Commissioning


Commissioning is a quality-focused process used to plan, design, build and operate modern high-performance buildings. Our quality process commissioning and risk prevention services are designed to reduce the likelihood and consequences of building system failures and ensure the integrity of your facilities and protect your assets.

Commissioning is often misinterpreted to focus solely on testing during the end of the construction phase. But commissioning is a collaborative process that holds design professionals, contractors, and operations and maintenance personnel fully accountable to the Owner for the quality of their work. While the service methodology can vary from owner to owner and project to project, the basic formula for a successful building commissioning process starts at pre-design to develop the owner's project requirements (OPR). This quality process continues throughout the project’s development, including benchmarks for success, review of design documents for achieving the Owner's Project Requirements (OPR), development of checklists, developing training for the Owner’s O&M staff, witnessing and verifying construction phase tests, periodic site observations during the construction phase, and performing commissioning functional testing as the project nears completion.

A typical building owner wants lowest first cost, but expects long term performance, durability, low maintenance, energy efficiency, and comfort. Most of the time, these goals or expectations are not declared or even addressed during the programming phase. As a result, huge financial risks are assumed by the building owner and project team. With literally hundreds of pages of construction drawings, details and specifications, rarely does anyone stop to ask; will this building work?