What to expect from a Retro-Commissioning planSep 23, 2013
A Retro-Commissioning plan is a formal document that carefully outlines a project’s goals, objectives, schedule, scope, and all documentation requirements. The plan is referred to throughout the course of a Retro-Commissioning project by everyone involved with the project and is used to determine specific guidelines, schedules, processes, procedures, and more.
All team members will refer to the Retro-Commissioning plan to learn more about their expectations, roles, and responsibilities, and to obtain the templates and outlines necessary for documenting certain processes.
Sometimes, discoveries are made during a Retro-Commissioning project that may call for certain changes and modifications that could improve the current building plan. In these cases, a Retro-Commissioning plan could instantly become flexible and change on the fly. Therefore, it’s important for all team members to stay up-to-date with the most recent and updated version of the Retro-Commissioning plan.
An effective Retro-Commissioning plan will often contain the following:
- Project goals
- General information about the building
- Building owner’s contact information
- Descriptions of systems and equipment
- Names of team members and their roles and responsibilities
- Project schedule
- Details of management, communication, and reporting protocols
- List of required documents
- Details of investigation scope and methods
- Requirements for implementation phase
- Project hand-off
- Description of provider deliverables
Provider deliverables are a list of expectations provided to the Retro-Commissioning agent by the building owner that contains details about the expected outcome of a project.
Common examples of provider deliverables are:
- Copy of the Retro-Commissioning plan
- Progress reports
- Meeting minutes
- Investigation report
- Implementation plan
- Training materials for building staff
- Ongoing commissioning plan
As long as a Retro-Commissioning team can keep the Retro-Commissioning plan updated, all team members can stay on the same page and continue to stay focused on the project as a whole. In short, a Retro-Commissioning plan is vital to the success of any Retro-Commissioning project.
sys-tek has been providing the Kansas City region with Retro-Commissioning services for over 18 years. If you are interested in cutting back on energy and utility costs in your building, contact sys-tek today to learn more about our Retro-Commissioning services.