Re-inspect/Review Performance Before End of Warranty Period

During the first year of the building’s operation, it is important to assure that the performance of the facility is maintained, particu­larly before the warranty period expires.

10 months into a 12 month warranty period, the operation of system and components is critically reviewed by CxA, the owner, and CM to identify any items that must be repaired or replaced under warranty.

This review is based on warranty items and continued perfor­mance with the owner’s project requirements.

Discrepancies between predicted performance and actual perfor­mance and/or an analysis of any complaints received may indicate a need for minor system modifications.

The CxA documents the results and forwards recommendations to Owner and CM for resolution.

The GSA PM shall be cognizant of the impacts of a phased occu­pancy, if applicable, on the warranty period and make necessary adjustments for review and inspection.

Proper maintenance programs, training, and familiarization of the systems by the new operating staff are important to support post-construction commissioning.

For example, a standard method of recording and responding to complaints must be in place and used consistently.

As equipment and controls are replaced throughout the main­tenance program, calibration and performance must be checked, documents revised and any changes or new equipment data sheets included in the operations and maintenance manuals.

Ongoing training includes refresher training of existing person­nel, training of new personnel and training of all personnel on newly installed equipment or revised operating procedures.