Lean Commissioning: How to Make your Process More Efficient and

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LEAN COMMISSIONING:
MAKING YOUR COMPANY’S PROCESS
MORE EFFICIENT & EFFECTIVE
ACG 9th Annual Conference
April 18, 2013
Chicago, IL
Derek De Jesús, CxA, LEED AP BD+C
National Commissioning Manager
KJWW Engineering
Introduction
Introduction
SHARE, SUPPORT, LEARN
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“Lean” – What, Why and How
Applying “Lean” ideas to Commissioning
What does “lean” mean?
• Webster
• to incline, deviate, or bend from a vertical position
• Weight Watchers
• Reduce weight through healthy eating and exercise
• Toyota
• The two focal points of the principles are continuous improvement
and respect for people
• Motorola
• aimed at minimizing variability in manufacturing through the
standardization of product defect measurement….optimizing
customer value and reducing waste
Why do we get “lean”?
• Cut waste
• Get to our goal quicker
• Save money, Increase profit
http://www.lean.rit.edu/about.aspx
How do we get “lean”
• Identify waste
• Listen to your client
• Integrate and adapt
http://www.lean.org/WhatsLean/Principles.cfm
Apply “lean” thinking to Commissioning
http://www.novaces.com/lean-six-sigma-implementation.php
Apply “lean” thinking to Commissioning
Programming
Occupancy
Design
Project
Acceptance
Construction
Programming Phase
• Earlier the better…but why?
• Integrate, Collaborate, Document
• Owner’s Project
Requirements
• How effective is this tool?
• Who is really driving the project?
• Establish Commissioning
Process
Design Phase
• Design Reviews
• Don’t be afraid to talk, converse
• How do you do this on a D/B/B vs D/B?
• Specifications
• Purpose….contract for the contractors
• Get rid of the duplicative redundant duplication
Design Phase
• Commissioning Plan
• What is your definition?
• What do you use this tool for?
• Living document…hardly
• Use it, preach it, enforce it
• Incorporate spec language to reduce duplication
• How do people learn?
Design Phase
• Actions Log
• Change the nomenclature
• The MOST IMPORTANT TOOL!
• Document EVERYTHING!
• Database vs Excel vs text file
• Relationships, macros, filters, reports, etc…
Construction Phase
• Submittal reviews
• Does a concurrent review really work?
• Process is completely different for D/B vs
D/B/B
• Site Observations, Meetings
• Get to the point already
• Invite only those needed
Construction Phase
• Actions Log
• Demand action
• Pre-Functional Checklist
• The 2nd worse document in Commissioning History
• What is your goal with this?
• Who is doing it and how?
• Manage, document
• Extract the right information
• Require only the requisite information
Acceptance Phase
• Scheduling
• Pull method
• IPD and D/B are easiest
• Not static but not rocket
science either
• Be productive by making
known your goals
Acceptance Phase
• Functional Performance Test
• When are these documents developed?
• How is it developed?
• Collaboration is required
• Get the contractor to perform as part of the PFC
Occupancy Phase and Beyond
• O&M Manuals
• Electronic…duh, but what about interactive…?
• How will the owner use them?
• Does the staff have laptops, tablets?
• Building have wifi for access online documents?
• Sale to the Owner early O&Ms that are more than pdfs
• Create a true Systems Manual as a standard, your building will
thank you
Occupancy Phase and Beyond
http://www.deloitte.com, 2012 Study, page 8
Wrap Up

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