Inspection and Testing of Building Networks
At RD Fast Construction, we highly value the safety of our clients. Interestingly, handing over a building after inspection and testing avoids transferring the risk of failure to building owners.
That said, we only mark the project complete after inspecting and testing the crucial networks and confirming they’re safe for use.
Here are a few tests we conduct:
- Electrical Inspection and Testing: The objective of the test is to demonstrate that the electrical system is safely constructed. It also confirms that the designer’s intentions and requirements have been met.After the handover, we encourage building owners to conduct regular testing and inspection as part of the maintenance routine.
- Plumbing Systems: We inspect the plumbing systems for potential leaks and functionality defects. The inspection also helps us reveal whether the system complies with building codes. Some of the tests we apply include water, air, sewerage, and water piping tests
When constructing a commercial building, we strongly consider integrating a 3–12-month post-construction evaluation. The window helps the teams and the owner assess how the building works and identify areas that need improvement.
Post-occupancy should be planned well and made part of the project schedule. Handing over the project with post-evaluation eliminates the chances of learning and making necessary adjustments that can make the users more comfortable.
The 3–12-month walk-through ensures the building operates and performs as needed. During handover, the contractor may present insufficient maintenance and operation training. This can create knowledge gaps and contribute to poor system maintenance and functioning.
At RD Fast Construction, Los Angeles, we use post-occupancy evaluation to identify potential knowledge lapses. Subsequently, we avail supplemental training or manuals to the owner or building staff.
Upon completing the post-occupancy evaluation, the owner understands the building better. It’s also an opportunity to raise any design concerns with the contractor.