In the world of design and construction, “commissioning” can be a bit nebulous. Some people confuse it with quality assurance or control—and it is partly that. But commissioning is more about validating the built environment and that it was installed and functions as designed.
In a nut shell, commissioning is the process of verifying that the function of a facility meets the design requirements. STO’s project teams define project requirements and work hand-in-hand with our clients’ independent commissioning agents throughout the project lifecycle.
Commissioning starts in pre-design, continues through construction, start-up, and systems testing, and culminates during the occupancy phase of a project.
During the design and early construction phases:
In an ideal world, our team is involved in the commissioning process right from the start. We are intimately familiar with the design, responsible for the subcontractors, and facilitate progress every step of the way. If the commissioning process uncovers an issue—we’re there to help resolve it.