As a general contractor or owner, you already know the importance of a strong commissioning process.
Commissioning is such a labor-intensive process and might make you feel like you are at the mercy of your sub-contractors hoping they have completed their tasks on time and within specific parameters.
So, how are other companies like yours maintaining a successful commissioning process?
Not only will it improve efficiencies and reduce rework, saving you time and money, but can also offer a better overall process.
Here are just a a few ways your business can utilize a technology solution throughout your commissioning process:
- Get your people doing the right work, in the right order – Teams and people perform better when rules are clearly defined and
concretely applied rather than an honor system with assumed understanding. Paper and excel do not allow for that concrete application. Technology offers the opportunity to remove the on your honor system from the process and ensure that it is completed as it was designed.
- Increases visibility and accountability – Commissioning solutions enable increased visibility within the commissioning process. For example, you will be aware of missed deadlines sooner, gain more insight into your commissioning schedule, maintain complete knowledge of the inventory you have on hand and know what equipment has been tested, and what hasn’t. Solutions such as these enable all stakeholders to communicate with one another easily and more efficiently.
- Manages documents quickly and easily – Without the proper tools, it is difficult to know what has and hasn’t been done, and to be able to retrieve the document you need, when you need it. For example, facilities like data centers need to ensure that their building systems will operate with little to no down time. When issues arise having a place to review all documentation for a piece of equipment quickly and easily will vastly improve response time and recovery from any event.
- Improves professional rapport with owner-A good commissioning solution will successfully meet the owner’s goals and requirements. Many of these expectations will include cost, performance goals, energy and operational benchmarks, etc. A proper commissioning solution will automate and track the full process, giving owners a complete construction roadmap of their project.
Commissioning solutions allow both owners and GC’s a better way to monitor, track and ensure that projects are handed off in the most efficient way.
If you’re not currently using a commissioning solution, take a look and see what Latista has to offer.