BEIRUT CITY CENTRE

BEIRUT CITY CENTRE



COMMISSIONING PLAN





Document No: 10632/CP/CML/BCC001

BEIRUT CITY CENTRE















Summary of Revisions/ Changes:

Working Draft
 31/03/11 – Sample Plan issued for comment.


REVISION DRAFT 00 01 02 03 04
DATE 31-03-2011 21-04-2011
PREPARED
BY:
Ian
Macdonald
Ian
Macdonald

CHECKED
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0 INTRODUCTION 5
1.1 PURPOSE, PROJECT and SCOPE 5
1.2 DEFINITIONS and ABBREVIATIONS 6
2.0 SCOPE AND LIST OF SYSTEMS COVERED IN THIS DOCUMENT 12
2.1 GENERAL 12
2.2 ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS 12
2.3 EXTRA LOW VOLTAGE SYSTEMS 12
2.4 MECHANICAL SYSTEMS 13
2.5 PUBLIC HEALTH / PLUMBING SYSTEMS 13
2.6 MISCELLANEOUS SYSTEMS/TEST 14
3.0 COMMISSIONING RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS 15
3.1 COMMISSIONING TEAM 15
3.2 RESPONSIBILITIES 16
4.0 PROGRAMME AND PROGRESS REPORTING 23
4.1 COMMISSIONING PROGRAMME 23
4.2 PROGRESS REPORTING 24
5.0 OVERVIEW OF COMMISSIONING STRATEGY 28
5.1 TESTING STRATEGY 28
5.2 STAGES OF THE PROJECT 28
5.3 COMMISSIONING INSTRUMENTATION 42
6.0 SYSTEM DESCRIPTIONS. TESTING AND COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES
/ STRATEGY / INTERFACES 43
6.1 ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS 43
6.1.1 MV POWER SUPPLY DISTRIBUTION NETWORK. 43
6.1.2 MV CABLE DISTRIBUTION. 45
6.1.3 EMERGENCY GENERATOR SET 46
6.1.4 AUTOMATIC TRANSFER SWITCH 48
6.1.5 LV BOARDS (MDB’s, MCC’s and SMDB’s). 50
6.1.6 CAPACITOR BANKS. 52
6.1.7 VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVES. 54
6.1.8 BUS DUCT. 55
6.1.9 LV SYSTEM PROTECTION SETTINGS DERIVED FROM THE DISCRIMINATION
STUDY 56
6.1.10 LV DISTRIBUTION (DISTRIBUTION BOARDS and FINAL CIRCUITS.) 58
6.1.11 EARTHING AND BONDING SYSTEM 59
6.1.12 LIGHTNING PROTECTION SYSTEM. 60
6.1.13 UPS/BATTERY SYSTEMS. 61
6.1.14 LIGHTING AND LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM 63
6.1.15 EMERGENCY LIGHTING 65
6.2 EXTRA LOW VOLTAGE SYSTEMS 66
6.2.1 FIRE DETECTION AND ALARM SYSTEMS (FDAS) 66
6.2.2 BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. 69
6.2.3 PEDESTRIAN COUNTING SYSTEM (PCS) 71
6.2.4 SECURITY – ACCESS CONTROL AND INTRUSION DETECTION SYSTEM (ACID) 73
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6.2.5 VIDEO SURVEILLANCE / CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION SYSTEM (CCTV) 75
6.2.6 CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTION SYSTEM (COD) 77
6.2.7 STRUCTURED CABLING SYSTEM – TELEPHONE/DATA (SCS) 78
6.2.8 PUBLIC ADDRESS / VOICE EVACUATION SYSTEM (PA/VE) 81
6.2.9 INTERCOM SYSTEMS 83
6.2.10 PARKING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (PMS) 85
6.2.11 WIRELESS RADIO SYSTEM 87
6.2.12 GSM SYSTEM 87
6.3 MECHANICAL SYSTEM 88
6.3.1 HYDRAULIC PRESSURE TESTING OF PIPEWORK 88
6.3.2 CONDENSER WATER PUMPS 89
6.3.3 CHILLED WATER PUMPS 90
6.3.4 HEATING WATER PUMPS 92
6.3.5 FUEL OIL PUMPS AND SYSTEM 93
6.3.6 FLUSHING and CHEMICAL TREATMENT OF HVAC PIPEWORK 95
6.3.7 HVAC PIPED SYSTEM PRESSURISATION UNITS 96
6.3.8 HVAC PIPED SERVICES WATER DOSING SYSTEM 97
6.3.9 LTHW BOILERS 98
6.3.10 DUCTWORK LEAKAGE TESTING 100
6.3.11 FIRE DAMPER DROP TESTS 101
6.3.12 AIR HANDLING UNITS AND MISCELLANEOUS FANS 103
6.3.13 SMOKE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM 106
6.3.14 REFRIGERANT PIPING PRESSURE TESTING 108
6.3.15 VRV SPLIT SYSTEM AIR CONDITIONING UNIT 109
6.3.16 FAN COIL UNITS 110
6.3.17 TESTING and BALANCING OF HVAC SYSTEMS 111
6.4 PLUMBING / PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEMS 113
6.4.1 HYDRAULIC PRESSURE TESTING OF PIPEWORK 113
6.4.2 CONDENSE PIPEWORK FLOOD TESTING 114
6.4.3 WATER STORAGE TANKS AND ASSOCIATED PUMP SYSTEMS 115
6.4.4 WATER SERVICES TESTING 117
6.4.5 CHLORINATION OF POTABLE WATER SYSTEM 119
6.4.6 SEWAGE and SUMP PUMPS 120
6.4.7 ABOVE and BELOW GROUND DRAINAGE SYSTEMS 121
6.4.8 FIRE FIGHTING PUMP SYSTEM (SPRINKLERS) 122
6.4.9 FIRE FIGHTING – CLEAN AGENT EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM. 125
6.4.10 FIRE FIGHTING – CO2 SYSTEM. 126
6.4.11 FIRE FIGHTING – KITCHEN HOOD FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM. 127
6.4.12 LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS SYSTEM. 128
6.5 MISCELLANEOUS SYSTEMS 129
6.5.1 LIFTS. 129
6.5.2 ESCALATORS. 131
6.5.3 PERMIT TO WORK. 132
6.5.4 INTEGRATED SYSTEM TESTING PLAN (DOOMS DAY TESTING). 132
6.5.5 VIBRATION, SOUND and LIGHTING SURVEYS. 133
6.5.6 48 HOUR PERFORMANCE TESTING 135
6.5.7 THERMOGRAPHIC TESTING 136


