February 18, 2020

If you are working on a project in Minnesota or North Dakota make sure to check your local codes for requirements on commissioning. There are multiple codes, organizations, and certifications that reference commissioning that many are not aware of. 

Here are links for t...

February 18, 2020

We are excited to announce the opening of our new office location! We have consolidated our Fargo and Moorhead office locations into one. We are now at 3241 15th St. S., Fargo, ND 58104.

September 11, 2019

One of my favorite parts about commissioning is figuring out the cause of problems that affect our clients and providing them much needed solutions! Here is a fun project we got to help with recently and some valuable lessons to consider for your future projects. We we...

July 11, 2019

As commissioning agents, we often are tasked with finding problems and then solving them. In addition to finding and solving problems for our clients, we have to do the same for ourselves. Sometimes we need to get a little creative during our day-to-day testing and com...

May 23, 2019

A cool story about one of our projects: we were brought on-board at the tail end of this project during the construction period and were to perform functional testing and verification services. 

As soon as we got started on the project and began reviewing the desig...

May 7, 2019

This post is for anyone who is in charge of a construction project schedule. Whether you are a Project Management firm, General Prime Contractor, or the building Owner.

A detailed and highly thought-out project schedule can take you from a project where trades are tripp...

March 8, 2019

Click here to go to the Building Commissioning Association's website to view the recent "The Checklist" newsletter. In it is an editorial that I worked with them on regarding commissioning. 

Check it out! While you are there, take a look through all of the other great c...

March 4, 2019

There are many variables to ensuring a successful project. Every year, as new technologies emerge, building system designs become more complex, and interactions among building systems increase. Your Design Team has a huge number of variables to consider when working on...

February 18, 2019

This is the first post in a series of posts that will provide you with (mostly!) quick and easy ideas for increasing the performance of your building as well as detailing WHY these actions will help you.

When was the last time you had your maintenance staff check and c...

December 11, 2018

Here's a quick video post giving an example of how to functionally test a high static pressure safety switch on an air handling unit.

 A follow-up on testing AHU filters and low static pressure safety switches.

November 27, 2018

We want to hear from YOU! We want to know what problems, issues, concerns, etc. affect you in your projects or buildings.  

By taking the time to answer you are helping us to better understand and help you!

Click HERE for the survey powered by survey monkey. You can prov...

November 12, 2018

I sometimes get asked the following question from potential clients: “Why do we need a commissioning agent when I have a good Design Team and good Contractors on my project?” This is a valid question and one worth addressing here.

First off, having a good Design Team a...

October 16, 2018

Just a quick vlog post on an example of why you want your Commissioning Agent to be on-site during functional testing. There are things that can happen or occur to equipment that unless you are in the thick of it, on-site, you would never know they had happened.

I have...

September 4, 2018

The trending feature in the building automation system (BAS) is a tremendous asset to Owners, facility staff, contractors, and commissioning agents, and can save significant time and money for all of the above. If you are familiar with the BAS and trending, then skip a...

July 20, 2018

Identify what equipment and systems will be included in the commissioning scope. Also include the quantity of equipment (i.e., 15 air handling units, 100 VAV boxes, occupancy sensors, etc.). If your project is in pre-design or early design, then consider utilizing a re...

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