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Specialty Services (1)

 

Building Commissioning

Imagine this; engineers, architects, construction managers; the entire operation – head to tail, have poured their heart and soul into the new location.  The day you set your masterpiece afloat, your assets (and cash) begin to literally float out the door due to a catastrophe with your brand new drain system.  No one would ever imagine that this could ever happen, especially with a brand new sewer drain system – however, the need for a solution to this problem is how Crescent was founded.  Considering that  “ ‘it’ flows downhill”, the drain system is below the electrical conduit system, miscellaneous chase systems, water piping, gas piping, and concrete slabs.  This means that the drain system goes in first, then systems are installed above – in – around the sewer lines.  This leaves the drain piping susceptible to construction mishaps from week two through to the completion of the project.  Drain commissioning services ensure that a properly installed, defect free, spec compliant system is delivered to the customer – and that the other “stuff” is delivered to the city sewer.

Drain commissioning services entail strategically planned site visits to ensure that the drain system is 100% defect free prior to concrete slab pours.  Once slabs are in place, the drain system should be inspected once more; again filming the underground work and confirming that the above ground details are in cue with the customer’s expectations.  Typical drain commissioning inclusions are as follows; multiple site visits for underground line filming, grease waste drain verifications to ensure that the system meets municipal or customer specified FOG retention (fats – oils – grease) specifications, customer spec compliance check up to ensure that the proper fixtures are in place and installation practices executed, vent smoke test to find and diagnose sewer gas leaks, multi level in house review of drain line video complete with as built drawing and detailed report, follow up inspections to ensure that all customer expectations are satisfied relative to change orders, punch lists, and final payment release to installing contractor.  

Due Diligence

An existing drain system can sometimes be the monster hiding in the shadows relative to a new building purchase / lease or upcoming retro.   High pressure water jet line cleaning and video line inspections cast light onto those shadows so that they can be addressed by engineers and construction management teams.

During a due diligence drain line assessment, the entire drain system; from the highest vent on the roof all the way to the city sewer tap is methodically inspected.  This will provide the details the design team requires to up fit the building to end user needs. The existing system is “benchmarked” which is pertinent during commissioning to determine which deficiencies are existing – or which are a result of the construction.  Typical drain assessment inclusions are as follows; high pressure water jet cleaning of drain lines and laterals, full video grease waste inspection to determine how an existing or proposed kitchen prep area is effecting the overall sewer system, vent smoke test to find and diagnose sewer gas leaks, 2nd level in house review of drain line video complete with as built drawing and detailed report, up fit / retro recommendations based on customer specs.

Retro Commissioning

Are you getting your money’s worth for what is going down the drain?   Chic decor in the sales area, custom marble tile in the restrooms, or state of the art equipment won’t stand a chance if the building’s infrastructure fails. Coupled with a quality due diligence drain assessment, drain line commissioning will net a properly functioning system that doesn’t consume maintenance dollars.  The drain commissioning program begins with engineering and follows the construction processes through the certification of properly installed, repaired, or up fitted drain system.  

Typical drain commissioning inclusions are as follows; multiple site visits for underground line filming, due diligence assessment recommended deficiency repair review, entire drain system scope of work verified, verifications to ensure that the system meets municipal or customer specified FOG retention (fats – oils – grease) specifications, customer spec compliance check up to ensure that the proper fixtures are in place and installation practices executed, vent smoke test to find and diagnose sewer gas leaks, multi level in house review of drain line video complete with as built drawing and detailed report, follow up inspections to ensure that all customer expectations are satisfied relative to change orders, punch lists, and final payment release to installing contractor.