We offer building commissioning whereby people, processes, equipment,
and systems are put through a series of operational and performance
tests. This occurs after the project is completed, but prior
to owner acceptance, to make sure that the installed systems
perform per the design intent.
Typical commissioning only evaluates the system and equipment.
However, our firm takes a macro approach to commissioning.
Our goal is to have the people and processes in place to support
the equipment and systems during transition from construction
to operation and through the life of the facility.
Whether addressing the complexities of new, sophisticated mechanical
and electrical systems, or the problem of aging malfunctioning
systems, we can help. We make sure that individual
mechanical and electrical systems operate properly on their own
and also as integrated parts of an overall system. To accomplish
this, we coordinate system designs, conduct testing and validation,
train the owner’s staff, and monitor operations using a
three-phase commissioning plan.
- Phase I: Commissions the Design Criteria
- Phase II: Commissions the Systems & Equipment
- Phase III: Commissions the People & Processes
Goals of Our Commissioning Plan:
- Uncover problems as early as possible
- Reduce change orders
- Train operating staff properly
- Achieve long-term system performance and reliability
- Address issues related to facilities management
- Have facility up and running at building occupancy
Benefits of Our Commissioning Plan:
- Promotes prudent capital management
- Verifies A/E design meets owner’s requirements
- Identifies up-front exposures
- Promotes collaborative design
- Minimizes life cycle costs
- Makes sure specific requirements of the facility
(such as OSHA and JCAHO) are addressed