Fully Functioning Facility Essential for Providing Proper Care

As a new two-story, 90-bed behavioral health hospital  was close to completion, the Destiny Springs healthcare facility required a final systems review to make sure the facility and all systems were operating at maximum efficiency.


Gausman & Moore provided commissioning services to confirm that the new facility was designed to meet the 2010 Facility Guidelines Institute guidelines for design and construction of healthcare facilities.


The first step involved reviewing the Owner’s project requirements and the Basis of Design documents. Reviewing these documents helped the Gausman & Moore team understand the project goals and how the design team intended to meet the guideline requirements.


A Commissioning Plan was then developed that described the necessary activities to complete the commissioning process and assign responsibilities to the project team. Pre-functional checklists were also developed and distributed to contractors.


Functional performance tests were developed and conducted for a number of building systems to demonstrate compliance with the design intent and construction documentation. Commissioning was performed for the following building systems:

  • Rooftop units
  • Air conditioning split systems
  • Variable Air Volume (VAV) terminal units
  • Exhaust fans
  • Control system
  • Fire and smoke dampers
  • Fire and smoke alarms
  • Emergy power system
  • Automatic transfer switches
  • Water heaters

Gausman & Moore then compiled all commissioning documentation into a final Commissioning Report, which the Destiny Springs staff can use going forward to ensure the ongoing operation and maintenance of the functioning facility.


The project was selected as a finalist in the 2018 HREI Insights Awards, which celebrates excellence in healthcare real estate development and executive leadership.


Rendering courtesy of  MedProperties Holdings