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Articles by Rebecca Thatcher Ellis, P.E.

Commissioning--Getting It Right: An Inside Hint

October 8, 2001
Include the 'outsiders' in all phases of the process.
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Commissioning--Getting It Right

September 27, 2001
The ins and outs of functional completion.
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Commissioning--Getting it Right: Owners Make the Difference

August 29, 2001
It is safe to say that if the owner is not committed to the success of commissioning, the commissioning project will not be a success.
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Commissioning--Getting it Right: Central Water Plants

July 31, 2001
It's important to pay attention to the integrated "systems" associated with a new or modified chiller plant.
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Commissioning--Getting it Right™: The Importance of As-Built Drawings

May 24, 2001
Some of the most important O&M documentation products of a construction project are the as-built drawings.
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Commissioning: Getting It Right: Top-Down Commissioning (December 2000)

November 21, 2000
While many people must buy in to make it work, commissioning remains an executive decision.
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