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1.0 INTRODUCTION

1.1 PURPOSE, PROJ ECT and SCOPE

1.1.1 PURPOSE
This document defines the methodology for the inspection, testing and commissioning
of the Mechanical, Electrical and Extra Low Voltage Systems (ELV) for the Beirut City
Centre from project planning through construction, testing and commissioning, client
training, acceptance / handover and post completion checks for the Works. This
procedure reflects the requirements of the Contract Documents and the obligations of
the Employer and their relevant contractors, subcontractors and equipment suppliers as
well as a streamlined approach to allow for complete testing of the systems while
maintaining the necessary requirements associated with the works.

This is achieved by beginning in the design phase and documenting design intent and
continuing through construction, acceptance and the warranty period with actual
verification of performance.

The Draft Commissioning Plan is not intended to conflict with any of the Contract
Documents. Any conflicts shall be brought to the attention of the Engineer.

1.1.2 PROJECT
Beirut City Centre will be a destination offering Beirut and the region the latest
Recreational and Shopping facilities. The shopping centre is located on the southern
suburb of Beirut, Lebanon.
BCC will set a new benchmark in Leisure and Entertainment facilities and operate
extended hours.
The BCC will include:-
 Carrefour (Supermarket)
 Cinema
 Magic Planet (Entertainment)
 Restaurants
 Food Court
 Major Anchors
 2100 parking spaces, below ground
The Retail Total Gross Area (excluding parking) = 58,000 m
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Project Site Commencement - October 2010
Overall Project Completion - October 2012

1.1.3 SCOPE
A full Commissioning Management Team will be appointed to manage, co-ordinate,
monitor, witness and verify all testing and commissioning of the building engineering
services.

