One of the most important construction phase commissioning activities is control submittal review and controls integration. This is the process of confirming that the proposed HVAC system controls are clear, comprehensive, and integrated with on-board equipment controllers and other control systems such as fire alarm, lighting, security, etc. It is also the process followed to confirm that every aspect of a fully functional control system, from wire terminations to internet connections to programming sequences of operation, are assigned to a responsible party.
This process takes the form of documentation reviews and face-to-face meetings. It also typically results in multiple iterations of control system submittals before all the details are ironed out and coordinated. Anyone who has worked with HVAC controls submittals knows how substantial they are and how time-consuming they are to prepare. As such, each re-submittal is a significant undertaking and multiple resubmittals are downright objectionable to most controls contractors. This is also true of the other control system submittals with which the HVAC controls need to integrate.