Building Systems Commissioning Approach
From our inception in 1998, FCG has aggressively pursued market transformation and commissioning process development and implementation on the local and national level. FCG has over 710 projects of combined experience in commissioning facilities. Close teamwork that FCG has fostered over the years allows for a very efficient process, which translates to a better return on the Owner’s investment.
FCG works to form and facilitate a multi-disciplinary commissioning team as our standard approach to successful delivery of independent commissioning services. Combining the assets available from contractors, designers, and owners, and augmenting this expertise with experienced certified commissioning professionals provides a solid foundation for effective commissioning execution. The Commissioning Authority will operate within the performance guidelines set out in the basis of design documents and owner’s project requirements.
FCG maintains a strong commitment to education and instruction as a cornerstone to the success of our organization. Facility Commissioning Group utilizes ACG certified commissioning authorities (CxA’s) and ACG certified commissioning technicians (CxT’s) to execute the commissioning process on our projects.
FCG would implement the criteria of the following resources as the basis for evaluating the overall testing program:
The above noted documents are the primary source references for the training of FCG personnel and would be the primary basis of our evaluation of the overall project-testing program combined with project plans and specifications requirements and contractual obligations.
For proprietary systems we would reference appropriate manufacturer’s information and prevailing industry standards. Our personnel are carefully trained to monitor application of relevant criteria through national standards, client design and installation standards, and proprietary documentation as required.
FCG employs experts from all building science fields and the Cx Provider Group is tailored for each project. Staff will be on site for scheduled commissioning meetings and periodic site visits to conduct necessary interim tests and inspections and at a frequency demonstrated in our Cx Plan. FCG will also be on-site to witness commissioned systems start-ups and training, to implement functional performance tests and during the warranty period service as needed to facilitate remedial work as well as the 10-month walk-thru prior to expiration of the warranty period.