Post Construction in New York City
Just because your team is done building, doesn’t mean construction is completely over. During the Post-Construction Stage, cleanup and additional testing is required to ensure that the building is safe and ready for the public.
If you’re finishing up the construction phase of a project and require help during post construction to ensure that you’re complying with all risk management practices, Menotti Enterprise can help. Contact our team in New York City to help oversee post construction for your project.
Post Construction Basics
As a building is used over time, the needs and demands of the facility will change. Part of post construction is ensuring that equipment and building components continue to work optimally to meet specific health and safety requirements.
As your construction team evaluates a building project in the post-construction stage, Menotti Enterprise can help identify equipment and building components that need maintenance, adjustments, modifications, and optimizations in order to continue working as needed.
As inspections arise, trust a risk management team that knows what hazards and safety issues to look for during post construction. Contact Menotti Enterprise today to schedule our post construction services.
Deferred & Seasonal Testing
As weather and climate conditions change throughout the year, different equipment and components of a building need to be tested to ensure that they’re working properly for the season. HVAC systems should be tested to ensure that they work correctly before the hottest months of the year, while a boiler system should be tested before winter.
Other testing that occurs during post construction includes deferred testing. Many systems and equipment aren’t tested right away because of prerequisite activities, occupancy issues, and inadequate testing conditions. Instead of being tested right away, these tests are deferred to a later date — often during post construction. As with seasonal testing, it’s ideal for deferred testing of equipment and systems to be completed during the best possible weather and working conditions.
There are many pieces of equipment and building components that fall into either of these categories of testing, and it’s vital to perform all of them to ensure the safety of those using the facility. For assistance with deferred and seasonal testing during post construction, contact Menotti Enterprise.
Final Commissioning Report
After all post construction tasks have been completed, a final commissioning report must be submitted as an official statement that all equipment and building components meet health and safety standards. In an effort to create more accountability within risk management, this final commissioning report must include:
- A statement that all systems are functioning in accordance with health and safety requirements, as well as the owner’s project requirements
- A statement identifying any compromises, substitutions, or variances in the final design compared to the initial contract and building plan
- Any systems or equipment that exceeds the expectations of the project requirements, as well as any that don’t meet requirements and why
- A summary of all issues with the project, whether or not those issues were resolved, and recommendations to solve any unresolved issues
- Suggestions for future commissioning reports
- Recommendations for any future facility design standards or requirements
It’s important for this final commissioning report to be thorough and complete. Menotti Enterprise can help identify the different items that need to be included, as well as offer risk management suggestions to help resolve any existing issues.
In the final stage of post construction, the project manager should hold a review with their client to determine their overall satisfaction with the project. Topic discussions for the final satisfaction review include owner’s project requirements, systems selected, coordination issues, final budget and costs, scheduling issues, facility occupant comments and complaints, issues with documentation of work, and lessons learned by the client and the construction team.
Without the proper experience, it can be difficult to lead this review to receive proper feedback. Menotti Enterprise can offer guidance on holding this review session to improve risk management practices moving forward.
From Beginning to End, Trust Menotti Enterprise
From training courses to risk management tasks during post construction, Menotti Enterprise is here for you and your team from the beginning to the end of your construction project. Check out our safety training courses to ensure that your team is fully prepared to handle work hazards throughout the building project, and contact us today when you’re ready to start the Post-Construction Phase.