Last month, this column introduced the concept of an “excessively long” commissioning action list (CAL). Once functional performance testing begins, the CAL (which could also be named a variety of other things) is the tool that commissioning professionals use to document and track resolution of deficiencies with, questions about, and/or differing opinions regarding system operation. A long CAL is bad for everyone on the project team, as detailed in my September 2014 column. This month, I want to begin exploring the multiple reasons why the CAL might get out of hand, who might be responsible, and what the commissioning professional might do about it.
Unrealistic Construction Schedule