How Building Commissioning Drives Contractor Accountability
New construction creates many common, yet preventable flaws in design and installation, and unfortunately, the building owner is left with a product that is not what they had envisioned. Appointing a commissioning authority that provides a technical approach, as opposed to a process commissioning approach, will ensure a result that improves occupant health while reducing costs in the long run. Case studies will highlight each of these approaches; explain how construction errors have become the norm and most important of all, how you can avoid them.
1. Outline commonly found flaws in new construction processes that cost money in the long run and how they can be cost-effectively addressed through a technical commissioning process
2. Identify why building commissioning is important and the difference between process and technical commissioning approaches
3. Assess your own new construction process once hearing numerous case studies with both process and technical commissioning approaches and results that have been observed for each
4. Describe what you would need to look for in a neutral third-party commissioning authority that can perform a technical commissioning process, and what language your RFP would need to obtain this level of service