Oversee and Document Functional Performance Testing

Functional performance testing takes over where the construction checklists ended.

The intent of functionally testing the system/building as a whole is to evaluate the ability of the components in a system to work together to achieve the owner’s project requirements.

For functional testing to provide valid results, first the individ­ual components and systems have to be verified to be operating properly (see Develop and Utilize Construction Checklists). This includes start-up and testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB).

The GSA PM must coordinate start-up and installation activities with the GSA.

Fire Protection Engineer’s role in occupancy permitting to include testing for compliance with life safety and code requirements.