Video: Staircase Pressurization Systems: How to Manage Risk, Commission and Hand Over

This presentation explains the design and construction Cx-related issues, plus review the framework for commissioning and handover.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG) February 1, 2023
Adam Muggleton, MRICS, CxA, AESG. Courtesy: CxEnergy

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand staircase pressurization commissioning, design, and construction risks.
  • Identify the codes and standards relating to staircase pressurization design, construction, and commissioning.
  • Understand the systems approach to staircase pressurization commissioning.
  • List the mandated post-occupancy testing of staircase pressurization systems.

Video courtesy: CxEnergy

Presenter: Adam Muggleton, MRICS, CxA, AESG

Staircase pressurization systems comprise MEP, ELV and architectural elements. They are everyone’s and no one’s responsibility during construction and testing.

Design, construction and commissioning of staircase pressurization systems requires domain knowledge, risk management and ownership to ensure these systems are tested and handed over without delaying building occupancy.

This presentation will take you through the design and construction Cx-related issues, plus review the framework for commissioning and handover. We will take a “systems” approach and view commissioning through a lens of risk management, i.e. beginning with the end in mind.

My experience has shown that precise specifications and a “risk on” construction approach make the difference between failure and the ability to complete to the satisfaction of the AHJ.

Following this seminar you will have a clear overview of staircase pressurization systems from design Cx issues to AHJ sign off though to facilities management best practice on continuing systems commissioning.

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CxEnergy is presented by the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG), the Energy Management Association (EMA), and the Associated Air Balance Council (AABC). Together, these Authorities in Building Performance represent over 600 member companies and 2,500 certified professionals in the testing, adjusting, and balancing, commissioning, and energy management industries.