The green building is the new philosophy to design, construct and operating the different types of the buildings
Many major companies and government agencies now require the commissioning process on new construction and renovation projects. Owners of institutional, commercial and industrial buildings and large multi-unit residential buildings must use proven quality management tools and process systems that match their needs, meet their budgets and schedules, and reduce operating problems in new and renovated buildings or plants.
The course enhances your understanding of this important tool, by describing how the commissioning process clearly establishes the owner's project goals and reduces conflicts, construction change orders, end-of-project conflicts, punch lists, and modifications during the first year of operations. When you implement the commissioning process you ensure as a building owner that you receive high-quality building systems, effective operations and maintenance manuals, and well-trained operating staff.
To discuss what the green building and the total building commissioning process is, why there is a need for it and how it differs from current procedures.
Registration and Coffee
Welcome And Introduction
The green building and whole Building Commissioning Process
Green building concept
What is Green Building?
Why is it important?
The Goals of Green Building.
Sustainability and Green Building.
Characteristics of Green Building.
Definition of commissioning
Benefits of the whole building commissioning process
Comparison to existing process of delivering constructed projects
The commissioning process team
·Commissioning process versus commissioning, verifying and validating.
Commissioning process versus contractor’s commissioning
Discussion Groups - Defining Process Needsthe Total Building Commissioning Process – Contracting Options
Commissioning authority as owner’s representative
Commissioning authority as contractor’s representative
Responsibility for specifications
Contractor as the commissioning agent
·Consultant as the commissioning agent
Strategic Area 1: Sustainable sites
Strategic Area 2: Water Conservation.
Strategic Area 3: Energy Efficiency.
Strategic Area 4: Material Resources.
Strategic Area 5: Indoor Environmental Quality.
Strategic Area 6: Innovation
Planning (Or Pre-Design) Phase Commissioning Tasks In New Construction
Hiring a commissioning provider.
How to set up and evaluate
New Construction - Design Phase
Review of design intent
Writing commissioning specifications
Roles and responsibilities
Listing of tests, methods
Developing a commissioning plan
Refreshments and Networking
Respond to bidders questions
Evaluate bid documents
Participate in pre-construction meeting and or partnering session
New Construction – Construction Phase
Scope meetings to finalize plan
Relation to schedule
Clarifying contractors’ responsibilities, including testing agencies and manufacturers
Clarifying definitions and steps: start-up vs. testing vs. verification
Schedule off site commissioning tests as necessary
To inspect or not to inspect
Perform pre-test checklists and start up equipment as available to ensure readiness for functional testing during acceptance
Owner’s familiarization and training
Review of New Construction Steps
Conception or pre-design phase
Refreshments And Networking
Verification Phase New Construction
Execute functional tests and diagnostics
Modes of operation
Testing whole systems
Retest and monitor as needed
Review O&M manuals
Building acceptance by owner
Post - Acceptance Phase New Construction
Prepare and submit final report
Perform deferred tests (if needed)
Develop re-commissioning plan/schedule
Investigation and implementation of Phase Retro-Commissioning
Perform site assessment
Obtain or develop missing documentation
Develop and execute diagnostic monitoring and test plans
Implement repairs and improvements
Retest and monitor for results Fine-tune improvements as needed