In our technology driven world, mechanical, electrical, life safety and voice/data communications systems are a crucial part of the construction or reconstruction of any building. A key advantage that Structure Tone offers clients is over 50 dedicated, in-house technical services staff. Our technology and infrastructure professionals have extensive experience with and understanding of both technological and operational requirements of constructing and commissioning complex electrical and mechanical infrastructures.
The importance of commissioning cannot be stressed enough. The project design and facilities team, together with our IT/MEPS experts, comprehensively define the project requirements and develop a corresponding commissioning execution plan for your project.
We believe that the commissioning process starts when purchasing equipment and that it is most prudent to develop your commissioning plans during design. If brought on to a project team early in the design phase, long lead items are identified and Structure Tone uses its preferred global purchasing strength to assist in obtaining equipment at competitive prices in a timely manner.
Structure Tone’s commissioning engineers provide commissioning support throughout the life of the project, and a significant portion of our commissioning is in end-user and operator training. We welcome the inclusion of building operating staff at all factory and field tests. Again, when brought on board early, staff understand how systems are installed, where major components are located and what the operating performance of the equipment should be. More importantly, they become familiar with the nuances of the installation and locations of those smaller components that may become problematic over the lifetime of a building. Formal operator training is coordinated through the Structure Tone on-site staff.
Shirish Patel, senior project manager, New York University