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Description 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 owner’s 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 specialist’s 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. Objectives 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) Day I Introduction to Commissioning Definition of Commissioning – What exactly is building commissioning? Commissioning approaches 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) Objectives 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 Construction documents Developing a Commissioning Plan Roles and responsibilities Scheduling Listing of tests, methods and processes Day II Tender/Construction/Installation Phase Respond to bidders questions Evaluate bid documents Participate in pre-construction meeting and/or partnering session New Construction – Construction Phase Commissioning tasks Developing the construction Checklists Commissioning Meetings versus Construction Meetings Shop drawing review as commissioning process Testing on site and in manufacturer’s 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 TAB procedures BMS Ready for performance testing Documentation during the construction phase O&M Documentation Training Acceptance Phase Occupancy and Operation Phase Functional performance tests TAB reports Warranty Final Commissioning report Workshop Study case Conclusion Day III LEED and Commissioning Welcome to the new world - LEED Fundamental Best Practice Re-Commissioning Definitions Why Re-Commissioning Planning Re-Commissioning Consider improvements in energy, IAQ, productivity, comfort… Benefits of Re-Commissioning Early Re-Commissioning and Verification Conclusion and Workshop Retro-Commissioning Definition 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 Design process Construction phase Functional performance tests Post construction phase Discussion with participants How do we implement Total Building Commissioning? Close-Out Evaluation forms Distribution of certificates Concluding/Remarks and Final Adjournment Instructor: 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.
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1.8 CEUs / 18 PDHs

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