McKenney’s, Inc. is one of the few companies in the mechanical contracting industry that chooses to manage its own warranty. When we started managing our warranty in 1997, the goal was to build relationships and decrease costs while increasing quality installs. At first, we assigned the task to our Service Department as an opportunity for an upcoming Account Manager. The … Read More
It is often taken for granted by educators, students, and support staff that their campus buildings and facilities will be healthy, safe, and productive environments in which to work and learn. Keeping the facilities comfortable for occupants while maintaining peak system performance requires both comprehensive strategies and efficient operations. Large campuses with aging mechanical systems spread over a number of … Read More
Commercial offices have long lists of best practices to ensure the safety of everyone who walks through their doors, but what if your facility could leverage software to ensure a healthy building and predict a healthier environment? By the second quarter of 2020, our Automation & Controls team, deep in the trenches of COVID, was certain that our customers had … Read More
In an industry where buildings are aging and owner’s needs are ever-changing, it can be tricky determining what your facility needs. When buildings are at different life stages, it’s the details and demands of the building that establish which services are needed and eventually which solutions are to be delivered.
Do you know what the ultimate focus of commissioning is or should be on your project? Depending on your role in a project, you will certainly have wide variety of answers to this question – but if it is done correctly a facility owner or operator will know exactly what the effort produces for their facility and its occupants.
In the past I have discussed in great detail the “process” of commissioning and how commissioning is applied into construction projects. I have also discussed the transition to operational stability as a building or facility becomes occupied and fully functional in its intended use. So when does the commissioning process actually end?