Common Cx roadblocks

There are several mistakes a commissioning agent can make that will create roadblocks in the commissioning process.


  • Failure to engage the Cx agent early in the project

  • Failure to identify engineering roles

  • Failure to get schedule buy-in from the contractor to align the Cx schedule with construction schedule/delivery date

  • Failure to validate scripts from all parties

  • Lack of experience with current technologies (which might cause confusion in procedure/scripts, resulting in unanticipated downtime and affecting the construction schedule).

Derek DeJesus is the national commissioning manager and electrical commissioning leader for KJWW Engineering Consultants. He supports the company’s commissioning business development, project oversight, and commissioning program.

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