I am always asked ‘Why should the client appoint a Commissioning Agent, does he not get this service anyway’? I always respond by advising that ‘ by appointing a commissioning agent will ensure that the building is handed over operational from day one’ I would go on to say that this approach will yield operational saving compared to building not commissioned in full, the maintenance staff understand the systems etc etc

Is there any published information that could strengthen this argument, possibly suggesting that buildings that have had a commissioning agent appointed operate far better than buildings that did not have a commissioning agent appointed. Supporting figures referencing any case studies would be ideal

Any feedback on this would be appreciated