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Building Commissioning

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 during construction
  • Have facility up and running at building occupancy date

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

 

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