Commissioning is the engineering service and administrative act of recording and documenting the construction process and building systems operation from design through operation and maintenance. Commissioning should be applied to both new and old buildings.
A P.E. Commissioning administrator (team of Architects and Engineers) working for the owner assures the design Architect/Engineer that the design intent was met and trains the system operator in performance analysis thus assuring the owner that the building will be comfortable.
Major commissioning activities are
Design Review By P.E.
Serviceability and Build-ability review
Witness & Review Quality Control inspections
Participate in A/E construction observations
Test Adjust and Balance
Operator Training and O&M Manual
Coordinate with owners construction quality control
Building Systems to be Commissioned are
Controls & Building Management System
Indoor Air Quality & Thermal Comfort
Security & Clock systems