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Commissioned Systems

Commissioning Team Building


Concurrent Component Commissioning

 

  Commissioned Systems
 


The
MEP COMMISSIONING team has comprehensive engineering knowledge and field expertise, which have been enhanced by its experience with specialized facilities, and has intimate knowledge of the following systems:

Building Commissioning:

  • HVAC Systems
  • Central Plants
  • Chilled Water
  • Heating Water
  • Steam
  • Ice Storage
  • Humidification
  • Geothermal Heat Pump
  • Electrical Systems
  • Lighting Control
  • Emergency Power
  • Photovoltaic
  • Utility Metering
  • Thermo-graphic Survey
  • Building Controls
  • Systems Integration
  • Building Envelope

Life Safety Systems Commissioning:

  • Smoke Control
  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Fire Protection
  • Mass Notification

Specialty System Commissioning:

  • Laboratory Air/Exhaust
  • Medical Gas
  • Vacuum Processed Cooling
  • Water
  • Toxic Gas
  • Compressed Air
  • Security MATV/CCTV
  • Public Address

LEED Commissioning:

  • NC (New Construction)
    Schools/Healthcare/retail/Homes
  • CS (Core Shell)
  • CI (Commercial Interior)
  • EB (Existing Building)
 

Commissioning Team Building
 


The commissioning process is a collaborative effort that requires planning and participation by all project team members.
MEP's approach promotes a cooperative effort by asking each team member for their involvement and input throughout the design, construction, acceptance, and occupancy phases of the project.

Early in the process, a project commissioning plan is developed that clearly describes team member roles and responsibilities. The plan is reviewed and completed with input from all team members.

Through team building, MEP avoids creating an adversarial and confrontational environment that could potentially compromise the success and quality of the commissioning process.

 

Concurrent Component Commissioning
 


MEP 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 after.

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.

MEP 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.

 

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