PAUL LIESMAN

As Director of Commissioning for the Northeast for Jacobs Engineering, Paul is responsible for numerous complex and high profile projects.  Currently, he is Commissioning Project Manager for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub and Vehicular Security Center, a project with a construction cost in excess of $4.5 billion.

 Paul joined Jacobs three years ago, and was the National Director of Commissioning for Syska Hennessy Group from 2001 to 2012.  While at Syska, Paul led the commissioning of numerous data center projects, from Goldman Sachs, ADP, Guardian Life Insurance and  JP Morgan Chase.  He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from UMASS and an MBA in Corporate Finance. 

Paul and the Jacobs Mission Critical Commissioning Team recently completed commissioning of the Social Security Administration’s new National Support Center located in Central Maryland.  This successful ARRA project was completed on time and on budget, achieved LEED Gold Certification and Uptime Institute Tier III status.  When IT migration is complete, it is expected to achieve energy efficiency of at least 30% greater than a typical data center. 

Presentation Abstract:

A great deal of effort was applied to the new Social Security Administration National Support Center to integrate sustainability, redundancy and efficiency into the data center.  The efforts commenced with developing the program owner requirements and continued into enhanced commissioning, which allowed the achievement of LEED Gold Certification for the three buildings on the NSC campus. 

This successful ARRA project used integrated design principles for controls and infrastructure to conserve resources during the construction and throughout the lifecycle of the project.  Through careful planning and close cooperation of the entire project, the commissioning effort ensured the owner’s project requirements were achieved.  This presentation will go through the commissioning program and highlight interesting tasks and issues encountered during the completion of a state of the art, energy efficient data center.