Commission Groups

Guidance Commission Groups: ACG, NEBB, SMACNA and BCxA

As a building manager, you may be familiar with the four main organizations that provide guidance on commissioning: ACG, NEBB, SMACNA and BCxA. But what exactly are the differences between these organizations? In this blog post, we’ll take an in depth look at how each organization differs in terms of Cx requirements, guidelines and standards. …

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Building System Failures

The Dangers of Building System Failures

If you’re a property manager, then you know that there’s a lot that goes into keeping a building running smoothly. From making sure the plumbing and electrical systems are up to code to ensuring the HVAC system is functioning properly, there’s a lot to keep track of. However, one of the most important—and often overlooked—elements …

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What is Monitor Based Commissioning?

There are many types of commissioning that can come into play during the building process. This includes New Building Commissioning (NBCx), which is performed throughout the design and  construction phases, Retro-commissioning (Retro-Cx), which is performed on a building’s systems that have never been commissioned and Re-Commissioning (RCx)which is performed on a building’s systems that were …

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The Role Commissioning Agents Play in Operational Readiness

After commissioning is performed and accepted, the construction project team turns everything over to the operations team. The state of the building and information passed along at that juncture makes all the difference when it comes to future functioning. One thing that needs to be looked at is Operational Readiness. This is a structured process …

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Types of Construction Commissioning

What are the Main Types of Commissioning?

Commissioning is an important step in the building process. It ensures that the systems in the property are running efficiently and working well together. It is most common for commissioning to be performed during the new construction phase, but it can be done at any point in a building’s life. This article will review the …

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Commissioning Agents

Why Communication is So Important During the Commissioning Process

It’s a commissioning agent’s job to ensure systems are running smoothly and efficiently. To do so, they must be aware of the owner’s expectations and the construction team’s processes. They should have access to the original plans, and know about any changes that occured before testing begins. With so many wheels turning, it’s essential to …

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Building Commissioning Basics: Here’s What You Need to Know About the Process

If you have ever purchased a commercial property, it’s likely you are familiar with the term ‘commissioning’. This is a process that involves checking the building’s systems to ensure they are working properly and efficiently. But what exactly is involved in commissioning? And is it necessary? This article will go over the basics so you …

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