CML are the Commissioning Authority (CxA) as required by the USGBC LEED® CS
2009 (V3) and are consultants to the Construction Supervisor, Majid Al Futtaim (MAF).
The CxA will set up the Commissioning Team as early as possible, which will include
commissioning representatives from, but not limited to:
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 The Employer/Developer – MAF Properties
 The Project Manager – MAF
 Employer Facilities Manager - MAF
 Architect/Prime Consultant – Samir Khairallah Partners
 MEP Consultant – Barbanel
 General Contractor –
 MEP Sub-contractor –
 Specialist Sub-contractors and Suppliers

CML will manage the Commissioning Process as per the requirements of USGBC
LEED® V3to enable compliance with the following:-

 EA Prerequisite 1: Fundamental Commissioning of the Building Energy
Systems
 EA Credit 3: Enhanced Commissioning


1.2 DEFINITIONS and ABBREVIATIONS


1.2.1 DEFINITIONS

Acceptance Phase: The process of advancing systems, beyond the individual system
start-ups, to a state of fully integrated, demonstrated, and documented operational
order, according to design documents, during which the Employer‟s operating personnel
is instructed in correct integrated systems operations.

The commissioning process shall encompass and coordinate system documentation,
equipment start-up, control system calibration, testing and balancing, performance
testing and training, and will:

 Verify and document proper performance of equipment and systems;
 Verify that the delivered O and M documentation is thorough and complete;
 Verify that the Employer‟s operating personnel are adequately trained.
 Identification of deficiency or areas needing remedial actions and required
timing for completion, such as, immediate need to complete test before
further work or future testing, or before system handover.

Design Team: The prime consultant (architect) and consultants (engineers) who
comprise the design team.

Areas of Conflict: Where commissioning requirements conflict with technical design
provisions or other requirements of the Contract Documents, prompting the Contractor
to issue a request for clarification.

Basis of Design: A document that records concepts, calculations, decisions, and
product selections used to meet the Employer‟s Project Requirements (EPR) and to
satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, standards, and guidelines. The document
includes both narrative descriptions and lists of individual items that support the design
process.

Commissioning Authority: An independent entity (or agent employed on behalf of the
entity) not associated with the work of the Design Team members or Contractor, but
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may be contracted as a consultant or subcontractor to them. This entity leads, plans,
schedules, coordinates the Cx team and implements the Commissioning Plan.

Commissioning Is the process to take the equipment / system from a state of static
completion to a fully functioning system and provides documentation to confirm that the
equipment / systems operate in compliance with all contract documentation and
operational criteria. Documented confirmation is provided that building systems function
in compliance with criteria set forth in the Contract Documents and Employer
operational criteria.

The Commissioning Plan is an overall plan, developed by t he Commi ssi oni ng
Aut hor i t y dur i ng t he Pr e- const r uct i on Phase t hat outlines the Cx team
organization, communication paths, schedule, allocation of resources, matrix of
responsibilities and documentation requirements (guidelines) of the commissioning
process for the Beirut City Centre project.

The Commissioning Plan is a „LIVE‟ document and, as such, will be subject to
constant review during the Construction Phase through to hand over of the Beirut city
Centre project as the process of material submittal and approval and shop drawing
production and equipment / system installation continues.

Construction Phase: The period during which the fabrication, assembly and
installation of the system, or a distinct element of the system, is carried out on-Site.

During the construction phase it is intended to achieve the following specific
objectives according to the Contract Documents:

Verify that applicable equipment and systems are installed according to the
manufacturer‟s recommendations and to industry accepted standards.

Identification of deficiency or areas needing remedial actions and required timing for
completion, such as, immediate need to complete t he i nst al l at i on or st at i c
testing before the commencement of the Acceptance Stage of the project.

Contract Documents: The documents binding on parties involved in the construction of
this Project (drawings, specifications, Engineer‟s Instructions, Variation Orders,
amendments, contracts, Cx plan, etc.).
Contractor: The Contractor and its subcontractors.

