Referred to in other parts of the world as Commissioning Management. It is a highly focused and specialised role within the construction industry and without a managing party, a project can easily lose direction and cohesion when it needs it most.
Over recent years and on many projects, we have found ourselves at the final hour informing the Mechanical Contractor that the current fan cannot satisfy the space requirements of the design, yet at the main traverse point, the volume far exceeds the main duty of the fan.
A Commissioning Engineers worst nightmare is when he comes across dirt and debris in the water system that they are about to commission; as he knows that the contaminated system will impede the readings and causes delays due to infrequent repeatability.
This is the most common of all commissioning processes and the final piece in the puzzle. It is the ‘setting to work’ of a ‘finely tuned’ air-conditioning system that provides a fully functional building.
At HVAC Solutions we are frequently approached by Building Contractors, Building Owners and even potential Property Buyers to report on the condition and/or operation of the air conditioning plant within a building.