DELIVERING DISTRICT ENERGY
BOND Building is a premier full-service construction management and general contracting company delivering innovative solutions and collaborative client partnerships. As a key area of expertise, we are focused on INTEGRATING DISTRICT ENERGY SYSTEMS into existing facilities, new construction and comprehensive preconstruction and pre-planning. BOND Building ensures successful outcomes that are safe, reliable and cost effective.
BOND Building has been working in the power & energy industry for many decades. Navigating todayâ€™s complex energy landscape takes expert leadership, investment in fast-developing technology and focused engagement. Our mission is to help our clients navigate through this complex environment and find solutions that achieve their energy and power goals now, and well into the future. BOND Building understands that power & energy is the lifeblood that enlivens campuses, hospitals, communities and urban districts.
Tim is responsible for leading BOND Buildingâ€™s District Energy market sector, with a focus on developing new strategies and integrated solutions that exceed client expectations. A licensed professional engineer, Tim has over 25 yearsâ€™ experience in the evolving power & energy industry, specializing in campus district heating, cooling and micro-grids. He has also provided engineering and consulting services to the District Energy industry with CHA Consulting. Prior to that, Tim worked at Cornell University for over 22 years exclusively focused on their district energy systems.
SYSTEM EXPERTS THAT DELIVER
WORLD-CLASS DISTRICT ENERGY PROJECTS
OUR DISTRICT ENERGY TEAM TIM PEER, P.E. Vice President
JOHN TURNER Project Executive
CHARLES RANNEY, P.E. Project Specialist
SENIOR LEADERSHIP JESSE CONKLIN Sr. Project Manager
WILLIAM DALE BURR Sr. Project Manager
BO KOLOSKI Director, Client Services
KYLE LEDOUX Project Manager
STEVE LIECHTI Sr. Project Manager
HEALTHCARE & LIFE SCIENCES
OUR DISTRICT ENERGY
Program Management Feasibility Assessments Design-Build Condition Assessments Technology Selection & Procurement Budgeting & Scheduling Laser Scanning & 3D Model Creation
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DISTRICT ENERGY AT A GLANCE
BOND Building has been working in the power & energy industry for many decades. However, energy generation, delivery and resources are continually undergoing transformation. Resiliency and sustainability are becoming key factors that must be addressed as the landscape continues to evolve. As this market develops and our clientsâ€™ requirements change, we continue to position ourselves to meet the expanding needs of our clients. With Tim Peer spearheading the District Energy focus, we will provide various enhanced integrated solutions to assist clients through the entire life cycle of each project.
THE FUTURE OF DISTRICT ENERGY & POWER GENERATION Navigating today’s complex energy landscape takes expert leadership, investment in fast-developing technology and focused engagement. BOND Building understands that power & energy is the lifeblood that enlivens campuses, hospitals, communities and urban districts. It’s also an ever-changing landscape, with a variety of fuel types and renewable energy sources. Our mission is to help our clients navigate through this complex environment and find solutions that achieve their energy and power goals now and well into the future. DISTRICT ENERGY SOLUTIONS BOND Building’s construction of district heating and cooling systems improves energy efficiency, reliability and maximizes cost efficiency for our clients. District energy systems produce steam, hot water, chilled water and/or electricity at a central plant and then distribute them underground to individual buildings within a specific district. These systems provide cost-effective, reliable energy to the districts or campuses they serve.
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT BOND Building’s experienced professionals can provide comprehensive program management and consulting services for district heating, district cooling and micro-grid systems. BOND Building’s team has extensive experience in engineering, energy master planning and central plant operations. This diverse expertise can be put to work for a concept through completion approach to project delivery or to develop operational refinements to improve performance. The goal of this program is to achieve operational excellence and meet the owner’s goals of safety, reliability and efficiency.