Contractor’s Pre-Commissioning Checklists: Includes installation and start-up items
as specified to be completed by the Contractor independent of the CxA Commissioning
Plan.

Deferred Functional Tests: Tests that are performed after Taking-Over. (As defined in
section 5.2.4.2 (F) of the commissioning plan). Due to partial occupancy, equipment,
seasonal requirements, design or other site conditions that disallow the test from being
performed. Deferred functional tests must be approved by the CxA.

Deficiency: A condition in the installation or function of or system that is not in
compliance with the contract documents.

Design Intent: a dynamic document (specification 01 86 00 – Building services
engineering requirements) that provides the explanation of the ideas, concepts and
criteria that are considered to be very important to the Employer. It is initially the
outcome of the programming and conceptual design phases.

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Employer: the Employer is used to collectively cover MAF

Employer-Contracted Tests: Tests paid for by the Employer outside the Contract and
for which the CxA does not oversee.

Employer’s Project Requirements: Non-technical document developed under the
leadership of, and primarily by, the Engineer based on discussions with the Employer. It
states the concepts, budget, and performance criteria (including functional
requirements) to which the completed project must conform. It includes expectations of
how the building will be used and operated. This document is the basis for building
commissioning and includes items such as project goals, measurable performance
criteria, cost considerations, benchmarks, success criteria, and supporting information.
It is used by the engineers to develop their basis of design/design intent documentation.

Engineer: The Engineer as named in the Contract.

Final Commissioning Report: Document prepared by the CxA, which details the
actual Cx procedures performed, inspection and testing results, and the final version of
the deficiencies list indicating that all issues discovered through the Cx process have
been verified as resolved or accepted. The report also includes key items for
maintenance staff, such as fan and pump curves for equipment provided. A copy of the
final report is furnished to the Employer as a menu-driven CD for future reference.

Factory Acceptance Test (FAT): The objective of the Factory Acceptance Testing is
to provide confidence that the procured equipment / system meet the requirements of
the Contract Specification and design requirements. Once completed successfully,
provided operation and acceptance criteria are met, confidence can be gained that the
equipment will function correctly as part of the final system for which it is selected

The Factory Acceptance Test is carried out against the design operating conditions and
compared with the expected results. If there is a correct match for every case, the test is
said to pass. If not, the equipment / system shall be either: Rejected or accepted on
conditions agreed between the Engineer and the manufacturer.

In the event that a Factory Acceptance Test does not pass, the manufacturer shall
carryout all works that are required and the Sub Contractor will arrange for the Factory
Acceptance Test to be rescheduled at both, no cost to those attending and no detriment
to the project programme.

In the event that a Factory Acceptance Test does not pass, but conditions can be
agreed between the Consultant and the manufacturer, the test will be accepted on the
understanding that inspection will take place on site prior to installation into final location
of the equipment / system, to confirm those agreed conditions have been met.

Functional Performance Test (FPT): The FPT check sheets will be developed by the
contractor and reviewed by the Commissioning Authority in line with the final design and
installation. The written functional test procedures form in a sequential format and then
co-ordinates oversees and documents the actual testing which is usually performed by
the installing contractor or vendor. Functional performance testing takes place after pre-
functional (installation and start-up) tests have been completed.

Functional Performance Testing is the culmination of the Acceptance Stage of the
project and is the process of testing of the dynamic function and operation of
equipment and systems using manual (direct observation) or monitoring methods
including Static and Start-up (Energising) tests. Functional Performance Testing is the
dynamic testing of systems (rather than just components) under full operation
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(e.g., the Chilled water pump is tested interactively with the ETS functions to see if
the pump ramps up and down to maintain the differential pressure set-point).
Systems are tested under various modes, such as during low cooling or heating
loads, high loads, component failures, unoccupied premises, varying outside air
temperatures, fire alarm, power failure, etc. The systems are run through all the
control system‟s sequences of operation and components are verified to be
responding as the sequences state. The General Contractor coordinates, oversee
and document the actual testing, which is usually performed by the installing
contractor or vendor. FPT‟s are performed after pre-functional checklists and start-
ups are complete. Functional performance testing can be divided into two basic
categories.

