The Hotel at University of Maryland

Building Envelope Commissioning

The Hotel at University of Maryland College Park, Maryland

Client Contact: HUMCP, LLC, c/o Southern Management Corporation

College Park, Maryland 20740

Year Completed: 2017

Approximate Project Contract Value: $115 million+


Project Description

The Hotel at the University of Maryland project consisted of building envelope commissioning services including peer review, exterior wall and roof design, and quality assurance and building envelope testing for 297 guest-room hotel with 43,000 square feet of meeting space, restaurants and parking garage. The structure consists of cast in place concrete and structural steel with concrete on metal deck. The exterior walls generally consist of light gauge framing and sheathing, sheet applied weather barrier and brick or metal panel veneer with aluminum-framed curtain walls, storefronts and punched windows. The roof systems are complex, consisting of eighteen roof areas including green roofing, modified bitumen roofing, terraces, deep vegetated planters, and lightweight insulated concrete and modified bitumen assemblies.

BEC provided commissioning services during all phases of the project from Design Phase, Construction Phase and Occupancy Phase. We provided peer review services with each permit submission, commenting on compatibility between materials, code compliance and verification of the Owner’s Project Requirements. BEC specifically contributed to window flashing design, expansion joint design and overall roof design. BEC reviewed contractor submittals, RFIs and ASK’s throughout the project while also providing weekly site visits for quality assurance and maintenance of a deficiency log. Design challenges included complex transitions between roofing and veneer systems and a development of project details under a design-build project approach while coordinating with and meeting the needs of the construction schedule. BEC continued to provide commissioning services during the occupancy phase to resolve reported water infiltration.