COMMISSIONING & TRAINING

GEI offers many levels of commissioning services including commissioning of new construction,  recommissioning and retrocommissioning of existing structures, and development of continuous commissioning plans.

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 the building systems. 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, our engineers also have experience performing these duties under the framework of a LEED project.

Sample Projects

DeKalb County Renewable Fuels Facility
Atlanta Speech School
Mobile Federal Building

Retrocommissioning

Over time, once properly commissioned facilities will begin to operate less than optimally. Even with well-trained staff maintaining them, system components can fail and go unnoticed for years. Additionally, some control systems can be overly complex and are overridden 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’s engineers physically test and verify the operation of all major and minor components of your building systems. Our experienced staff can also combine the retrocommissioning process with a high level energy auditing effort, so that in addition to testing and investigating existing system operations, we can provide recommendations on control and system improvements that will help save energy. In many cases, these are low or no cost measures that result in quick payback.

We recommend that retrocommissioning always be accompanied by training whether it be from your design engineers or from a company like our that understands building systems.

Sample Projects

Georgia Institute of Technology, Savannah, Georgia
Swan House
UNC Charlotte ESPC
Fort Irwin 4150

Engineering Consulting Training

In addition to providing design services, GEI offers third party training on a variety of industry technologies and systems, resulting in a better understanding of these complex issues for your 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. Because it is left “undone” or is rushed in the interest of closing out a project, it’s a primary reason that systems fail or do not work as they were designed. Make certain that the money you spend on your building systems is protected by properly training your building operations personnel.

Forensic Engineering

Griffith Engineering’s engineers have the expertise to provide you or your insurance company 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. Our engineers have experience 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