Commissioning is the multi-disciplined process of verifying the proper design, installation, and operation of all building systems from design through occupancy and operation. Its purpose is to ensure that a new building works the way it's supposed to work, and that it can be operated and maintained in accordance with the owner's needs.
SBS's Building Commissioning Services constitute an informed but independent perspective throughout the process, and provide a holistic and objective review of the design, documentation, and verification of the installation and performance of mechanical systems. Our in-house experts are technically trained, professionally licensed, experienced in the operation of buildings, and fully conversant with ASHRAE, BCA (Building Commissioning Association), and PECI commissioning guidelines.
Operations and Maintenance Design Review
Together we'll examine the issues of long-term flexibility, life-cycle costs, maintainability, and operational compatibility. SBS's operational perspective, coupled with our design and construction experience, helps ensure that the concerns, ideas, and practices of those responsible for operating and maintaining a facility are fully represented in design.
Building Systems Inspection and Testing
SBS will conduct instalment inspections of all commissioned components and systems to confirm compliance with contractual requirements and manufacturer's instructions. We'll also verify their performance by testing every aspect of their operation. The goal is to identify and correct any exposures before they become problems of occupant comfort, user productivity, energy inefficiencies, or public relations.
LEED Certification Commissioning
Mitigating a building project's short- and long-term environmental impacts is the goal of organizations like the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the basis of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) certification. Under the guidance of our LEED accredited staff members, SBS has successfully secured LEED certification on a broad range of projects.
Building Operations Training
Together we'll ensure that your people are ready to assume control of the complex mechanical systems that have been integrated in your new facility. Our approach is grounded in our staff's real life experience as building operators, therefore our training programs are well coordinated and comprehensive, including both contractor and engineer training. We pick up where the manuals and training programs associated with individual system components boilers, controls, HVAC, etc. leave off.