Building Commissioning is the process that ensures every piece of mechanical equipment and every system in a building are functioning at the performance level it was designed for. New construction is commissioned before the owners take possession from the contractors. Buildings can also be re-commissioned as part of a change in ownership and many buildings are retro commissioned as part of a modernization program.
JE Engineering performs building commissioning, re-commissioning and retro commissioning services. We also are well equipped for the special stringent requirements of hospital commissioning, and for providing LEED Certification during the commissioning process.
It Starts with a Comissioning Plan
Putting a Commissioning Plan into place when constructing a new building is a wise decision; that has multiple benefits for both the contractor and building owner. JE Engineering is ready to do your building commission plan.
A commissioning plan would be based on an “Owner Project Requirements” document which we can help the owner create as required.
As experienced professional mechanical engineers and commissioning service providers, we represent the owner’s interest during the construction process.
An effective commissioning plan, along with the expertise of JE Engineering, will assure that when building owners take possession of their new facility, it will be fully functional, safe, and comfortable. By involving JE Engineering early in the construction process, we can help discover problems sooner, while the cost to fix them will be less expensive. Change orders will be fewer, and so will the number of disputes that might arise.
A detailed review of the commissioning specifications for each of the systems the building will have: HVAC, electrical, plumbing, lighting, fire and life safety, security and more. These systems will each have their own commissioning specifications that must be checked.
Measurement and Verification
During and after construction is completed, JE Engineering will perform measurement and verification testing to be certain that each of the systems is functioning properly. Our experience in TAB (Test Adjust Balance) procedures will assure your building is operating at optimum levels when you take possession. You’ll receive an extensive report, of course, of our measurement and verification results. This document will also be valuable when future re-commissioning is performed or an energy auditor is brought in.
With JE Engineering doing your commissioning plan, we’ll prevent the stress and headaches that a new building project can create, and make your project a great experience.
Re-commissioning a building is like doing a tune-up on a vehicle….
You’ll save money if everything is operating at peak efficiency.
It’s More Than Wear and Tear
Re-commissioning Finds Hidden Problems
Re-commissioning Saves Money
Building re-commissioning performed by our qualified mechanical engineers will save you money in the long run by keeping occupants more comfortable and your energy systems operating at peak efficiency.
Retro-commissioning doesn’t look at the original specifications of the building, but instead focuses on opportunities for improving the building in cost effective ways.
Energy Savings through Retro-Commissioning.
Retro-Commissioning, Life Safety, and Sick Buildings
Older buildings often contain other hazards that might contribute to Sick Building Syndrome.
We’re experts at retro-commissioning older buildings. We look for solutions with a good ROI for any problems we discover. If you’re considering purchasing an older building we would be happy to tailor our commissioning project to provide you the “big picture” you need to make the right decision on that building.
Health commissioning brings with it an added emphasis on life safety factors when we commission a building.
JE Engineering has extensive experience in working with these special factors involved in health and hospital commissioning and has provided hospital owner’s with “Total Building Commissioning” services which include thermographic building envelope scanning, medical gases, emergency generation and transfer switches, fire protection and alarm and the very important smoke evacuation systems in operating rooms.
We’re specialists in dealing with health and hospital commissioning plans and can help you make sure your facility surpasses all expectations.