Utilizing Integrated Commissioning and Facility Activation for Managing Changes Occurring During the Design or Construction of Laboratories

Alex Kozinets, Arup

This presentation will discuss utilizing Integrated Commissioning and Facility Activation to manage potential changes that occur during the design or construction of a laboratory that may affect its operation, and to make sure that all required parties are involved in these changes. The premise is to engage the stakeholders who will actually be using, operating, and maintaining laboratories to ensure that:

  • The stakeholder's needs and requirements are being met;
  • The stakeholder knows about and understands the process being undertaken;
  • The laboratory SOPs are based on the actual type and functional performance of the associated MEP/FP equipment and systems;
  • The O&M personnel training is adequate and understood by the trainees.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to recognize Integrated Commissioning and Facility Activation processes as a mechanism for managing changes affecting laboratory operation, which occur during their design and construction.
  • Participants will be able to identify the steps for verifying that the laboratory stakeholders' needs and requirements are being met despite any potential changes.
  • Participants will be able to relate laboratory SOPs to the actual type and functional performance of the associated MEP/FP equipment and systems.
  • Participants will be able to recognize the importance of O&M personnel training and assess the quality and sufficiency of the training materials and process.

Biography:

Alex Kozinets, PE LEED AP EBCP is an Associate at Arup. Alex has 20 years of experience in master planning, project management, mechanical engineering design, construction administration, start-up, and commissioning of academic and healthcare facilities, research laboratories, and pharmaceutical and chemical production facilities. Alex leads Arup's commissioning business in Boston providing New and Existing Building Commissioning services for various clients and multi-building portfolio holders.

 

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