Commissioning is an essential part of the building process. It ensures a property’s systems are energy efficient and that they are working well together. It gives owners the confidence in knowing that their systems will withstand the test of time. If you are looking for a commissioning service to inspect your property, it’s vital to find one you can trust. Those that have been around a long time and have favorable customer reviews are likely to be suitable, but you will also want to make sure they are certified as an Independent Third-Party Commissioning Agent. Here are the top five reasons why certification is so important.
It Ensures Competency
Certifications are awarded to commissioning professionals who demonstrate they have the technical knowledge, along with managerial and communication skills required to provide the best service. Hiring a certified agent means you will get service you can rely on.
It Means You are Getting an Educated Agent
Various certifying organizations have different specific requirements. However, to qualify for a certification through ACG, you must meet one of the following educational and experience requirements:
- High school GED or diploma with 10 years building experience including five years of commissioning experience
- Associate/Technical/Vocational non-building sciences bachelor’s degree or equivalent military training/experience with 8 years building experience including 5 years commissioning experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in building sciences of equivalent military training experience and 5 years commissioning experience
- Licensed architect or professional engineer and 3 years commissioning experience
- A commissioning agent who has earned the degrees above and has the relevant years of experience will have the capabilities to provide you the best services possible.
It Means They are Current
For Commissioning Agents to remain certified, they must go through a recertification process every 2 – 3 years. This ensures they are updated on the latest in building commissioning regulations, new technologies and processes.
It Means they Passed the Test
Before becoming certified, Commissioning Agents must pass an extensive exam that ensures they understand the procedures necessary to become a commissioning agent. Passing the exam is further proof that they have the knowhow to provide excellent service.
It Means They are Efficient
As a property owner, it is essential to find a commissioning agent that offers efficient services. This will lead to less disruptions in the building process allowing you to move forward with the confidence of knowing your systems are running at their best.
A certified agent will have the education and experience to complete the job quickly while being able to troubleshoot and problem solve. This will save you time and money in the long run.
Commissioning services are important in ensuring your building’s systems are running at optimal efficiency. But it’s essential to find an agent that knows what they are doing.
5D’s Inc. employs certified agents that are educated, experienced, efficient, competent and up to date on the latest in commissioning technology. They are familiar with complex systems and environmental concerns ensuring they will provide high quality service.
What traits do you look for when hiring contractors during your property’s construction phases? Give us a call today and let us know how we can support you.