About Us

Company History

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5D’s Inc. is a family business.  A family that spent the first 28 years in the Air Force.  In 2012 Doug Baggett, President of 5D's Inc. opened the doors and soon after brought on his son, Mike Baggett, Vice-President.  Together they offer 41+ years of solely focused MEP Commissioning experience.  


They have both worked their way up through the industry from the ground level, which means they bring their experience from construction installation, to HVAC servicing and most importantly, complex troubleshooting of the systems, to the project.


Their ground-level entry provides them both with a particularly in-depth knowledge of construction processes, proper installation techniques, and the maintainability to the end user from an Operations and Maintenance (O&M) standpoint.  It’s this specialized experience that makes 5D’s uniquely qualified to provide their expert MEP Commissioning skills. 


Since opening the doors, 5D's Inc. has continued to grow and evolve.  We now offer Test & Balance Services, as well as, DDC Controls Consulting.  We have added to our staff, network of peers and experience.  With the growth and expanding responsibilities, they still 

Love what they do and do what they love.

Our Owners

Our Guiding Principles

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5D's Incorporated's mission is to provide superior customized service to our clients, employees and communities by offering the best MEP Commissioning services possible.


We operate with Integrity, Accountability, Teamwork and Honesty.  These are the traits we operate with and this is what our clients can rely on.


We believe in doing the right thing the right way.

What Sets Us Apart

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  • Our Customized Services - 5D's provides customized services that are as unique as the owner and project
  • Our Troubleshooting - We roll up our sleeves and get into the thick of things to identify the source of the problem and then find a solution  
  • Our Collaborative Approach - Having worked their way up 'through the trenches' - our team has a well rounded perspective that allows them to effectively collaborate with every person involved to find the best solution 

FAQ

The Owners

More than 40 YEARS of Experience!

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Commissioning is more than just checking the boxes.  It is about getting the building's systems to consistently perform at its most efficient level possible; it is about ensuring the mechanical systems have been installed correctly and that everything is documented properly.  If commissioning is done right then the building will not only be high-performing but it will be sustainable because the O&M team will be properly trained about the systems.  


The two owners of 5D's Inc. have been in the position of the O&M staff so they understand first-hand the importance of having a properly trained staff long after the project is over.  We are passionate about this and try to train anyone interested along the way and even offer training as a separate service.                        

Douglas Baggett
CMS USAF (Ret), QCxP, CTAB

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Mr. Doug Baggett is an Air Force veteran who proudly gave 28 years of service to our country.   Chief Master Sergeant (CMS) Baggett has been in the mechanical field for over 45 years, 21 of which have specifically been MEP Commissioning.  He began his career and education of the industry in the Air Force and has now taken it to the civilian world.


He is QCxP certified by the University of Wisconsin's College of Engineering. His experience includes many high-profile projects, such as, Airbus, NOAA and Apple Manufacturing, just to name a few.

 

Mr. Baggett has an active mechanical contractor’s license in the state of Florida, is CTAB certified (test and balance) and is OSHA Certified: Construction Safety and Health

Mike Baggett CxA, CTAB, Tridium AX

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Mr. Mike  Baggett has been in the HVAC commissioning industry for over 20 years with an extensive background in Test & Balance, DDC Controls, Commissioning and an advanced knowledge of the Tridium systems. 


Mike has served as the Project Manager on over 75 commissioning projects, including the Mobile School System, Georgia Tech, Georgia Southern University and North Carolina State University.  


He is CTAB certified (test and balancing), OSHA Certified, Tridium Niagara AX Certified (TCP), and is CxA certified through AABC (ACG)

FAQ

What is MEP Commissioning (Cx) and why should I care?

Commissioning is the rigorous testing  and validation that the MEP systems work together as intended.  


The Commissioning Agent ensures that optimization has occurred for the building's mechanical systems before the job is closed out.


Commissioning a building's systems will ensure:

  • High-performance
  • Lower operational costs
  • Comfortable atmosphere for occupants
  • Reduction in RFI's & construction cost creep


What's the difference between a good and a bad Cx firm?

It is always difficult to know in advance but here are a few red flags to look for:

  • If the cost/quote is "too good to be true" then it probably is 
  • If the firm talks about how easy it is (it's not easy when done right)
  •  If it's described as just being a checklist
  • If they have provided a conflicting service (such as doing the TAB work and then commissioning it - that's a conflict of interest) 

How does Commissioning save the owner money?

By reducing the energy footprint and ensuring the systems all work together as efficiently as possible.  This means less wasted energy and more sustainable buildings. 


A report by California Energy Commission shows that projects for energy-related problem buildings, resulted in 16% median whole-building energy savings in existing buildings and 13% in new construction.  This means a payback time of 1 - 4 years!   


You can read the 65 page report at http://cx.lbl.gov/2009-assessment.html

What is TAB?

TAB stands for the Testing, Adjusting and Balancing of the air & water flow systems.  


The TAB technician tests the flows of air & water systems and then verifies they meet the design determined by the MEP Engineer. 


In the instance where they do not, the technician will adjust the flow rates until they are balanced and meet the designed requirements.


Don't I pay the GC to make sure everything works correctly?

First, it's necessary to acknowledge the systems have become progressively complex due to high-tech designs and energy requirements - it's difficult to keep track of the ever evolving changes and updates.  

Second, the contractors will ensure their equipment works but that does not guarantee the equipment will perform in tandem with other equipment/systems as intended.  

Third, who's to say when one contractor is done another one doesn't change it in order to make their equipment work better?

Commissioning agents validate the MEP systems all work together as designed after they are installed.

5D's Inc. works as a team with the multiple contractors on the job to make sure all of the MEP systems work together as designed and as efficiently as possible.