Integrated Systems Tests: Integrate various “stand-alone” systems into a
coordinated set of integrated systems functioning together. Examples include Fire
Alarm System/Smoke Evacuation System/Elevator and Escalator Controls all
functioning in unison.

Issues Log: A list of systems/equipment or procedural deficiencies and issues that
have been noted. The list is prepared by the CxA and includes the current disposition of
each issue and the date of final resolution. Deficiencies include products/material,
installation, service, or systems/equipment performance that do not comply with the
Contract Documents and/or Commissioning Plan.

Manufacturing Phase: The period during which the manufacture, fabrication and
assembly of the system, or a distinct element of the system, is carried out off-Site;

Monitoring: Recording parameters (i.e. flow, current, status, pressure, etc.) of
equipment operation using data loggers or the trending capabilities of control systems.

O&M Manuals: Manuals used for the training, operations and maintenance of systems
and equipment. The Contractor should reference additional requirements in the
individual systems/equipment Specification Sections.

Pre-functional Test (PFT): The PFT check sheets to be developed by contractor and
thoroughly reviewed and approved by the Commissioning Authority in line with the final
design and installation. PFT checklists are used to verify systems/equipment that
installation and start-up activities comply with the Contract Documents and equipment
submittals. CxA verification can include inspections, tests and procedures to prepare
equipment for initial start-up and proper / continuous operation (such as cleanliness,
belt tension, oil levels OK, labels affixed, gauges in place, sensors calibrated, initial
settings, etc.). Operationally, the check sheets shall be used to verify system set points,
operating strategies, required component testing, correct rotation, and damper positions
prior to functional performance tests. They shall incorporate manufacturers‟ start-up
instructions. The check sheets require final sign-off by the Contractor and CxA prior to
continuing the commissioning process.

Seasonal Performance Tests: Functional performance tests that are deferred until
system design conditions can be replicated or simulated.

Specification: The specifications are a part of the Contract Documents and
supplements the Drawings. Specifications can also include procedures implied in the
Commissioning Plan.

Start-up: The initial start-up or activation of dynamic equipment.

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Subcontractor: Members of the construction team providing a service or product that
are contracted by the Contractor

System Tests: Involves testing a complete “stand-alone” system and all of its
components. Examples would be the electrical power distribution system, water
supply system, etc.

Training: Instructions and hands-on demonstration of operating and maintaining
systems and equipment.

Trending: Monitoring of equipment and sequences using the building control system or
data loggers.

Vendor: Supplier of equipment of service.

1.2.2 ABBREVIATIONS

The following details the more common abbreviations found in the Beirut City Centre
Commissioning Plan, and expected to be common place during the commissioning of
project.


PROJECT ORGANISATIONS
Operator Beirut City Centre (BCC)
Owner MAF Properties (MAF)
Developer/Employer MAF Properties (MAF)
PM MAF Properties (MAF)
CS Construction Supervisor (MAF-IC)
CA Construction Administration, made up of:
Architect / Lead Consultant (Samir Khairallah Partners)
and MEP design consultant (Barbanel)
CxA CML International - Commissioning Authority
GC TBA
SC TBA

REGULATORY AUTHORITIES
BM Beirut Municipality
CDA Civil Defence Authority



CONTRACT DOCUMENTATION
OPR Owners Project Requirements
BOD Basis of Design
CC Conditions of Contract
CMS Commissioning Method Statement
ITP Inspection and Test Plan
FCR Final Commissioning Report
IFC Issue for Construction

ACCEPTANCE PHASE
AP Acceptance Phase
FAT Factory Acceptance Test
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ICD Interface Control Document
Cx Commissioning
PFT Pre Functional Test
TAB Testing and Balancing (Commissioning)
FPT Final Performance Testing
C&E Cause and Effect Testing
IST Integrated Systems Testing
O&M Operating and Maintenance (Manuals)
WBDMS Web Based Data Management System.





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2.0 SCOPE and LIST OF SYSTEMS COVERED IN THIS DOCUMENT

2.1 GENERAL

This document relates to the requirements under the contract regarding Inspection,
Testing, Commissioning and Acceptance of the Mechanical, Electrical, ELV Plumbing
and Specialist Engineering Services as per the Contract Documents referenced and
listed in the reference section of this document.

