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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/29491
Title:
Managing the Commissioning of Building Services
Authors:
Potts, Keith F.; Wall, Mike
Abstract:
The commissioning of building services is very much the ‘Cinderella’ activity in the construction cycle, many complaints are heard but few praises sung. This paper examines the current process of commissioning building services within the traditional procurement route. A literature review is presented followed by the results of a two-stage structured survey from a broad spectrum of participants. A best practice flow chart for managing the commissioning process is presented, tested and confirmed, identifying an auditable chain of responsibilities in the commissioning process. Key conclusions include the need to recognize that the commissioning process requires planning and managing from the earliest possible stage; the need to appoint a commissioning manager — preferable someone in-house, or a member of the design team; the need for better end-user documentation and training; the requirement for a more formalized approach and the requirement for clarification on the terms of engagement for the services designer. (Emerald Group Publishing Limited)
Citation:
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 9(4): 336-345
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Journal:
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management
Issue Date:
2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/29491
DOI:
10.1108/eb021228
Additional Links:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContentItem.do;jsessionid=8E947B581292F79A53368D583A65A5F9?contentType=Article&contentId=1657494
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0969-9988; 1365-232X
Appears in Collections:
Construction and Infrastructure

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dc.contributor.authorPotts, Keith F.-
dc.contributor.authorWall, Mike-
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-04T13:42:54Z-
dc.date.available2008-06-04T13:42:54Z-
dc.date.issued2002-
dc.identifier.citationEngineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 9(4): 336-345en
dc.identifier.issn0969-9988-
dc.identifier.issn1365-232X-
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/eb021228-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/29491-
dc.description.abstractThe commissioning of building services is very much the ‘Cinderella’ activity in the construction cycle, many complaints are heard but few praises sung. This paper examines the current process of commissioning building services within the traditional procurement route. A literature review is presented followed by the results of a two-stage structured survey from a broad spectrum of participants. A best practice flow chart for managing the commissioning process is presented, tested and confirmed, identifying an auditable chain of responsibilities in the commissioning process. Key conclusions include the need to recognize that the commissioning process requires planning and managing from the earliest possible stage; the need to appoint a commissioning manager — preferable someone in-house, or a member of the design team; the need for better end-user documentation and training; the requirement for a more formalized approach and the requirement for clarification on the terms of engagement for the services designer. (Emerald Group Publishing Limited)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limiteden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContentItem.do;jsessionid=8E947B581292F79A53368D583A65A5F9?contentType=Article&contentId=1657494en
dc.subjectModellingen
dc.subjectCommissioning managementen
dc.subjectBuilding servicesen
dc.subjectConstruction project planningen
dc.subjectConstruction procurementen
dc.subjectConstruction managementen
dc.subjectServices designeren
dc.subjectDecision Makingen
dc.subjectDecision making toolsen
dc.subjectLeadershipen
dc.titleManaging the Commissioning of Building Servicesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalEngineering, Construction and Architectural Managementen
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