Requirements for deferred and seasonal testing must be clearly defined in the
contract documents as it will require some contractor personnel to return to the
site after the project is completed. It is also necessary to withhold money for
this activity in addition to the traditionally withheld warranty items.
Reinspect/Review Performance before End of Warranty Period
Perform Deferred & Seasonal
During the first year of the building's operation it is important to assure that the
performance of the facility is maintained, particularly before the warranty period
Performance before End of
expires. At 10 months in to a 12 month warranty period, operation of system
and components is critically reviewed by CxA, Owner and CM to identify any
items that must be repaired or replaced under warranty. This review is based on
warranty items and continued performance with Owner's Project Requirements.
Final Satisfaction Review with
Discrepancies between predicted performance and actual performance and/or
an analysis of any complaints received may indicate a need for minor system
modifications. The CxA documents the results and forwards recommendations
Recommission Facility Every
to Owner and CM for resolution.
The GSA PM shall be cognizant of the impacts of a phased occupancy, if appli-
cable, on the warranty period and make necessary adjustments for review and
Proper maintenance programs, training and familiarization of the systems by the
new operating staff are important to support Post-Construction commissioning.
For example, a standard method of recording and responding to complaints must
GSA PM Lead
be in place and used consistently. As equipment and controls are replaced
throughout the maintenance program, calibration and performance must be
checked, documents revised and any changes or new equipment data sheets
included in the operations & maintenance manuals.
Ongoing training includes refresher training of existing personnel, training of new
personnel and training of all personnel on newly installed equipment or revised