Building Systems Integration and Installation
As is the case with most A&E firms, ACSI routinely provides construction administration services to its clients. We also assist the client with negotiation activities once a contractor is chosen. ACSI answers substitution requests, RFI’s and helps the Client make technical decisions. When the contractor completes their design and concomitant shop drawings, ACSI reviews their work product and either rejects or approves the design or installation. If remedial action is requested, ACSI describes the remedial work in writing. Once this work is complete ACSI witnesses the shop tests which the contractor performs and comments on the results. ACSI then observes the contractor’s site work and performs proof-of-performance tests. If the system fails these final tests ACSI directs remedial work until the system performs according to specifications.
Building Systems Commissioning (Cx)
Building commissioning services are currently provided using three approaches.
ACSI’s uniqueness derives from the firm’s management of the Cx process and its careful selection of team members for a given Cx engagement. ACSI has also developed a hybrid form of Cx services which is designed to yield additional information to the client and the client’s construction manager. ACSI’s Commissioning Authorities provide a constant stream of information regarding the contractor and Cx progress reflected in Cx reports and the schedule of values (SOV). ACSI identifies and reports technical issues, and analyzes their effect on the construction schedule. For those clients that are interested, ACSI provides value stream mapping and other tools to augment the construction management process, particularly when Integrated Project Delivery is used for project delivery.
ACSI provides the following Building Systems and Commissioning Management Services: