Performance Testing for QA and Commissioning
When it comes to building commissioning, this presentation bears a warning to "beware dogma." It explains that many projects don’t need ASHRAE/NIBS full commissioning approach, ASTM/AAMA testing are often not the most appropriate or meaningful, complex and expensive lab tests do little to ensure success of built product, and extensive field/construction tests do little to ensure future long-term performance. It offers tips on what performance tests to perform in particular circumstances.
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