The Test and Commissioning process is a systematic approach to ensure that all building systems are fully integrated and meet the design objectives and investor requirements. This process commences with the draft project and continues through the development and improvement phases, with a final focus on performance testing. The commissioning process evaluates, plans, and implements system structures prepare device documentation, and provides training to the operating staff. By conducting functional tests and verifications, it contributes to a more energy-efficient building. The process can be initiated at any stage of the project, with early initiation providing significant benefits.
The outcome of proper testing and commissioning is a reduced likelihood of installation and application issues during later stages of construction and operation. The operating personnel receives training on device usage during the commissioning and delivery phase, and operation/maintenance manuals are provided to management. Furthermore, the investor's profit margin is improved and the investment cost is returned in a shorter time due to lower energy bills.
Test and Commissioning play a crucial role in Green Building Rating Systems, such as LEED and BREEAM. The scope of Test and Commissioning services for these systems includes Field Test and Commissioning, Employer Needs Program, Design Criteria, Pre-Function Checklists, Function Checklists, and a Test and Commissioning Report.
Improved System Performance: Test and commissioning ensure that all building systems are functioning correctly and as intended, resulting in optimal performance and reliability.
Reduced Defects: By catching any faults or issues during the commissioning phase, the likelihood of problems arising later in the building's lifecycle is reduced.
Better Energy Efficiency: The commissioning process assesses the energy efficiency of building systems, leading to a reduction in energy consumption and cost.
Increased Safety: By testing and verifying the safety of building systems, the risk of accidents or malfunctions is reduced, improving the overall safety of the building.
Cost Savings: Early detection and correction of faults during commissioning can save significant costs in the long run.
Increased User Satisfaction: The commissioning process considers the needs and requirements of the building's occupants, leading to increased user satisfaction.
Compliance with Standards: Test and commissioning ensure that building systems meet relevant standards and regulations, reducing the risk of penalties and fines.
Better Maintenance: Commissioning provides comprehensive documentation and training for the maintenance and operation of building systems, making it easier to maintain and manage the building.
The Test and Commissioning process is carried out in accordance with the procedures, standards, and technical requirements established by NEBB, BSRIA, and ISKAV.