Building Commissioning Principles and Strategies  

Education Type: 
1.5 Hours


AIA Learning Units: 
1.5 LU | HSW
1.5 CE
LEED Category: 
Energy & Atmosphere

Building Commissioning is a rapidly growing A-E-C Project Management practice that is being
embraced by public and private organizations because of its benefits in improved project delivery results. An overview of commissioning information, guidance, and resources is presented under three broad principles, including Determine Project Performance Requirements, Owner's Role and Responsibilities in the Commissioning Process, and Commissioning Document Compliance and Acceptance. All three principles are applied over the life-span of a capital design and construction project, and that it takes a multi-disciplined effort involving owners, design professionals, construction managers, and commissioning providers to achieve optimal results from the commissioning process.

It outlines key architectural decisions related to EIFS, and illustrates how architects can incorporate EIFS into building designs that maximize aesthetic value, building longevity, sustainability, LEED ratings and cost-effectiveness.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand at least 3 benefits of building commissioning;
  • Describe the 3 overarching principles of commissioning;
  • List at least 4 key commissioning activities in the planning process;
  • Differentiate the needs of special building types in the commissioning process;
  • Apply commissioning documentation practices and resources to specific systems and assemblies upon reviewing the recommendations; and
  • Incorporate a project's performance requirements into a commissioning plan.