Safety and Environmental Standards

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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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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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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