Much has been written about systems’ readiness for functional performance testing at the end of construction, and pre-functional checklists have become common elements of the commissioning process. For more than 20 years, they’ve improved the likelihood that systems are truly ready for testing when the commissioning professional arrives to test them. This often makes the most efficient use of everyone’s time and resources.
With the same interest in efficiency and cost-effectiveness, this column focuses on design review readiness. Full-service commissioning involves at least one design review prior to bidding and construction. The most comprehensive commissioning scopes involve multiple design reviews, starting at the beginning of the design phase.