Commissioning Best Practices During the Turnover Phase

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Recently I wrote a blog discussing commissioning best practices during the construction phase: Article. That post discussed secrets to a successful commissioning kickoff meeting, self-performing commissioning documentation, effective issue resolution and developing customized Functional Performance Testing (FPT) documentation. A commissioning authority’s work is not complete until successful building turnover is achieved. This post will discuss…

Why the Commissioning Agent Should Perform System Pre-Functional Checks

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Have you ever wondered why the commissioning checklist is so important for your construction projects? Did you know that having the Commissioning Authority (CxA) complete the checklist adds tremendous value to your project? Pre-functional checklists are completed to verify the proper installation of new or relocated HVAC equipment as per typical industry practices. Their primary…

Why the construction industry needs commissioning?

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In 1998, one of my clients told me he was hiring companies to commission his mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. I wondered why there was a need for these services on construction projects. You see, I grew up in the mechanical trades as a fourth generation contractor. From a very young age, I was taught…