New Building Commissioning

As a result of increasingly complex construction methods and building systems, commissioning has become a critical, if not indispensable, part of a construction project.

For new building developers and owners wanting to ensure quality design, construction, and operation, commissioning offers the most cost-effective process to verify goals for the building are accomplished. Commissioned buildings realize high energy efficiency, environmental goals, improved indoor air quality, high-value documentation, and a properly trained team. Our multi-disciplinary team deals with all building components and systems: envelope, air and water-based heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, plumbing, electrical, controls, life safety, security, IT, etc.

MMM Group’s new building commissioning team has extensive experience commissioning high-performance, complex buildings across Canada. As a result of our comprehensive approach to system design reviews, testing, and verification, our projects reap rewards such as a 10-25% decrease in energy use. For green building projects, we have helped dozens of buildings achieve LEED Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning credits including helping ensure investments in innovative technologies are properly understood and implemented so that they achieve the expected performance results.

  • MMM’s new building commissioning services help clients meet their short- and long-term goals for improved performance operations through a comprehensive set of solutions starting during design and continuing through post-occupancy.

    New Construction Services

    • Design reviews of construction drawings and specifications
    • Review of equipment shop drawings
    • Verification of equipment and systems installation
    • Functional testing and system performance verification
    • Oversee on-site training for O&M staff
    • Review operation and maintenance manuals
    • First-year operational support

    Green Building Commissioning

    • LEED Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning
    • Work in concert with Measurement & Verification for increased savings
    • Support for new technologies
    • Alternatives Energy Systems

    Complex Buildings

    • Hospitals and Medical Facilities
    • Data Centers
    • Laboratories
    • Conference Complexes
    • High Security Facilities
    • Waste Water Treatment Facilities

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    • Design reviews allow shortcomings and issues to be identified and dealt with in a cost-effective manner
    • Shop drawing and installation reviews verify the proper components are installed, will function correctly, and can be maintained
    • Verification of system operation in all modes confirms correct function and efficient performance
    • Corrects problems that affect operational performance, costs, and occupant comfort
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    Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library

    • Verifies that the building lives up to the design potential
    • Extensive experience in new technologies, such as alternative energy systems, rainwater cisterns, ground source heat pumps, and underfloor air systems, ensures problems are identified, understood, and corrected
    • Coast-to-coast offices with staff experienced in complex projects of all sizes, as well as new, high-performance building technologies
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    McMaster University’s Degroote Centre for Advanced Management Studies

    • Full-service approach can easily integrate additional MMM services, including LEED consulting, energy-efficiency modeling, measurement & verification metering, IT / security system design, and M/E design
    • One of Canada’s largest commissioning teams, dedicated to client goals and responsiveness

Projects

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    Mariscal Sucre International Airport

    MMM Group Limited was prime consultant for the recently opened New Quito International Airport which has been renamed Mariscal Sucre International Airport. Located on a 1,400-hectare plateau sitting 350 m above surrounding rivers within the Andes Mountains, the project was undertaken in one of the most seismically active areas in the world. MMM undertook all…

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    Greta & Robert H.N. Ho Centre for Psychiatry and Education (HOpe Centre) at Lions Gate Hospital

    158,600-sq. ft., four-storey facility including 26 single-bed inpatient rooms, multiple community-based mental health outpatient services, dedicated teaching space for the UBC faculty of medicine, and a nine-bay ambulance station Commissioning included: functional verification of the DDC system operations and maintenance training to building operators control strategy optimization of the energy-efficient systems writing commissioning specifications, test…

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    David Suzuki Public School

    MMM provided New Building Commissioning services and Sustainability & Energy Modelling services. Several green features are visible to students for educational purposes, the design team included a green roof classroom with a visible solar sun tracker, a clear pipe in the hallway that shows rainwater being sent from the roof to the concrete cistern below ground,…

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Experts

  • Dave Braun
    Dave Braun

    Dave Braun, P.Eng., CPP Associate Key Highlights: Experience in building commissioning and performance assessment and building design Expertise in mechanical systems with knowledge of HVAC systems, heating and cooling loads and required testing and troubleshooting Extensive background and experience designing and testing HVAC equipment Select Commissioning Project Experience: Farm Mutual Reinsurance Plan Head Office, Cambridge,…

  • Ocean Kwan
    Ocean Kwan

    Ocean Kwan, M.Sc., P.Eng. Associate Key Highlights: Extensive experience in the design, installation and commissioning of electrical power systems includes high voltage power system and automatic emergency power backup system Select Project Experience: Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, Ontario McMaster University – Burke Science Building Renovation, Hamilton, Ontario HOK, King Street Office – Office Renovation, Toronto,…

  • Chris Leaming
    Chris Leaming

    Chris Leaming, AScT., LEED AP Senior Project Manager Key Highlights: 30 years of experience in the building industry, primarily in commissioning, fluid balancing, and O&M manual preparation Leads the commissioning team in MMM Group’s Vancouver office Specializes in mechanical systems, building system controls, and project management for institutional, educational, healthcare, civic, commercial and residential projects…

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