- Course Outline
Total building commissioning, a tool originally developed for HVAC systems, is being extended to all building systems: the current concept of total building commissioning. Its use is one the rise. Many major companies and government agencies now require the commissioning process on new construction and renovation projects.
Owners of institutional, commercial, and industrial buildings and large multi-unit residential buildings must use proven quality management tools and process systems that match their needs, meet their budgets and schedules, and reduce operating problems in new and renovated buildings or plants. In this course you consider the primary goals of the building commissioning process: reduced building and process construction cost as well as increased quality and value. You also learn how to achieve these goals by introducing more effective planning and communication techniques that are applied from project conception through at least one year of building occupancy or process operations. The course enhances your understating of this important tool, by describing how the commissioning process clearly establishes the owners project goals and reduces conflicts, construction change orders, end-of-project conflicts, punch lists, and modifications during the first year of operations. When you implement the commissioning process you ensure as a building owner that you receive high-quality building systems, effective operations and maintenance manuals, and well-trained operating staff. The course brings to you the specialists knowledge of how the total building commissioning is integrated into planning, design, construction and operations; how it is organized, packaged and delivered, in effective details for use by the building operators and users. This course examines the relationship of commissioning to successful industrial processes and to sustainable and green building design, in addition to its primary focus on total building delivery.
To discuss what total building commissioning process is, why there is a need for it, and how it differs from current procedures.
To present how total building commissioning has been applied.
Who Should Attend
Commissioning engineers, engineering and architectural consultants, designers, owners and their representatives, developers and builders, directors of physical plants, operating and maintenance personnel, and other individuals interested in smooth building operations.
Outcomes and Benefits
The seminar provides the opportunity to consider how to respond to the problematical issues of managing construction projects from all the aspects of the keys players.
The program is designed to be interactive and will include a review of the concepts, best practice and the current approaches.
The benefit of the course will conclude factors supporting progress in the field operation, a culture of working together, a willingness to do things differently and sign up to a collective vision of better results in the industry.
Course Outline (18 PDH)
Introduction to Commissioning
Definition of Commissioning What exactly is building commissioning?
Commissioning process cost and benefits
The commissioning team
Leadership for Change
ASHRAE commissioning process
Problems in newly building
Commissioning process during planning
Commissioning process during design
Commissioning process during construction
Commissioning process during turnover
Commissioning process during operation
Total Building Commissioning Process Contracting Options
Hiring a commissioning provider using Request for Qualification (RFQ)
Request for Proposal (RFP)
How to set up and evaluate
Open forum for discussions
New Construction Design Phase
Review of design intent and Basis of design
Writing Commissioning Specifications
Developing a Commissioning Plan
Roles and responsibilities
Listing of tests, methods and processes
Respond to bidders questions
Evaluate bid documents
Participate in pre-construction meeting and/or partnering session
New Construction Construction Phase
Developing the construction Checklists
Commissioning Meetings versus Construction Meetings
Shop drawing review as commissioning process
Testing on site and in manufacturers plant
Documentation of commissioning process and reporting
Start up process as part of Construction Phase
Commissioning along with the Construction Schedule
Responsibilities of the commissioning team during construction phase
Ready for performance testing
Documentation during the construction phase
Occupancy and Operation Phase
Functional performance tests
Final Commissioning report
LEED and Commissioning
Welcome to the new world - LEED
Consider improvements in energy, IAQ, productivity, comfort
Benefits of Re-Commissioning
Early Re-Commissioning and Verification
Conclusion and Workshop
Investigation phase retro-Commissioning
Implementation phase Retro-Commissioning
Project hand-off and integration phase Retro-Commissioning
Prepare and submit final report
Commissioning process example and case history
Functional performance tests
Post construction phase
Discussion with participants
How do we implement Total Building Commissioning?
Distribution of certificates
Concluding/Remarks and Final Adjournment
Doron Weiss P. Eng is an associate mechanical engineer of MMM Group of Companies. Doron has over 15 years of experience in designing mechanical systems for institutional and commercial buildings. His expertise in HVAC applications covers Health and Laboratory facilities as well as Hotels and Convention Centers. For the last 11 years he dedicated his professional activity to the commissioning engineering of electrical and mechanical systems, serving a large variety of clients in major industries.
Fascinated by the importance of providing the client with a perfect design and a proper operating and performing systems, Doron ensures the best quality and economic energy use of HVAC, water supply, the life safety systems and emergency power components. Doron has been participating in the International Construction Arena with successful completion of reputable projects in Israel, France, Nigeria, and Ireland and of course in Canada.
- Prerequisites & Certificates
1.8 CEUs / 18 PDHs
- Cancellation Policy
If you wish to withdraw from a course, you must advise us, in writing, including the official receipt. Our policies regarding refund are:
More than fifteen business days in advance: a full refund minus $50.00 administration charge.
Fifteen or less business days in advance: a transfer to another course or a credit, valid for one year, to another GIC course can be considered. Credits are transferable within your organization.
If the course has been running for more than 2 weeks, or after the course has started, an 80% credit towards another GIC course may be considered, if notice is received before the start date of the second session. After this time, no refunds or credits will be issued. If a speaker is not available due to unforeseen circumstances, another speaker of equal ability will be substituted.
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Refund Policy: Allow up to 30 days for refunds to be processed.
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