Benefits of Commissioning

Owner/Tenant:

  • Represents the Owner’s interest independent of the design and contracting teams
  • Identifies baseline expectations of the Owner’s Program Requirements
  • Establishes maintenance and operation policies
  • Minimizes disputes between all parties in the design and construction process
  • Documents project process clearly
  • Reduces lifecycle building costs
  • Improves working environment including indoor air quality and lighting levels
  • Establishes performance criteria and verifies benchmark goals

Facility Managers:

  • Establishes maintenance schedules
  • Verifies staff training goals are met
  • Verifies proper operations of systems and building controls via documented testing procedures
  • Improves documentation of installed systems
  • Verifies equipment performance post-warranty

Design Team:

  • Represents the Owner’s interest independent of the design and contracting teams
  • Identifies baseline expectations of the Owner’s Program Requirements
  • Establishes maintenance and operation policies
  • Minimizes disputes between all parties in the design and construction process
  • Documents project process clearly
  • Reduces lifecycle building costs
  • Establishes performance criteria and verifies benchmark goals

Contractors:

  • Reviews contract documents for more competitive bidding
  • Minimizes punch list items at end of project
  • Reduces warranty call back due to field issues