Specifically tailored to the client’s needs and desired outcomes, BOND Building’s services determine which strategic investments and improvements are needed to achieve operational excellence. We then assist the owner in implementing and validating the supporting projects. Our service offerings include, but are not limited to, the following: CAPITAL PROJECTS: • Preconstruction Services • Project Controls • Design Build • Construction Management (@Risk, Agency CM) • General Contracting • Start-Up & Commissioning OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE: • Utility Expense Analysis & Procurement Support • Environmental Health & Safety Training • Training Program Development • Operating Procedure Development • O&M Readiness Programs • Condition Assessments • Deferred Maintenance Planning
SUPPORT SERVICES: • Feasibility Studies • Project Management • Consulting & Technical Oversight • Site Assessments & Evaluations • 3D Laser Scanning & Logistic Planning • Permitting Support • Technical Consulting & 3rd Party Reviews • Asset Management Programs • Capital Plan Estimating & Development • Procurement & Materials Management • QA/QC Plan Development & Oversight • Start-Up Supervision • Manufacturer Inspections & Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) Oversight • Facilitation of 3rd Party & Alternative Financing Options • Commissioning Plans
DISTRICT ENERGY COMMISSIONING SERVICES
The BOND Building District Energy team includes staff who are subject matter experts in the design, operation, maintenance and commissioning of district energy systems and central utility plants. Our team can effectively commission the most complex central plants including: multi-fuel boilers, steam or hot water boilers, feedwater & makeup boilers, steam or motor driven chillers, chemical treatment chillers, cooling towers, reciprocating engines, combustion turbines and gas compression.
BOND Building understands the various challenges and constraints when working in, and around, critical facilities within healthcare and academic environments. We are adept at the safe, organized, and logical approach involved with enabling work, procurement packages, shutdown coordination, construction and commissioning. Our team will work closely with the owner, engineer and/ or builder to address critical issues related to maintaining operations, planning shutdowns, obtaining required performance and reaching critical milestones. We can even develop a comprehensive training program for plant staff. The BOND Building approach is focused on a truly unified commissioning team that demonstrates compliance with a pre-approved approach and incorporates, schedule, punchlist, training, turnover and multi-phased testing. Our initial step in developing the commissioning process is to create and submit the Project Commissioning Plan (PCP). This plan is an overarching document that outlines the project teams commissioning approach. It is a snapshot in time allowing the project team, client and upper management to understand and approve the approach. Once approved, it will act as a guide for the commissioning team.
TYPICAL ITEMS COVERED IN PCP: - Intent of the Cx Process - Project Description - Detailed Approach - Organizational Chart - Schedule - Safety Methodology - Systems List - Verification Process - Reference Drawings - Functional Requirements - Punchlist Approach - Training Outline
The experienced professionals at BOND Building can provide initial feasibility assessments, analysis and conceptual designs for steam, chilled water and Combined Heat & Power (CHP) projects. These range from central plant upgrades, renewal and analysis of CHP alternatives, to upgrades and expansion of thermal or electrical distribution systems. The BOND Building approach is to develop early concept level budgets and schedules that are truly representative of the technical options being considered.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A FEASIBILITY ASSESSMENT
FINANCIAL • Capital Cost Estimating • Utility Expense Analysis • Operations & Maintenance Costs Assessments • Operational Modeling Comparing Options with Financial Metrics (SPB, NPV, ROI) • Monte Carlo Simulations (@RISK Modeling) • Research & Application Writing for Financial Incentive Programs MECHANICAL • Energy Curve Development & Analysis • Load Growth Forecasting, Scenario Development & Firm Capability Analysis • Heat & Mass Balance Assessments (Thermoflex Modeling) • Preliminary Equipment Lists & Specifications • Preliminary Concept Drawings Including: Process Flow Diagrams, P&IDs & General Arrangements • Fuel Assessments SITE / CIVIL • Preliminary Cut, Fill & Grading Plans • Preliminary Structural Design Criteria • Preliminary Structural & Foundation Review or Design • Site Access & Construction Staging Review ELECTRICAL • Review of Utility Interconnection Process • Preliminary Short Circuit & Utility Impact Analysis (ETAP Modeling) • Preliminary Protection & Coordination Review • Preliminary Equipment Lists & Specifications • Preliminary Concept Drawings Including: Single Line Diagrams, Controls • Architecture & General Arrangements PERMITTING & SUPPORT • Conceptual Project Schedule • Existing Conditions Assessment • Zoning & Local Ordinance Review • Photo Simulations for Visual Impact Analysis • Work Sequencing Simulations for Traffic or Operational Impact Analysis • CHP Emission Reduction Summary • Preliminary Emission Rates & Preliminary Air Permitting Review
BOND HAS THE RIGHT TEAM AND EXPERIENCE to assist you with charting your energy future
BOND Buildingâ€™s knowledge and working relationships with gas and electric utilities, coupled with our ability to bring a level of realism to early feasibility analyses, provides critical insight to support sound decisionmaking. The BOND Building approach mitigates unforeseen risks associated with future budgeting and scheduling related to the ownerâ€™s selected technology option. BOND Building can deliver this technology option via a design/ build arrangement. This method provides a focused management process around project risks while obtaining a competitive solicitation for the major cost centers. Our team consists of staff with extensive experience related to engineering, energy master- planning and central plant operations. Having this significant depth of experience is invaluable to sound decision-making. BOND Building has the right team and experience to assist you with charting your energy future.
