Critical Facilities Part 2: Evaluating Commissioning Agents For Data Centers And Other Critical Facilities

Written by TiePoint-bkm’s Gary Johnson, Bob Reid, and David Boston Owners who plan to hire an independent commissioning firm for the entire commissioning process for a data center or other critical facility should take the time…

Critical Facilities Part 1: Successful Critical Facility Commissioning

Written by TiePoint-bkm’s Gary Johnson, Bob Reid, and David Boston Critical facility owners consistently employ commissioning services when constructing a new building. They recognize that far too many systems and components are involved to risk operating…

Every Building Gets Commissioned

We hear it all the time. If the design is solid and the contractors are trustworthy, we shouldn’t need to spend a portion of our limited resources for a formal commissioning procedure. Owners and building…

Are You Getting What You Paid For?

Contract documents, and particularly the project specifications, often contain a more stringent set of expectations than the local and national codes. While this may be obvious to many professionals, this concept comes as a surprise to some contractors who have been trained to make their installations code-compliant with little emphasis on the owner’s or engineer’s design criteria.

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