Principles of Building Commissioning (Hardcover)

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Principles of Building Commissioning (Hardcover)


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Commissioning is coming of age.

Savvy building owners have adopted commissioning as an effective way to improve the facility acquisition process. Green building initiatives have embraced commissioning as a way of assuring quality in the delivery of high-performance buildings. This long-established quality control process for building mechanical systems is emerging as a broader construction management tool improving nearly all aspects of a project.

What exactly is this thing called commissioning? Principles of Building Commissioning answers this fundamental question with the first all-inclusive, practical guide to the application of the principles of commissioning. The book clarifies the underlying philosophy of commissioning: the why, what, when, and who of this process. Shaped by the ASHRAE Guideline 0 view of the world of commissioning, Building Commissioning:

  • Maps out the territory of commissioning

  • Outlines its defining characteristics

  • Explains its flow of processes

  • Demystifies its documentation

Making the fundamentals of commissioning accessible to all parties--building owners and operators, architects and engineers, users and suppliers--who may be called upon to join the commissioning team for a particular project, Building Commissioning serves as the professional's road map to the commissioning process, from the predesign phase through occupancy.

Walter T. Grondzik, PE, LEED-AP, is a professor in the School of Architecture, Ball State University. He has served as president of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium and the Society of Building Science Educators, and is a Fellow of ASHRAE and a member of several ASHRAE technical and guideline committees.
Product Details ISBN: 9780470112977
ISBN-10: 0470112972
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: March 1st, 2009
Pages: 144
Language: English