DISTRICT ENERGY SERVICES DESIGN-BUILD BOND Buildingâ€™s experienced professionals provide Design-Build (DB) delivery for steam, chilled water and combined heat & power projects. District energy and central plant related projects are not simple construction undertakings. They require a specialized team to ensure a seamless transition within the operating facility. Our team has a focused expertise on managing critical components which allows our customers to stay focused on their core business needs. The BOND Building team will design, build and commission any central plant project including chillers, boilers, CHP (combustion turbine, steam turbine, or reciprocating engine) while the customer stays focused on their job. Our team understands the complexity of these projects. We have in-depth knowledge of the operations, engineering and design.
NECESSARY STEPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL DESIGN-BUILD APPROACH
The DB project delivery model is best suited for customers who want a single point of contact for the project. Our approach is a disciplined process to develop, design and deliver projects on an expedited delivery schedule. This allows operational savings to be realized much earlier than alternative project delivery methods. This process ensures consistent oversight and careful monitoring of quality, cost and schedule. ENGINEERING BOND Building has worked with the premier engineering firms in this field and can solicit the design services competitively or work with the ownerâ€™s incumbent engineer. Our approach is to select the right engineering team based on their current workload, project location and any specialized requirements of the owner or interconnecting utility company. EQUIPMENT BOND Building has a solid working relationship with major equipment suppliers. Our team will work with the owner to obtain a competitive price from pre-selected equipment suppliers, or conduct a competitive solicitation process to ensure client satisfaction. SUBCONTRACTORS BOND Building maintains an extensive list of prequalified subcontractors. This ensures a competitive solicitation using construction
partners that have the bandwidth to support the work and live up to our standards of quality and performance. We will also work with the owner to prequalify bidders from their pool of trusted subcontractors. Using this project delivery method, we will provide the owner with market competitive construction management services. In this case, we are responsible for managing all aspects of detail design and construction while ensuring the ownerâ€™s goals in terms of quality, scope, cost and schedule are met. For the customer, this process will: 1. Reduce project risk 2. Deliver predictable results 3. Allow the customer to stay focused on their core business Projects can be completed open book or with a GMP. As shown on the chart of typical cost centers (displayed on next page), the sole-sourced component of the work is relatively small. This factor will be countered with the savings associated with a faster project delivery.
INDICATIVE SCALE OF THE DIFFERENT COST CENTERS FOR A TYPICAL CHP PROJECT
CM WITH FEE
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT Supplemental Utility Plant (SUP)
$95 MILLION contract value
to be completed
richard turlington & associates
CM AT RISK
This project is located at the western edge of the university’s proposed new Science quad. The new SUP will increase the university’s current capacities chilled water, steam and on-site electrical generation in order to meet both near-term and long-term needs. The new plant will be integrated into the university’s current infrastructure distribution and controls network in order to provide both redundancy and flexibility in meeting campus loads. The SUP has been designed to reflect and accommodate the growing utility demands of the campus. The current approach is for a phased project that is timed with campus energy needs.
