Organizations that operate multiple facilities with a common functionality engage a commissioning authority (CxA) for their area of expertise, as well as to protect their investment in systems central to their operation. The point at which a CxA is engaged depends on the maturity of the commissioning program enterprise wide.
NDA Colocation Data Center
An international high-technology operations client had an existing commissioning process in place. Leveraging our global reach, our team was engaged to uphold the intent of the program with localized representation to carry out the commissioning activities associated with the construction phase of the project. The team enhanced the commissioning program with a consistent level of service and continuity in approach to best serve the enterprise.
NDA Media Broadcasting Studios
The nature of operating a national broadcasting network relies heavily upon robust, 24/7 data centers. In working with an enterprise with hundreds of sites, our team's expertise with critical infrastructure was utilized to establish a commissioning program. Through the program a framework was developed for executing site-specific commissioning efforts, which articulated the expected process and deliverables which will be used to evaluate the viability of the commissioning companies/bidders.
Confidential Health Care Client, MN
The reliance of the health care provider’s operations on its data center accentuated the need for a well-orchestrated activation of its data center. Our team was brought in early in the design to review commissionability of the system, pre-functional and functional test scripts. The team executed the commissioning plan with functional tests of all speciﬁed equipment, verification of the schedule adherence and on-site coordination of startup and testing activities. The commissioning activities validated the systems met Tier 4 Uptime Institute redundancy and reliability criteria. For post-warranty operations, standard operating procedures were developed with set-points and tolerances for variances to aid staff in optimizing system performance.
Confidential Medical Center, CA
A new 282,000 gsf major metropolitan hospital that replaced various medical center buildings was supported by our commissioning agents. The team worked closely with IOR, OSHPD, the general contractor, subcontractors and vendors to verify the commissioning process was fully implemented. Commissioning efforts concentrated on building infrastructure, including MEP systems and information technology systems.