Commissioning is a systematic process of ensuring that all building systems perform interactively according with the design intent and the Owner’s operational needs. This process begins in the design phase, documenting the design intent and continuing through construction, acceptance, and the warranty period with actual verification of performance.
Owners can no longer depend on construction practices of the past for the delivery of modern buildings. With the installation of modern plumbing, lighting and HVAC systems, the industry is finding the value of having a third party test these systems prior to occupancy.
Instead of building owners struggling through the first years of occupancy to “work the bugs out,” they can use the services of a commissioning agency to test and verify the systems, and as such, accelerate validation and operation of systems prior to occupancy. In short, when the building opens, it’s ready to go without delay or excuses.