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT Central Utility Plant (CUP)
$13.5 MILLION contract value
to be completed
bvh integrated services
BOND Building was retained by the University of Connecticut (UCONN) to replace two of the four gas fired chillers, heat exchangers and pumps, as well as the cooling towers within the Central Utility Plant (CUP). Associated equipment piping will also be modified and replaced. Changes will be made to the chilled water pumping, piping and controls between the CUP chiller plant and the Cogen chiller plant. Temporary chillers and pumps are necessary for a portion of the project duration to minimize impact to the campus.
HARVARD FACULTY OF ARTS & SCIENCES
Central Northwest Laboratories Central Energy Plant
contract value $29 million (cep)
rmf engineering (cep)
CM AT RISK
BOND Building provided preconstruction and construction management for a new 500,000 sf science building which included dry, wet, teaching and physics laboratories; seminar rooms; collections facilities and a Central Energy Plant (CEP). Prior to the start of building construction, an extensive enabling phase with underground utilities was completed. BOND Building oversaw a cost-saving and innovative “up-down” construction methodology to accelerate the schedule by mining four below-grade stories in conjunction with the construction of four above-grade stories. Located on a tight urban site adjacent to a residence hall required extensive vibration monitoring, careful coordination of utility cut-overs and a detailed plan to dispose of contaminated soils.
REALITY CAPTURE | VIRTUAL DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION | MEP SERVICES
INTEGRATED SERVICES START WITH THE END IN MIND.
BOND Building’s Integrated Services model is a collaborative approach that combines the latest technology innovations with the brightest teams to manage a project’s entire life cycle.
Develop Logistics Plans Supported by Model Renderings, 4D Timeline Simulations and Critical Pick Rigging Animations Conduct Constructability Peer Reviews Provide Laser Scanning Services that Create Accurate As-Built Models of Existing Conditions Evaluate Installation Accuracy with use of Hololens Augmented Reality, BIM Box and BIM 360 Field Resolve Spatial Conflicts and Constructability Issues Provide Solution-Based Clash Detection Manage â€œSupplementalâ€? Revit Model to Enhance the Detail of the Coordination Long Lead Equipment Validation Touch QA/QC Technology for Real-Time Analytics and Metrics (Accessed in the Field on iPads) Deliver Long-Term Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Ready Facilities
Allston District Energy Facility & Energy Distribution Systems
$160 MILLION contract value
to be completed
rmf engineering (cep)
CM AT RISK
BOND Building has been selected to implement a District Energy Facility (DEF) with distribution systems in support of Harvard Universityâ€™s expansion of campus energy systems in Allston, MA. The 60,000 sf facility will include hot water boilers and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) to supply the Low Temperature Hot Water (LTHW) distribution system. Chilled Water (CW) is supplied by high efficiency electric centrifugal chillers and includes stratified thermal storage. The scope of work includes the LTHW, CW and 13.8 kV electrical distribution systems for the campus. The entire system is designed and constructed for resiliency and severe weather events.
LAHEY HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER Combined Heat & Power Facility
$12 MILLION contract value
DESIGN-BUILD bondâ€™s services
Under a design-build arrangement, BOND Building constructed this 3MW facility powered by a Caterpillar G260-12 3MW engine. The generator is fueled by natural gas from the local distribution utility and housed in the new 4,800 sf addition. The system generates both steam and hot water in the energy recovery systems. To increase the resiliency of the system, BOND Building also installed a new custom main NSTAR switchgear station. This allows the facility to respond to loss of power and switch from redundant grid feeds to self contained island mode. An intensive logistics plan was developed to minimize disruption to an operational health facility with 4,000 visits a day.
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Central Utility Plant Upgrade
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to be completed
CM AT RISK
BOND Building is delivering this significant project which includes 42MW of CHP that is based on two Solar Titan 250 combustion turbines with Hamon Deltak Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG). Included is a 90,000 gallon basement/below-grade fuel storage capacity, new high pressure gas service, gas compressors and a 2MW diesel generator. The plant has black start and campus islanding capability. The entire system is designed and constructed for resiliency and severe weather events.
