At your services: what to expect during commissioning

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Site managers rely heavily on commissioning to ensure their new-build homes perform successfully.

However, the process of commissioning of services has become an area of considerable specialism, supported by its own professional bodies. Commissioning is often a legal requirement and for reasons of safety quite rightly a task that should only be undertaken by suitably qualified people.

In practice, this increased specialism has led to site managers becoming more distant from the services-commissioning activities that are pivotal to the successful operation of the homes they build.

Investigations by the NHBC Foundation and others, highlight that commissioning may not always be identifying the adjustments and deficiencies that it is designed to detect.

This practical, illustrated guide, developed collaboratively with BSRIA, introduces the commissioning of domestic services and aims to give site managers sufficient insight to be inquisitive about the commissioning activities that they should expect to see on their sites.

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