Finding Value in Building Enclosure Commissioning

April 29, 2014
Publication: Building Operating Management

Abstract: Building enclosure commissioning is not a new concept, but the term is recently gaining ground in the design and construction communities. Industry standards and guidelines development and revision are on-going in an effort to lead project teams through the commissioning process, but the industry has yet to come to terms with its purpose, arrive at a consensus on the process and its implementation, or differentiate it from building enclosure consulting. This confusion leads to a process that is not fully leveraged. The building enclosure commissioning process, however, if implemented properly, can be very valuable: it improves quality, controls risk, and reduces costly changes and delays during construction.|Note: Published online in April. Printed as a 3-part series in May, June and July issues.