — Wright Commission- ing , an MBE / WBE

and the re- gion’s only independent b u i l d i n g commission- ing firm, has been named the commis- sioning au- thor i ty f or

Kim Wright

HI-LIGHTS D ec . 23, 2016 - J an . 12, 2017 the US Patent & Trademark Office Data Center Infrastruc- ture Upgrades Project. The 800,000 s/f Madison Building, located in Alexandria, is one of

USPTO data center

five buildings that compose the federal agency’s main campus. “The USPTO data center requires 24/7 access to the extraordinary amount of data it has been collecting since the 18th century,” said Kim Wright , CEO of Wright Com- missioning. “The agency can’t risk power interruptions or a breakdown in the redundan- cies of the systems. Commis-

sioning ensures that the sys- tems will maintain required environmental conditions in the data center during power outages or other events and are also functioning at peak capabilities.” The firm will test and opti- mize the following infrastruc- ture upgrades during and after installation: • A new generator, transfer

switches and fuel oil pumping that are part of the renovations to the existing building • Replacement of third-floor systems, including a new hu- midification system • An additional chiller and cooling tower, and chilled wa- ter and condenser water pumps in the mechanical penthouse • New ride-through pumps in a Concourse level mechanical

room • Piping and structural sup- port for the cooling tower and chiller The purpose of our work is to provide systematic, documented confirmation that the building systems achieve the highest level of functional integrity,” said Will Wright , president of Wright Commissioning. n

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MAST serves as construction manager for theHudsonCounty Improvement Authority

Madison Hawk Ptrs. to auction approved multi- family development site in Middletown, PA

SECAUCUS, NJ — MAST Construction Services, Inc. , a project and construction

management services firm, announ c ed t h a t c o n - struction is u n d e r w a y on the Hud- son County S c h o o l o f Technology


RXR Realty breaks ground on $1 billion Garvies Point

Ted Domuracki

High Tech High School campus in Secaucus, with completion slated for June 2018. The 340,000 s/f project, for which MAST is serving as construction manager for the Hudson County Improvement Authority, is budgeted at $160 million, 59% of which is being funded through the state. The project is the first one being done by an improvement au- thority in the state through a design-build method, follow- ing the NJ State Legislature’s 2015 change to governing

Aerial photo of the project site, mid-construction Hudson County School of Technology High Tech High School rendering

a three-story hub building consisting of shared spaces and resources, including a cafeteria, 350-seat theater, administrative offices, and a garage. The project team also in- cluded the bridge documents team, RSC Architects and the design builder, Terminal Construction Corporation + DMR Architects. n

laws, whereby an improve- ment authority can forego the traditional design-bid-design practice for a project and, in- stead, engage in a design-build method. “The design-build method al- lows for a best value selection of a design/builder and facili- tates efficient communications between involved parties and shortens the project’s timeline

by streamlining the conven- tional mode of project delivery,” said Ted Domuracki , founder and president of MAST Con- struction Services. “This proj- ect opens the way for others to be executed similarly.” Currently located in North Bergen, the new school will feature four vocational-edu- cation academies on its Laurel Hill site. There also will be


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