Commissioning Agent Focused Design Review Scope
Review contract documents to facilitate project certification goals
(i.e. does design meet Energy Star requirements; does Cx meet LEED
(sufficient accessibility, test ports, monitoring points, etc.)
Verify that bid documents adequately specify building commissioning,
including testing requirements by equipment type.
Review HVAC, lighting, fire control, emergency power, security control
Control System &
system, strategies and sequences of operation for adequacy and ef-
Review the electrical concepts/systems for enhancements.
Review for adequacy of the effectiveness of building layout and ef-
ficiency of system types and components for building shell, HVAC sys-
tems and lighting systems.
Review envelope design and assemblies for thermal and water integrity,
moisture vapor control and assembly life, including impacts of interior
surface finishes and impacts and interactions with HVAC systems
(blast, hurricane, water penetration).
Review contract documents to facilitate effective Cx of fire protection &
Fire Protection & Life
life safety systems and to aid Fire Protection Engineer in system testing
to obtain the GSA Occupancy Permit
Verify that the design complies with GSA design guidelines and stan-
dards (i.e. GSA P-100, Court Design Guide, Border Station Guide and
Federal Facility Council requirements).
Ensure the design maximizes the functional needs of the occupants.
*In certain jurisdictions, State and
Review to ensure that systems relating to thermal, visual acoustical,
local government officials may elect to
air quality comfort, air distribution maximize comfort and are in accor-
perform code compliance construction
dance with Owner's Project Requirements.
inspections of the building systems in
Review a life cycle assessment of the primary competing mechanical
addition to the GSA code compliance
Life Cycle Costs
systems relative to energy efficiency, O&M, IEQ, functionality, sustain-
and safety system testing. Therefore, it
is recommended that the A/E, CxA, CMa
and each contractor's contract include
Review for owner requirements that provide flexible and efficient opera-
provisions for each to handle the addi-
tion as required in the P-100, including off peak chiller heating/cooling
tional requirement of coordinating their
AHU operations, and size and zoning of AHUs and thermostated areas
work with State and local government
officials. In addition, the CxA must coor-
Operations and Main-
Review for effects of specified systems and layout toward facilitating
dinate all Fire Protection & Life Safety
O&M (equipment accessibility, system control, etc.).
system commissioning with the GSA
Fire Protection Engineer.