COMMISSIONING & TRAINING

Griffith Engineering offers many levels of Commissioning Services from initial new construction Commissioning to Re and Retro-Commissioning Services, as well as continuous commissioning plan development.

New Construction Commissioning
Retrocommissioning
Engineering Consulting Training
Forensic Engineering


New Construction Commissioning

Commissioning includes physically testing and verifying the operation of all major and minor components of building systems as well as the controls system that monitors and sequences the operation of them. This process is performed at the completion of the installation of critical building systems and is essential to ensure that he systems work as the design intended. While GEI recommends commissioning with all new construction, GEI is also familiar with performing these duties under the framework of a LEED project.

Sample Projects

DeKalb County Renewable Fuels Facility
Atlanta Speech School
Mobile Federal Building

Retrocommissioning

Given time, even once properly commissioned facilities begin to operate less than optimal. Even with well-trained staff, system components can fail and go unnoticed for years. Other times, existing control systems can be overly complex and get over-ridden by staff looking for an easy “fix” to building problems. Both situations can be identified and the pathway to correct them put in place during the Retrocommissioning process.

GEI will physically test and verify the operation of all major and minor components of your building systems. GEI’s trained staff can also combine the retrocommissioning process with high level energy auditing. In addition to testing and investigating existing system operation, GEI can provide recommendations on control and system improvements that will help save energy. Many times these are low or no cost measures that result in quick paybacks.

GEI recommends that retrocommissioning always be accompanied by training whether it be from your design engineers or from a company like GEI that understands systems.

Sample Projects

Georgia Tech, Savannah Campus
Swan House
UNC Charlotte ESPC
Fort Irwin 4150

Engineering Consulting Training

In addition to design services, GEI provides third party training on a multitude of industry technologies and systems, offering a better understanding for both technical and non-technical staff. When people understand how their buildings are supposed to operate, they operate them more efficiently.

Unfortunately, training is sometimes swept under the rug and left in the hands of the manufacturers who only specialize in their specific piece of equipment and don’t focus on how the system works as a whole. This one item is many times left undone or is rushed through in the interest of closing out a project – and it’s a primary reason that systems fail or do not work as efficiently as designed. Make sure that the money you spend on your building systems is protected by training the building operators properly.

Forensic Engineering

Griffith Engineering has the knowledge and expertise to provide you or your insurance company experienced technical support and representation if your company is named in a liability suit due to damages that may or may not be related to failures in the mechanical or electrical systems in the building.

GEI has experience in providing this support to insurance companies and legal counsel for major equipment manufacturers.

Sample Projects

The Pilot House, Boston, MA
33 Union Park, Boston, MA
Hotovelli, New York City, NY
Rolling Hills Plaza, St. Joseph, MO