actively participates in performance testing the building systems
concurrently with construction, not after all of the contractors are
finished. The commissioning is performed as portions of the systems
become available. As deficiencies are found, the contractor's workforce
is there, mobilized, and prepared to resolve issues quickly with less
defensive posturing or delay to remobilize their crew. The concurrent
component level testing process ensures that the commissioning process
will be complete when the building is complete, rather than months
Component testing of a system is comprised of systematic, individual
subsystem tests of each element of that system. Each subsystem
component test carries equal importance and is intended to be executed
independently. System performance verification is achieved once all of
the component level tests for that system are successfully completed.
This methodology effectively reduces the time spent on a "final system
performance test" because a majority of the verification has already
been witnessed during start-up and component level testing.
promotes concurrent component commissioning by providing support to all
of the contractors, owners, engineers, and architects during each phase
of the project. This strategy effectively reduces their time spent on
the commissioning process by allowing commissioning items to be
identified earlier and addressed while the resources are available and
involved in that stage of the project.