BOND Building uses Lean construction strategies on all projects as a means to minimize costs and maximize value. This process challenges each project stakeholder to develop, and apply, better ways to manage the construction process.
ELIMINATE WASTE. ADD VALUE.
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Central Utility Plant Expansion / Boiler and Deaerator Upgrade
$13 MILLION contract value
rmf engineering da upgrade
power engineers boiler
CM AT RISK
This project included the installation of a new 100,000 pound per hour boiler, new deaerator as well as a 5,000 sf addition to house the new equipment. Located within a tight urban site abutting the existing CUP, nearby railroad and parking lot slated for future construction, the new building required creative planning and coordination. To address this, BOND Building developed a pre-task analysis and coordination plan which was documented in the teamâ€™s tablet-based BIM 360 software. Through close collaboration with MIT, BOND Building delivered a logistics plan that facilitated the safe delivery of the equipment without incident.
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Chiller Plant Expansion, Chiller #9 & #10
$30 MILLION contract value
CM AT RISK
BOND Building constructed a new 60,000 sf addition housing two new 2,500 ton electric chillers, two cooling towers, an elevated common 200,000 gallon condenser water sump and electrical switchgear room. The new steel frame addition spans an active railroad requiring significant advanced planning and intensive mitigation and safety strategy. The installation of equipment while maintaining an uninterrupted supply proved to be a challenge but was worked through successfully. Building Information Modeling (BIM) was utilized to plan for building construction over the active rail line as well as the installation of equipment into the structure.
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS BOSTON
Central Utility Plant Upgrade / Campus-Wide Utility Corridor
$224 MILLION contract value
bvh integrated services
CM AT RISK
BOND Building upgraded the Central Utility Plant (CUP) and replaced the utility distribution systems for the entire campus. The CUP upgrade included state-of-the-art controls. The energy distribution systems are being upgraded in quality and size to deliver the energy demands of existing and future planned buildings. Systems include: hot water, chilled water, domestic water, sanitary sewer, fire protection, fiber optic network wiring and electrical services. Selective upgrades to gas, sanitary and storm drainage are also included. The construction program necessitates extensive planning and coordination with campus operations.
BOND Building considers protecting every person within or near the construction site its foremost priority. No priority overrules safety at any time. We integrate safety into our construction planning and activities. This is represented by
OUR 2019-2020 EMR RATING OF .70
SAFETY FORWARD BEST PRACTICES.
CAPABILITIES / SERVICES BOND Building is not just a construction management company. Our District Energy Company offers a team of professionals that has integrated the core strengths of the firmâ€™s construction management philosophy into years of experience building, commissioning, operating and maintaining utility (district energy) systems. With extensive college, university and healthcare experience, we understand the difficulties and nuisances of constructing and operating these types of facilities in those environments. At BOND Building we put that experience to work for our clients.
BOND BUILDINGâ€™S KEYS TO SUCCESS
Incorporate operations and maintainability into design reviews Integrate specific commissioning requirements in the design Customize schedules that incorporate tasks that are unique to energy systems Budget to include trades, vendors and specialty contractors required to construct, pre-test and commission utility grade mechanical, electrical and controls systems Collaborate with the critical constituencies such as the interconnecting utility, permitting and approval agencies and fuel suppliers Create logistics plans that incorporate the challenges of working in operating, mission-critical facilities Work with the plant operations and maintenance staff to incorporate their institutional knowledge and expertise Understand and analyze future expansion needs in the initial equipment sizing and subsequent design reviews Outline the project turnover requirements early in a manner that supports, and seamlessly integrates, into the long-term needs of the client Support the project after turnover to the owner with ongoing operator training and support
Tim Peer, P.E. Vice President, District Energy 617.394.6287 office | 607.592.2198 cell | email@example.com
Bo Koloski Director, Client Services 401.429.0808 office | 401.601.0513 cell | firstname.lastname@example.org