Clearwater have been commissioned by the Institute of Food Research to be their design compliance managers, Clerk of works and commissioning mangers for the building services within the new Quadram Institute building.
The project is located on the Norwich Research Park and comprises Containment Level 2 and Containment Level 3 laboratories, Clinical Trials facility and one of Europe’s largest Endoscopy departments, offices and patient facilities. The building design incorporates many carbon reduction technologies such as roof mounted, photovoltaic panels and a 400kW reversible ground source heat pumps system.
Our role on this prestigious and historical project is to check through and validate the design of the mechanical and electrical service being produce by a separate building service designer. Also, as part of our clerk of works role Clearwater have provided a weekly site inspection of the works and have reported progress and quality of the installations back to the client in a written report, areas of non compliance with the clients brief and serious defects have also been directly reported back to the main contractor as well as included in the weekly written reports.
As part of the commissioning management position, Clearwater has provided a continuous on site presence to implement the commissioning procedures for the MEP services. Furthermore, we have acted as witness to the functionality of the systems, validating that the outcomes match the requirements set out within the original design documentation.