Commissioning Today's Sophisticated Buildings

When:

  • Aug 09, 2022 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fee Type of Fee
No Charge MBI Members

Presenters: Andrew Bennett and Zack Valigosky, SystemWorks, LLC - West Des Moines, IA

We’ve all heard of buildings that did not operate as expected or required. The increasing sophistication and complexity of building systems makes it difficult to be a master of all trades. Was the problem with the controls, mechanical, lighting, building envelope, or a combination of all? Commissioning benefits all project stakeholders including the general contractor and their subcontractors. Chilled beams, chilled sails, variable refrigerant flow, dual wheel energy recovery units, displacement ventilation, and dedicated outside air units are examples of new technologies being incorporated in the design of today’s buildings. The building automation system to maintain comfort levels with these technologies is also becoming more complex, and requires proper testing to ensure a fully functional building prior to owner turnover.