Commissioning and Integrated System Testing Handbook, 2015 E



Author: Matthew J. Klaus

Understand, implement, and oversee Cx and integrated testing with NFPA®'s 2015 Commissioning and Integrated System Testing Handbook.

Conduct all phases of Cx and integrated system testing of building safety systems as well as coordinate stakeholders with the new Commissioning and Integrated System Testing Handbook. Now in its second edition, this unique resource provides designers, architects, contractors, and engineers with a wealth of tools, resources, and insights on a complex process. It's written by authorities with an in-depth knowledge of NFPA 3, NFPA 4, and how building systems work together to provide fire protection and life safety.

The updated and expanded Handbook has everything you need to verify integrated systems are able to function as designed:

  • Part I. NFPA 3: Recommended Practice for Commissioning of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems plus commentary. New for 2015, NFPA 3 outlines a process for the commissioning of interconnected safety systems. The Handbook's expert interpretations help you understand and apply concepts and explain technical language to non-technical people.
  • Part II. NFPA 4: Standard for Integrated Fire Protection and Life Safety System Testing plus first-time exclusive commentary that guides you through the process. The first edition of NFPA 4 provides the minimum requirements for integrated testing and documentation prior to building occupancy and during a building’s life cycle. The Handbook's narrative explains test methods, test frequencies, documentation, and other activities.
  • Part III. Commissioning Plan Plus includes an example of a completed commissioning plan along with a link to a downloadable form that's ready to customize. Commentary addresses project-to-project variances and how plans conform to different needs.
  • Part IV. Integrating System Testing Plans provides sample Integrated System Testing plans from NFPA 4'sAnnex B that show project progression and the individuals involved. Includes links to downloadable/customizable forms.
  • Part V. Commissioning and Integrated System Testing for Existing Buildings details the considerations, hurdles, and plan-building tips for projects involving existing structures of any age -- from five years to historic.
  • Part VI. Commissioning of Individual Systems assists users in developing a Cx plan in conjunction with the 2013 edition of NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, NFPA 14: Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems, NFPA 20: Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection, NFPA 72®: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, and the 2012 editions of NFPA 92: Standard on Smoke Control Systems, and NFPA 5000®: Building Construction and Safety Code®.
  • New Supplements. Gain valuable insights into how NFPA 4 works with the 2013 edition of NFPA 72, a look at NFPA 3in action at Harvard University and an international perspective on Cx.
  • Links to online forms to download and customize, and a 2-sided laminated card outlining the Cx process for quick reference in the field

Adaptable for projects at any stage, the Handbook offers practical guidance for all types of building systems.


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