BASIC COMMISSIONING TERMS:


Basis of Design Document: A document that records the concepts, calculations, decisions, and product selections used to meet the Owner’s Project Requirements and to satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, standards, and guidelines. The document includes both narrative descriptions and lists of individual items that support the design process.

Commissioning Authority: An entity identified by the Owner who plans, schedules, and coordinates the Commissioning Team to implement the Commissioning Process.

Commissioning Plan: A document that outlines the organization, allocation of resources, and documentation requirements of the Commissioning Process.

Commissioning Process: A quality-focused process for enhancing the delivery of a project. The Process focuses on verifying and documenting that the facility and all of its systems and assemblies are planned, designed, installed, tested, operated, and maintained to meet the Owner’s Project Requirements.

Commissioning Team: The individuals who through coordinated actions are responsible for implementing the Commissioning Process.

Construction Checklist: A form used by the Contractor to verify that appropriate components are on-site, correctly installed, functional and ready for Functional Performance Testing.

Corrective Issue Report: A report generated by the Cx Authority during Functional Performance Testing documenting issues found during the testing procedures that require follow-up corrective action.

Functional Performance Testing: The process by which specific documents, components, equipment, assemblies, systems, and interfaces among systems are confirmed to comply with the criteria described in the Owner’s Project Requirements.

Owners Project Requirements: A written document that details the functional requirements of the project and the expectations of how the building will be used and operated. This includes project and design goals, measurable performance criteria, budgets, schedules, success criteria, and supporting information.

Systems Manuals: The Systems Manuals include information related to the systems, assemblies and the Commissioning Process, incorporated into a usable information resource, with indexes and cross references. Information included in the Systems Manuals: Owner’s Project Requirements, Basis of Design Document, Commissioning Plan, Commissioning Process Progress Reports, manufacturer Installation Manuals, manufacturer Operation and Maintenance Manuals, Test Reports and Record Drawings.

 


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