The Importance of Translating an OPR to BOD
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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