Chinook serves facilities in any industry or Critical Infrastructure sector. The projects we support all have one thing in common: A need to get it right the first time.
Chinook helps our Government Facilities clients optimize ongoing facility operations and secure building and access control systems.
The Pentagon - Arlington, VA
Chinook is the Commissioning Specialist for Washington Headquarters Services responsible for Lifecycle Commissioning. We also performed services on the Pentagon Renovation Wedges 2-5 Project, a phased design/build renovation of 4 million square feet of space in the Pentagon. Chinook has implemented a complete lifecycle commissioning process for the Pentagon inclusive of new construction commissioning, re-commissioning, retro-commissioning, operations and maintenance, and energy management initiatives. We have implemented our Quicx Project Delivery Software for the Pentagon Renovation Liaison Branch to manage and track the design, construction, commissioning and closeout deliverables to the Government of more than 150 projects and 200 users.
Theodore Levin Courthouse - Detroit, MI
Alexandria Police Headquarters - Alexandria, VA
Information Technology / Data Centers
The power density of a data center can be 100 times more than a commercial office building and can use as much electricity as a small town. Data center managers and engineers are continuously trying to find ways to improve performance, enhance infrastructure density and increase capabilities. Reliability of facilities and infrastructure optimization is critical to maintaining a high level of service and 24×7 uptime.
Chinook provides the Information Technology sector with both new construction and existing facility services. These services span the lifecycle and include modeling and engineering analysis of power distribution design, capacity, and redundancy, cooling design, temperature, pressure and airflow management, Level 5 commissioning, surveys of the functionality of space, power and cooling systems, and implementation of operations and maintenance protocols and best practices.
NOAA Satellite Operations Facility - Suitland, MD
The home for NOAA's around-the-clock, environmental satellite operations, which provides data critical for weather and climate prediction. Each day, NOAA Satellite Operations Facility (NSOF) processes more than 16 billion bytes of environmental satellite data from NOAA's geostationary and polar-orbiting spacecraft, and the Department of Defense's Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP). The NOAA National Weather Service uses these data for constant tracking of severe weather, and as inputs into models for medium to long range forecasts for weather and tracking climate change.
Patient safety and HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems), a standardized methodology for measuring patients’ perspectives on hospital care, are of the highest priority for Health Systems throughout the country. This includes items such as communications, quietness and cleanliness; all of which drive the day to day management of hospital facilities.
Chinook helps our healthcare clients manage their facilities and portfolios from implementing best practices, to lean construction, to capital planning, condition assessments, and lifecycle cost analysis. Through our retro commissioning program, we take advantage of local utility incentives available across the country to help reduce the cost of implementing energy conservation measures (ECMs). Many hospitals with aging central plants are also prime candidates for combined heat and power (CHP) projects. Typical paybacks on our turnkey engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) projects are less than 3 years.
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center - Bethesda, MD
To provide the highest medical care for our uniformed service members, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) has undergone an extensive new construction and renovation program. The integration of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the former National Naval Medical Center, forms the largest Department of Defense health care organization. The facility attained a LEED Silver rating when completed in 2011. Chinook served as NAVFAC's commissioning representative for the project. In this role we oversaw the complete commissioning program in support of BRAC construction contracts at WRNMMC.
George Washington University Hospital - Washington, DC
The George Washington University Hospital was established in 1824 as the first teaching hospital in the District of Columbia. The current hospital opened in 2002 and is a 460,000 sf 371-bed technologically advanced hospital. With a staff of over 875 physicians and over 800 nursing staff they support over 18,000 inpatient admissions, 105,000 outpatient visits, and the Level 1 Trauma Center sees over 73,000 patients on an annual basis. Chinook Systems Inc. is responsible for providing Facilities Engineering and Retro-Commissioning services to support the Facilities Management Team.
For commercial building owners, sustainability, including energy and water efficiency are key elements to their business strategy. Many commercial owners have increased their commitment to sustainable practices to make them more competitive. This includes investment in LEED certification and ENERGY STAR certified properties.
Chinook specializes in whole building LEED enhanced commissioning, including building envelope, and has successfully commissioned over 50 LEED facilities throughout the country. We implement sub-metering, conduct power studies, perform HVAC systems optimizations, facilitate controls and IT infrastructure upgrades, and implement energy management and computerized maintenance management programs.
