Emergency Power systems, and their interfaces to other critical
building system operations.
Fire detection and alarm systems, and their interfaces to other
critical building system components.
transmission, nurse call, closed
circuit TV, and others.
Building systems which are incrementally constructed and
commissioned, such as in phased construction projects.
Critical envelope elements in severe climactic regions.
On a project by project basis, the Design/Construction Agent and Owner
must determine in concert the extent and level of services required
during project design and construction to achieve Total Building
Commissioning. The Design/Construction Agent is responsible for the
implementation of the Total Building Commissioning Process.
reference publications which describe the Commissioning Process are
provided at references 1n, and 1o.
1.11.1 Commissioning During Design.
For each project, design documents
operator training for building systems and their operational interfaces.
Documentation must define the hardware needed to facilitate testing,
personnel, and the required documentation of test results.
complex the project and its supporting systems, the more complex the
required to develop, and review for QA purposes, this documentation.
Documentation for simpler projects and systems are more easily adapted
from guide specifications and criteria guidance.
commissioning for almost all facilities associated with patient treatment
mandates the involvement of the Agent's Medical Specialized Design Office
For larger inpatient clinics, ambulatory surgery, and full
service hospitals and medical centers, and in particular for projects
involving additions and alterations, the commissioning effort may include
designer and/or QA involvement by experts in systems commissioning and
Commissioning During Construction.
During the construction
project, it is necessary for the Agent to assure that the contractor's
the design document requirements, and that the tests are properly
conducted and results documented.
For complex or high cost equipment
and system shop drawing submissions, review by the original designer may
be required to assure compliance with design intent, particularly when
deviations from the original design are proposed by the construction
contractor. For the more complex or medically unique systems, proposed
testing procedures should be reviewed by technical personnel experienced
These personnel should also provide QA inspection
or oversight of the contractor's functional testing, test documentation,
operating and maintenance materials, and operator training.