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Commissioning occurs before a new building is finished to ensure accurate system operations. We work to ensure all systems operate correctly.

Ensuring System Harmony in Building Projects: A Collaborative Approach to Commissioning

Ensuring all systems in a new building, such as HVAC, electrical, and communication, function correctly and operate in sync before the building is completed. Collaboration between various teams, including design and construction teams, commissioning agents, manufacturing representatives, and contractors, is crucial for successfully executing a construction project. The construction industry has prioritized building safety and functionality of all installed systems. Commissioning occurs before construction on a new building is completed to ensure its systems operate correctly and weed out any significant issues in advance.


What is Commissioning?

Commissioning is a necessary process that can help identify any deficiencies in equipment installation. These deficiencies may include loose wires, equipment cycling too rapidly, or pumps and fans running faster than intended. While these issues may not cause failure in the first year of operation, they can increase the wear and tear on equipment, potentially leading to failure after the warranty period. Furthermore, they can speed up the rate at which equipment wears out, shortening its lifespan. The owner can ensure more reliable long-term equipment operation by addressing these deficiencies from the outset.

The commissioning process involves a third-party professional, the commissioning provider, who advocates for the owner. Although the general contractor and subcontractors play a crucial role in the commissioning process, they may need more specialized experience to verify the performance of complex integrated systems. Additionally, they may be motivated to complete the commissioning process as quickly as possible to move on to the next project. This can leave room for error and costly inefficiencies.

There is often a payback for commissioning services, but this can vary significantly between projects. The payback can be fast when the commissioning process identifies inefficiencies, such as excessively open outside air dampers, incorrect equipment scheduling, or incorrectly programmed lighting control systems.

What is Retro-Commissioning?

Retro-commissioning, also known as tuning, involves fully commissioning existing buildings and their systems to ensure they operate as designed. This process is frequently conducted to address maintenance problems, high utility expenses, and discomfort in current systems. It is generally conducted after a building has been in service for at least a year but may be conducted on any existing structure, even if the occupancy is much longer than a year. Older buildings may have the extra benefits and shorter payback from the retro-commissioning process as it can identify valves, dampers, or other components that may have failed or fallen out of calibration but have not been identified by the building’s maintenance staff.

Unlock Building Peak Performance: Commission with Tune Facilities

Don’t let the opportunity to enhance your building’s peak performance pass you. Embrace the comprehensive commissioning approach with Tune Facilities and ensure your project’s success from the ground up. Our expert team is ready to guide you through enhancing your building’s systems, from HVAC to electrical and beyond, ensuring they work in tandem. Start your journey today. Contact Tune Facilities now to make commissioning an integral part of your project planning and secure a successful future for your building.


Because Peak Is the Only Acceptable Performance