Commissioning Building Systems

Commissioning building systems speaks to what is commissioning and how to do commissioning.

This commissioning systems information, is offered to help people who operate building mechanical systems. It will enable folks to evaluate system problems. These commissioning tests will be done after construction and during building systems start up.

Most of these system problems will occur at system start up for new buildings. However, when existing mechanical systems are upgraded or retrofitted commissioning is also required.

The work is usually done by a team of people who represent the many trades involved in the construction of the building. This team of people will be comprised of design representatives, construction technicians, building automation engineers and technologists, plumbers, electricians and air and water balance technicians.

The building automation people lead the commissioning team as they have the best overview and understanding of systems interaction and operation. Systems are operated at both winter and summer simulated conditions to ensure the building will not be adversely affected by changes in outdoor temperature.

At the completion of commissioning a report will be generated detailing deficiencies found and corrective action taken.

Commissioning HVAC Systems

Commissioning of systems.

  • Commissioning overview. The commissioning overview will detail the commissioning plan of action and describe what is to be done by who. This overview requires that a precommissiong meeting take place and other meetings during the ongoing test process.
  • Air systems. The number of air systems, the type of air systems and the required sequence of operation is to be documented and tested for performance to ensure compliance with design parameters.
  • Cooling systems. The type of cooling system and the required sequence of operation is to be documented and tested for performance to ensure compliance with design parameters.
  • Heating Systems. The type of heating system and the required sequence of operation is to be documented and tested for performance to ensure compliance with design parameters.
  • Building Air Systems Commissioning

    Building Cooling Systems Commissioning

    Heating System Commissioning

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