Commissioning Agent Qualifications
The Commissioning Agent and the CM generally have different skills. In general, the CM provides management, technical, and administrative expertise during the design and construction phases to ensure that the customer agency’s goals relating to schedule, budget, scope, and quality are met.
A CxA has technical background and in depth expertise with the commissioning process including verification techniques, functional performance testing, system equipment and operation and maintenance (O&M) knowledge.
Furthermore, the CxA shall bring a total building commissioning perspective to the project, be knowledgeable in national building fire codes, as well as water-based extinguishing systems, detection systems, LEED, energy efficiency imperatives, and demonstrate experience with Federal requirements (i. e., blast, progressive collapse, security, etc.).