The process of commissioning can be essential to providing facility managers and owners a smooth transition from the early stages of design through the completion of construction. This process assures the project is successful, achieving confidence to operate and maintain building systems.

Commissioning has evolved into a formalized and detailed process for buildings as equipment, systems, and operating procedures have grown more complex. Commissioning provides documented confirmation that building systems perform in compliance with the criteria to satisfy the owner’s operational needs as stated in the project documents. A comprehensive commissioning program identifies and corrects costly performance deficiencies.

Retro Commissioning is a service provided by Leach Wallace to help our clients solve problems that may be unrelated to a specific project or may have lingered for some time with no solution. Our Retro Commissioning staff has extensive experience in helping solve difficult problems such as domestic hot water distribution, building pressurization, temperature and humidity issues, and electrical power disturbances. With over 30 years of experience in this field, our staff has been exposed to almost any engineering problem related to building systems.

Critical Space Testing is a specialized form of commissioning in which the most critical areas of healthcare facilities are tested for proper temperatures, humidity levels, and pressurization requirements. Areas such as operating rooms, protective isolation rooms, pharmacies, sterile processing, and other critical spaces are tested periodically to confirm they continue to maintain design conditions that meet the applicable codes and standards. Leach Wallace has a team of technicians who perform this service for many hospital clients on an annual or semi-annual basis, as required by The Joint Commission.