Video: Sample No More – How Automated Functional Testing Enables 100% Testing
This session will explore how commissioning providers use automated functional testing to improve project outcomes for both the owner and themselves.
- Understanding Automated Functional Testing.
- Learn what project requirements are necessary to enable Automated Functional Testing.
- Understand how Automated Functional Testing impacts the Commissioning Provider’s process and outcomes.
Video courtesy: CxEnergy
Presenter: Derek McGarry, PE, LEED AP, OTTO
Too many commissioning projects include only a small percentage of terminal units and other zone-level equipment in their functional testing scope, commonly called “sampling.” The unfortunate reality is that most post-occupancy issues associated with zone-level devices are random, not systemic (per IFMA). Owners are left dealing with these headaches during the first year of operation, with a negative ripple effect throughout the project team.
Functional testing can instead be automated and easily extended to all zones. Commissioning providers can deploy technology to automatically collect trend data, automatically execute control system overrides, and automatically answer functional questions. Apply the same process to dozens, hundreds or even thousands of terminal units in a fraction of the time it would normally take and see things in the data you wouldn’t normally see in person.
This session will explore how commissioning providers use automated functional testing to improve project outcomes for both the owner and themselves. Specific examples from a variety of projects will be used to demonstrate how automated functional testing can lower testing costs and deliver better results.
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