Two Liberty Place, PHILADELPHIA, PA
Building Automation Systems, Mechanical Systems Retrofit & Facilities Services
BUILDING SERVICES VALUE DELIVERED
The CBRE/Fluidics team has overseen the successful re-stacking project. This included moving in several new tenants, creating systems and procedures for operating a multi-tenant building, commencing the rebuilt installation of new building automation systems and bringing down the operating costs.
FACILITIES MAINTENANCE PROJECT OBJECTIVES
To continue to be adaptive to building tenant changes and maintain high level of service. Keep mechanical, building automation system, electrical and plumbing systems maintained and operating in a reliable, productive and cost efficient manner.
BUILDING AUTOMATION SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS
The CBRE management team worked closely with the existing tenant to coordinate and control the logistics of the re-stack project. This consisted of 450,000 square feet of office construction, 600 trailer loads of furniture deliveries, and the relocation of 1,200 people over a 6-month period. The management team also created a multi-tenant operating budget and renegotiated contracts for every building service. Fluidics was given the task to assess the manpower requirement, independent of current maintenance staff, and formulate a staffing plan for the new building usage. Another initiative was to interview each on-site mechanic and determine their qualifications to match the staffing plan and handle dismissals and new hires as required. The transition was seamless and without interruption of services to the tenants. Training each mechanic for their position has been key to making this a successful project. In addition to the daily functions of building automation and mechanical systems maintenance, our permanent staff often (10) on site mechanics have assisted with the conversion of the Energy Management System, the fire alarm system and the telephone backbone.
COMMERCIAL BUILDING BACKGROUND
America's Capital Partners of Miami, Florida engaged the management, leasing and project management services of CB Richard Ellis for Two Liberty Place in January of 2006. This 57 story, 1,257,000 square foot Class A office building had been the home of a single user/tenant for 1 years. The lease was set to expire at the end of February 2006 and 2/3 of the tenancy was leaving the building. The remaining occupants needed to be re-stacked onto the bottom 14 floors. The top 20 floors of the building were to be converted to residential condominiums. The remaining 18 middle floors were to be leased to new office users. Most building automation systems (BAS) needed to be replaced or upgraded and the office building needed to be converted from single user to multi-tenant. The lobby was to be renovated and separate entrances were to be created for the office areas and the residential areas.