Why do hotels need commissioning management?
Wynn Casino Macau – full MEP testing and commissioning done by Commtech Asia
Ten benefits of commissioning management for the hospitality industry.
Today’s age of smart cities has a dramatic impact on the construction industry. New buildings are becoming increasingly complex – bolstered with smart capabilities, technology innovation and cutting-edge equipment, all in the pursuit of greater efficiency and optimum building performance. With these comes a multitude of highly complex systems and, therefore, the demand for specialist building services commissioning has never been greater.
However, not many know what commissioning management is and how beneficial it is for the hospitality and integrated resorts industries. Many still undermine its benefits and, in some marketplaces, commissioning management is haphazardly undertaken by contractors or designers in some projects which may not belong in their scopes of expertise.
At Commtech Asia, we believe the inherent value of commissioning lies in having an independent advisor with specialist expertise to fulfil the design intent and protect the owner’s interests.
In this article, we’ve highlighted the values of independent commissioning management for property owners
1. Get the best value out of your investments
With design appraisals, factory acceptance tests and site supervision undertaken, we evaluate system functionality, ensure operational compliance, improve workmanship and drive the best-quality outcomes on your investments.
2. Better peace of mind
We ensure that the project is delivered to the owner’s project requirements (OPR). We work as technical advisors and the owner’s second pair of eyes to enhance project efficiency and provide expert insights through our experience and specialist skillset in the field.
3. Increase speed to market
End-to-end commissioning effectively reduces change orders and eliminates costly project delays. We challenge the design, rectify issues and carry out interventions from the earliest stage of the project to keep the project on course.
4. Long-term cost savings
When fully commissioned, a building is adjusted to run and perform optimally and, therefore, reduces energy consumption, extends equipment life span and ultimately decreases operations and maintenance cost.
5. Reduce negative environmental impact
A comprehensively commissioned building prevents waste and reduces negative environmental impact through optimised energy and water conservation.
6. Improve occupants’ comfort
With real-time data and effective tracking tools, commissioning helps improve and maintain indoor environmental quality and comfort levels for occupants. This helps you drive building occupancy rates, attracting and retaining tenants through consistent and quality end-user experiences.
7. Optimum building operations
Our process deploys effective measures to run tests and verify that all facility systems perform interactively as a fully integrated system on a day-to-day basis.
8. Better building maintenance
For building operators and managers, it is imperative that they keep their facility operating smoothly. A vital handover process of commissioning includes a robust documentation system. This includes a full commissioning report, a detailed audit trail and an operations and maintenance (O&M) manual to inform best practice for more effective building maintenance.
9. Enhanced safety compliance
Commissioning activities include training programmes to educate building operators and managers on safe operating procedures of all electrical, mechanical equipment. Better competency enhances safety compliance and prevents accidents that could harm personnel and can disrupt building operations.
10. Higher return on investment
A superior build quality and increased demand on building occupancy will ultimately lead to an increase in asset value. Significant cost reduction on utility and maintenance also speeds up return on investment.
Many TOPHOTELNEWS articles draw on exclusive information from the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database. This subscription-based product includes details of thousands of hotel projects around the world, along with the key decision-makers behind them. Please note, our data may differ from records held by other organisations. Generally, the database focuses on four- and five-star schemes of significant scale; tracks projects in either the vision, pre-planning, planning, under-construction, pre-opening or newly opened phase; and covers newbuilds, extensions, refurbishments and conversions.
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