The systems covered by this document are defined under the following general scope
headings:

 Electrical Systems (Section 2.2)
 Extra Low Voltage (ELV) Systems (Section 2.3)
 Mechanical Systems (Section 2.4)
 Plumbing and Public Health Systems (Section 2.5)
 Miscellaneous Systems (Section 2.6)


2.2 ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
 MV Power Supply Distribution Network
 MV Cable Distribution
 Transformers
 Emergency Generator Sets
 Auto Transfer Switches
 Bus Bar
 LV Boards (Motor Control Centres, Sub Main Distribution Boards)
 LV Final Distribution (DB‟s and Final Circuits)
 Capacitor Banks
 Variable Frequency Drives and Motor Starters
 Earthing
 Lightning Protection
 Lighting and Emergency Lighting
 UPS / Battery System


2.3 EXTRA LOW VOLTAGE SYSTEMS
 Fire Alarm, Fire Telephone and PAVA Systems (FAS, FTS And PAVA)
 Energy Management and Control System (BMS)
 Power Management and Control System (PMCS)
 Building Security and Access Control System.
 Close Circuit Television (CCTV), Intruder Detection Systems (IDS)
 Intercom Access System
 Voice/Data and CATV
 AV Systems
 Public Address Systems
 Master Antenna Television System (MATV)
 Mobile Telephone Network System (GSM)
 CO Monitoring and Car Park Ventilation Controls
 Leak Detection
 Interior/Exterior Lighting Controls and Occupancy Sensors
 Central Clock Systems
 Fuel Tank Leak Monitoring Systems

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2.4 MECHANICAL SYSTEMS
 Hydraulic Testing of Pipework
 LTHW Boilers
 Chilled Water Pumps
 Condenser Water Pumps
 LTHW Pumps
 Energy Recovery System Pumps
 Flushing and Chemical Cleaning of HVAC piped services
 Chilled Water and LTHW Pressurisation Units
 Chilled Water and LTHW Dosing Systems
 HWS Calorifiers
 Duct Work Leakage
 Fire Damper Drop Tests
 Motorised Smoke/Fire Dampers
 AHU‟s
 Centrifugal Fans and Axial Fans (Supply and Exhaust Ventilation)
 Smoke Management Ventilation Systems
 Refrigerant Piping
 VRV System
 Split System Air Conditioning Units
 Fan Coil Units
 Testing and Balancing of HVAC Systems
 Testing and Balancing of Chilled Water Distribution
 Testing and Balancing of Condenser Water Distribution
 Testing and Balancing of LTHW Distribution
 Smoke Control Systems
 Attenuation and Vibration Isolation


2.5 PUBLIC HEALTH / PLUMBING SYSTEMS
 Hydraulic Testing of Pipework
 Water Storage Tanks and Distribution
 Potable Water Booster Pumps
 Potable Water Systems
 Chlorination of Potable Water System
 Sewage and Sump Pumps
 Above Ground Drainage
 Below Ground Drainage
 Fire Fighting - Pumps
 Fire Fighting - Fire Suppression Piping and Hydrant Systems
 Fire Fighting - Clean Agent Extinguishing System
 HWS Calorifiers and Distribution
 Storm Water Collection
 Grey Water Collection
 Black Water Collection
 Water Treatment/Purification
 Water Recycling
 Domestic Hot Water Storage and Distribution
 Grey Water Systems / Condensate water collection
 Irrigation Water Systems
 Fuel Transfer Systems
 Equipment Make-up Water Systems
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 Fuel Handling
 Sand Filtration Systems


2.6 MISCELLANEOUS SYSTEMS/TEST
 Lifts and Interfaces
 Building Maintenance Units and Interfaces
 Water Features
 Permit to Work
 Integrated Systems Testing (Dooms Day Tests)
 Vibration and Sound and Lighting Level surveys
 48 hour performance testing
 Kitchen Equipment
 Waste Management
 Testing and Certification of all maintenance lifting devices installed as part of
the project.



