The Importance of Translating an OPR to BOD

Apr 13, 2015

The two key documents utilized for any commissioning program are the Owner Project Requirements (OPR) and the architect’s Basis of Design (BOD). The commissioning agent is required to cross check and verify that the BOD matches and meets the requirements of the OPR. However, many owners do not have a well defined OPR, and on many projects, the OPR and BOD can diverge, creating an end project that does not adequately address the owner’s needs. This presentation discusses a methodology to better define the OPR and improve the translation to the BOD and design.

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Andrew Smith, Senior Associate, WSP
Paul Totten, Vice President, WSP
Proceedings of the BEST4 Conference
Presented at: 
BEST4 Conference
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
BEST4 Technical Committee, National Institute of Building Sciences

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