Plant Facilities Department

Plant Engineering & Technical Services

Golden, Co. 80401
Tel: (303) 273-3901

Fax: (303) 384-2036

August 29, 2000 (revised September 11, 2000)

Summary of Commissioning Procedures (CTLM and GYM Projects)

Overall, CSM Plant Engineering reviews the following systems:
q All Mechanical Systems
q All Electrical Systems
q Building Temperature Controls
q Building structural evaluation when requested by CSM Planning and

Commissioning is a joint effort to ensure that all mechanical and electrical
systems are installed and functioned properly to meet building systems design
intent. The commissioning procedures include design and construction document
review, shop drawing review, project meetings, systems installation verification,
and pre-functional and functional testing. I have summarized the procedures
below for defining who takes ownership of different responsibilities to minimize
paperwork and increase productivity.
Design and CD document Review
CSM Plant Engineering has completed this portion for the CTLM and Gymnasium
projects. All comments shall be reviewed by A/E and submitted to Planning and
Construction within 14 calendar days. Planning and Construction will submit the
A/E response to Plant Engineering upon arrival.
Shop Drawing Review
Plant Engineering reviews shop drawings in conjunction with project consultant
and Planning and Construction. Planning and Construction shall respond to
Plant Engineering comments within 14 days after the completion of shop drawing
review. This portion of commissioning has already started for Gymnasium.
Project Meetings
Before commissioning takes place, Plant Engineering needs to get involved in
different meetings during construction and during project close out.
q System air and water balancing pre-construction meetings
q Commissioning meetings
q All temperature control meetings
q Engineering meeting when involved with changing systems


Installation Verification
Plant Engineering will schedule installation verifications of all systems and
equipment every other week with different CSM shops and submit reports to
Planning and Construction. Planning and Construction can participate in
installation verification as needed.

Within 14 calendar days, Planning and Construction should verify these issues
with the A/E and ask the contractor to correct them and/or respond to Plant
Engineering by signing the installation verification report. Plant Engineering will
verify these corrections when they receive a signed copy of Installation verification
Pre-Functional Testing
Pre-functional testing is a starting of the systems prior to the system balancing to
insure systems are operating properly. In this phase, contractor will start up all
systems. This function includes electrical system operation, mechanical system
operation and calibration. All deficiencies such as wrong drive rotations,
mechanical and electrical system lubrication, and belt tension will be corrected
before commissioning. Plant Engineering will post a pre-functional checklist at
each piece of equipment and systems. Planning and Construction should notify
the contractor to mark the checklist as needed.
Functional Testing
Functional testing is done in more detail, which will allow Plant Engineering and
CSM Shops to verify final system operation after system balancing. The following
systems are included in the functional testing:
q Building HVAC cooling system
q Air handling unit operation
q Air distribution system operation
q Building hot water heating system (hydronic)
q Building domestic cold and hot water systems
q System water and air balancing
q Building temperature controls (CSM Plant Engineering will directly work
with the temperature control contractor and report issues to Planning and
q Building electrical system
q Building emergency generator operation
q Building fire alarm and life safety system

All deficiencies will be reported to Planning and Construction. There will be 14
day time period for Planning and Construction to verify these issues with the A/E
and ask the contractor to correct them and respond to Plant Engineering by
signing the functional testing report. Plant Engineering will verify these
corrections within 14 calendar days of receiving a signed copy of the functional


Miscellaneous In-House Projects
A period of 10 calendar days will be needed for reviewing in-house project
documents when done by the Planning and Construction. Any air balancing and
system testing needed for any project will be done if proper work order is issued.
With the exception of an emergency situation (Life Safety), a period of 7 calendar
days will be needed to schedule the work. Considering the 7 calendar days, please
indicate on the work order when you need these testing to be done.


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