The objective of commissioning is to provide documented confirmation that the facility fulfills the functional and performance requirements of the building owner, occupants, and operators.  It is also a prerequisite to obtain a LEED rating. To reach this goal, it is necessary for the commissioning process to establish and document the Owner’s project requirements for system function, performance, and maintainability and to also verify and document compliance with these criteria throughout construction and start-up.

The commissioning process can also be applied to existing buildings that have never been commissioned to restore them to optimal performance.  Retro commissioning (RCx) is a systematic, documented process that identifies low-cost operational and maintenance improvements. This process that identifies low-cost operational and maintenance improvements in existing buildings and brings the buildings up to the design intentions of its current usage.

Commissioning has become a fundamental part of the firm’s engineering services.  ads ENGINEERS has provided commissioning services for both public and private sector clients.  It has engaged in over twenty commissioning projects for new and existing buildings.  ads ENGINEERS is a member of the Building Commissioning Association (BCA) and a number of its employees have obtained certification as ASHRAE Commissioning Process Management Professionals (CPMP).

ads ENGINEERS  has completed commissioning for the following industry sectors: commercial office buildings, commercial fit out spaces, hotels, refrigeration warehouse facilities, residential buildings, schools, sports facilities, theaters, and universities.