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3.0 COMMISSIONING RESPONSIBILITIES and OBLIGATIONS

3.1 COMMISSIONING TEAM
The Contractor and all subcontractors shall designate one person to represent their own
company as the full-time Lead Commissioning Coordinator. Each Lead Commissioning
Coordinator shall participate as a member of the Commissioning Authority's
“Commissioning Team”. The Contractor and each subcontractor shall also designate a
backup person to represent their company and fill the role as a Lead Commissioning
Coordinator and participate as a member of the CxA Commissioning Team when there
are absences.

Company Contact name Contact details
EMPLOYER/DEVELOPER PRIMARY CONTACT
MAF Properties Ian Feast
Mobile: 00971 50 1071743
E-mail: Ian.Feast@maf.ae
PROJECT MANAGER/ENGINEER PRIMARY CONTACT
MAF Kamil Shamoun
Mobile: 00961 3 064364
E-mail: Kamil.shamoun@maf.ae
MEP DESIGN CONSULTANT PRIMARY CONTACT
Barbanel
Mohammad
Takkoush
Mobile: 00961 76 10 66
E-mail: barbanel@barbanel-me.com
CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISOR PRIMARY CONTACT

FACILITIES MANAGER PRIMARY CONTACT



COMMISSIONING AUTHORITY PRIMARY CONTACT
CML International (Dubai) Ian Macdonald
Mobile: 00971 50 450 2151
E-mail: ian.macdonald@cmlgroup.ae

GENERAL CONTRACTOR PRIMARY CONTACT / COMMISSIONING CO-ORDINATOR

MEP SERVICES CONTRACTOR PRIMARY CONTACT / COMMISSIONING CO-ORDINATOR


The above schedule details the main Commissioning Team members. The members
representing each contractor, vendor, supplier, sub-contractor, installer and specialist
required as part of the Commissioning Team are detailed within appendix section 7.7

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3.1.1 COMMUNICATION PATH
The draft commissioning communication path organogram for the project is summarised
in Section 7 (Appendices) of the Commissioning Plan. This will be subject to further
development.

3.1.2 MEMBERS APPOINTED BY EMPLOYER
Employer’s Staff: individuals each having authority to act on behalf of and represent
the Consulting organisations and to execute the authorities so vested in them as per
the terms of the Contract.

Employer’s Project Staff: staff that by definition has responsibilities in regard to the
testing and commissioning procedures and those who have the authority to sign off
and accept the tested and commissioned Works.

Employer’s Operations and Maintenance Staff: personnel (or those entities that
perform O and M / FM Services on behalf of the Employer), who will participate in
Testing and Commissioning activities, including training.

Commissioning Authority, CML, has been appointed by Majid Al Futtaim Properties
(MAF) (CS) as the Commissioning Authority (CxA) to manage all the commissioning.
CML have authority to act on behalf of MAF to implement the testing and
commissioning process through coordinated actions.

CML‟s team consists of a Project Director, a Project Manager, an Electrical Project
Manager an ELV Engineer and Witnessing Engineers.

CML‟s documentation team consists of a Document Manager and an assistant.

3.1.3 MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR /
SUBCONTRACTOR / TRADE CONTRACTORS and VENDORS
All Contractors/Subcontractors/Vendors will appoint a Full Time lead Commissioning
Co-ordinator to become their single point of contact having authority to act on behalf
of the entity he or she represents. The team will consist of, but may not be limited to,
representatives of the Trade Subcontractor, Material/Equipment Vendor, installation
subcontractors, other suppliers, and other specialists as deemed appropriate.

3.1.4 MEMBERS REQUIRED FOR STATUTORY INSPECTIONS
Governmental Agency Staff: Representatives of the various Governmental
Agencies who are required by regulations or contracts to attend such inspections,
such as Civil Defence.


3.2 RESPONSIBILITIES

3.2.1 EMPLOYER’S (Majid Al Futtaim) RESPONSIBILITIES

1 Provide the OPR documentation to the Cx team for information and use.
2 Provide the BOD documentation, prepared by the Engineer and approved by
the Employer, to the CxA and Contractor for use in developing the Cx plan,
systems manual, and O&M training plan.
3 Ensure the participation of Employer‟s chosen representatives as required to
complete the commissioning and LEED certification processes.
4 Assign FM personnel and schedule them in co-ordination with the
Commissioning Authority to participate in Cx team activities.
 Coordination and Planning meetings.
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 Training in operation and maintenance of systems, subsystems, and
equipment.
 Attending Testing and Commissioning meetings.
 Demonstration of operation of systems, sub systems, and equipment.

