Develop and Utilize Construction Checklists
Construction checklists are developed by the Commissioning Agent, maintained by the Construction Manager, and used by the Construction Contractor and subcontractors.
The intent of construction checklists is to convey pertinent information to the installers regarding the customer agency’s concerns on installation and long-term operation of the facility and systems.
The approach to the checklists structure is to keep it short and simple by focusing on key elements.
Checklists span the duration from when equipment is delivered to the job site until the point that the system/component is started up and operational. This includes testing, adjusting, and balancing and control system tuning.
• Delivery and storage checks
• Document and track delivery of equipment and materials to site
• Verify submittal information (avoid accepting and installing equipment that does not meet specifications)
• Ensure equipment or materials remain free of contamination, moisture, and other
• Installation and start-up
• Component-based checks
• Systems-based checks
The CxA will develop the checklist that identifies components and systems for which checklists are required. He or she is responsible for reviewing the owner’s project requirements for key success criteria, specifications, and submittals for key requirements. CxA develops sample checklists for GSA PM and CM review and incorporates feedback and finalizes checklists for distribution.