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"Chapter 63: Building Commissioning and Project Acceptance"
Author: Heinz, John A., and Casault, Rick
Published In: Facilities Management: A Manual for Plant Administration, third edition
Date: 1997

Commissioning is relatively new to institutional building construction.  Its model derives from commissioning industrial facilities and naval ships, where components are tested to uncover design and installation errors; the overall goal of building commissioning is to have a facility that operates as intended.  Covers design requirements, contract document requirements, commissioning process, commissioning agent selection, and costs.  A chart compares various commissioning methods.

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