One of the primary benefits of the commissioning process is to ease the pain that most noncommissioned projects experience at the end of construction. Why is it, then, that commissioning is sometimes seen as a problem instead of a solution?
I think it is partially because commissioning identifies issues that need to be resolved prior to project completion and acceptance by the owner. There is almost always a punchlist that addresses outstanding construction and installation issues. Commissioning may be seen as "piling on" with functional performance issues that also need to be addressed before the owner is satisfied.