Commissioning is arguably the most critical aspect of the development cycle as it ensures that a building is handed over to operate safely, efficiently and in accordance with how the owner intended. From our experience in trouble shooting issues in existing buildings, we have found that most issues stem from improper commissioning of the building at handover. Proper commissioning is not just a testing and verification process and must start early in the project and continue until a comprehensive handover to the operations and maintenance team is achieved. Furthermore, one must look beyond simply commissioning individual systems as the complex buildings of today require very careful integration of numerous interdependent systems.
Karma’s team have a personal mission to raise the standards of the commissioning industry as we strongly believe that this is essential to not only improving the efficiency of buildings and reducing maintenance costs but also overcoming safety issues in the regions building stock.