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Articles by Rebecca Thatcher Ellis, P.E.

Commissioning: Checking The Work

March 2, 2003
The errors found during verification of a sample elementary school might surprise you.
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Commissioning: EMS Documentation

January 29, 2003
Hurried control sequences shut the door on success, but there's room for error at every stage.
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Commissioning: Success is in the Process

November 29, 2002
Partnering and commissioning: effectiveness can sway skeptics.
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Commissioning: In The Stuck Middle

October 30, 2002
The O&M staff has to work with occupants and stay loyal to design intent. What's the secret?
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Commissioning: Testing and Balancing

September 27, 2002
The commissioning umbrella might help the TAB process.
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Commissioning: Balancing and Commissioning

August 31, 2002
One of three options should help any owner navigate these tasks.
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Commissioning: Definitions and Duties

February 28, 2002
Is commissioning undermining quality control?
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Commissioning--Getting It Right: Punchlists And Commissioning

November 30, 2001
Punchlists and commissioning are a combination, not a choice.
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Commissioning--Getting It Right: The Importance of Teamwork

October 24, 2001
Commissioning teamwork on the Pentagon resulted in reduced property damage, if not saved lives.
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