The General Contractor shall notify all parties involved of the date upon which he will be ready for substantial completion. The project Architect or Engineer will schedule and carry out the inspection to verify if the construction meets substantial completion status.
Final Inspection: The Contractor shall notify the design professional that he is ready for a final inspection, at which time the design professional with the Owner will conduct a final inspection, and if acceptable, accept the facility. A punch list will be developed for all items that need to be corrected or completed.
All major building systems including mechanical, electrical, and fire alarm system , must be thoroughly tested prior to building occupancy.
The Commissioning Agent will conduct extensive Functional Performance Testing to ensure that all systems perform in accordance with the design intent. Generally there are two seasonal peak load times (winter and summer) and it is necessary to functionally test systems under peak load conditions for each season during the warranty period.
The Commissioning Agent should review the following; control system programming, equipment start-up procedures, review of TAB (testing, adjusting, & balancing) reports, the record drawings and O&M staff training.
Close out: The construction project is closed out once all items on the punch list have been completed and the Owner has received all close out documents including test reports, Record Drawings, maintenance manuals and proper training. The Commissioning Agent should submit a full commissioning report and systems manual upon project close-out.