Stonegate II - Chantilly, VA
Stonegate II is a 140,635 square foot Class A office building located in the largest and most prestigious office park in Fairfax County, Virginia. The Property is 100 percent leased to Lockheed Martin, the nations largest defense and government contractors. With over 118,000 square feet of Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) space (85 percent of the Property), Stonegate II provides Lockheed Martin with a secure work environment. Stonegate II was a design build project and Chinook Systems Inc. was the commissioning authority on the project in 2007 acting as Lockheed Martin's representative.
Education & Arts
Museums, galleries, and performing arts open minds, and foster creativity and innovation. New technologies and scientific progress improve quality of life, security, and economic growth of the country. A highly educated and skilled workforce has become critical with the rise of the digital age and rapid developments in technology, manufacturing, and the energy sector. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is a key factor in future economic competitiveness and receives public and private sector investment of almost $300 billion annually.
Chinook focuses on the integration of building systems and technology in campus environments. This enables our owner to have centralized visibility and control over the key elements that promote day to day efficient and cost effective operations. Services we provide include condition assessments, utility master planning, capital planning for upgrades and expansion programs, systems engineering and the integration of disparate building controls systems, IT infrastructure management and CyberCx™ assessments.
Old Patent Office Building - Washington, D.C.
The third oldest building in the nation's capital has housed injured Civil War soldiers, was the venue for President Lincoln's second inaugural ball in 1865, and became the home to the Patent Office until 1932. Now home to the Smithsonian American Art Museum and The National Portrait Gallery, the building underwent a massive renovation that was completed in 2006. Chinook was the commissioning authority on the project and responsible for all aspects of the construction phase and closeout deliverables. We directed all onsite commissioning activities, functional performance testing, and commissioning meetings. All Owner deliverables were managed with our Quicx Software, which provided real-time project information and was accessible to more than 150 worldwide users.
Dr. Phillips Center for the Perfoming Arts - Orlando, FL
Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar, National Air & Space Museum - Chantilly, VA
Chinook specialty projects within Transportation Systems Critical Infrastructure sector.
Baltimore/Washington International Airport, Terminals A & B Expansion - Columbia, MD
To meet increasing demands for additional flights, BWI Airport needed to grow. This translated to building new terminals, connectors, concession areas, and 26 new gates for flyers to embark on their journeys. As the quality assurance and commissioning consultant on the project, Chinook implemented the Quicx project delivery system to manage all the Quality Control and Commissioning program deliverables for the project.
Dulles International Airport, Dulles Pedestrian Walkback Tunnel - Dulles, VA
This project consisted of a new passenger walkway equipped with moving sidewalks connecting the terminal to concourse B. Included in this project was the construction of the structural shell and architectural finishes for the 40-foot wide and 27-foot high tunnel, including elevators, escalators, and stairways. Chinook implemented the Quicx Project Delivery System for the management of the contractor’s quality control program.
Defense Industrial Base
Chinook specialty projects within the Defense Industrial Base
Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Launch Complex 41 - Cape Canaveral, FL
Before sending the ATLAS V rocket into space, NASA and Lockheed Martin had to make sure the launch complex was fit for duty here on Earth. Designing and building the EELV Launch Complex 41 consisted of multiple industrial and commercial facilities. This included the vehicle integration facility, launch complex, mobile launch platform and space flight operations center.
U.S. Army Medical Institute of Chemical Defense Replacement Facility, Aberdeen Proving Grounds - Harford County, MD
The USAMRICD Replacement Facility located in Aberdeen, MD will be the U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD) lead laboratory for medical chemical defense research. This 526,255sf facility will house about 300 employees. It will include chemistry labs, command HQ, offices and training facilities. The project was designed to achieved LEED Silver certification.
U.S. Army Medical Institute of Infectious Disease Replacement Facility - Fort Detrick, MD
The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), a subordinate command of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command, located at Fort Detrick, MD is the Department of Defense's (DoD) lead biodefense. This new facility is approximately 950,000sf which includes HQ, Admin and Research offices, Laboratories, Veterinary Medicine offices, Medicine clinic, amenities, and building operations offices. The project was designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.