Substantial Completion Confirmation
When is the project complete? Who decides? Here is one example.
- Inspection, approval, occupancy and other permits issued by regulatory agencies having jurisdiction and without conditions. Conditional permits do not satisfy Substantial Completion requirements.
- All building systems in place, complete, functional and accepted by the Architects.
- HVAC system is tested and balanced with a preliminary balance report submitted to, and accepted by, the Architect and the Owner.
- Odor and fume generating activities are complete.
- Draft submittal of O&M manuals have been submitted and accepted by the Architect and Owner, and O&M training necessary for the Owner’s personnel to maintain operation and occupancy of the facility has been completed. Contractor remains liable and responsible for any damage to systems or equipment until Owner receives this information and training.
- Remaining punch-list items do not represent a hazard or create an adverse impact to the Owner and occupants in order for the contractor and his subcontractors to complete.
- The Owner is able to fully occupy and utilize all portions of the Work.