3.2.2 CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION (MAF-IC) RESPONSIBILITIES

1 Participate with the Employer in developing the OPR and BOD documentation.
Review and revise as necessary throughout the Project duration.
2 The Design Team shall provide, in a timely manner, the necessary
representatives from the design team as required for completing the
commissioning and LEED certification processes. Design team members will be
expected to provide prompt replies to RFI requests issued during the Cx
process. Copies of all submittals pertaining to system to be commissioned shall
be transmitted by the Employer or Design Team to the CxA for review and
comment.
3 Prepare commissioning testing final acceptance criteria.
4 Review and comment on the commissioning Plan.
5 Review and approve all commissioning related submittals, method statements
and construction documentation.
6 Attend and participate where required in commissioning meetings.
7 Sign off the commissioning results are acceptable.
8 Participate in determination of final controls system input/output points list and
sequences of operation as required to complete functional test procedures with
the Engineer, CxA, and controls contractor.
9 Assist the Cx team in resolving technical problems that arise during
construction, start-up and functional testing.
10 Witness Factory Acceptance Testing whenever required by the Contract
Documentation, the Project Specifications and the Employer.
11 Incorporate commissioning requirements into the construction documents.

3.2.3 PROJECT MANAGER’S (MAF) RESPONSIBILITIES

1 Review the commissioning schedule and ensure it is integrated into the
project master construction program.
2 Receive all commissioning submittals, i.e. operating and maintenance
manuals from the GC.
3 Attend and participate in all commissioning meetings.
4 Attend the review of building operation that is to take place with operating and
maintenance staff and occupants. This review is to take place within 10 months
of substantial completion.

3.2.4 CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISOR’S (MAF-IC) RESPONSIBILITIES

1 Observe and inspect construction and report progress and deficiencies. In
addition to compliance with the Contract Documents, inspect systems and
equipment installation for adequate accessibility for maintenance and
component replacement or repair.

3.2.5 CML’s RESPONSIBILITIES

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1 The primary role of the CxA is to develop and coordinate execution of the
Commissioning Plan through the organization and leadership of the project Cx
team.
2 The CxA is not responsible for the design concepts, design criteria, code
compliance, construction scheduling, cost estimating, or construction
management.
3 The CxA will review the OPR and BoD for clarity and completeness, and issue
comments.
4 Provide a draft and final Commissioning Plan.
5 Co-ordinate and update the phased Testing and Commissioning Plan.
6 Prepare the Operating and Maintenance manual template
7 Review Operation and Maintenance manuals for commissioning content.
8 Review and comment on the General contractors Commissioning Programme.
9 Review and comment on all Cx-related specifications, equipment submittals,
design, and construction documents. Communicate noted deficiencies and
concerns to the Employer‟s representative.
10 Review and approve training curriculum as developed by the Contractor.
11 Develop detailed and specific operational and functional testing procedures for
equipment and systems to be commissioned (including project-specific
construction checklists).
12 Convene team meetings / workshops for the purpose of co-ordination,
communication and conflict resolution, discuss and report progress of testing
and commissioning processes. Responsibilities include arranging for Facilities,
preparing agenda and attendance lists and notifying participants. Preparation
and distribution of minutes to team members and attendees within a time frame
agreed at the outset of Testing and Commissioning.
13 Co-ordinate and chair Cx meetings as necessary to facilitate the Cx process,
maintain the project schedule, assist with resolving identified issues, and
provide meeting minutes to Cx team.
14 Review the TAB specifications and reports, and spot-check the TAB process.
Roughly 10% of the TAB report will be randomly checked for accuracy by the
CxA.
15 Perform site inspections and verify the Contractor readiness for the operational
and functional testing process. Document observed conditions in site visit
reports.
16 Verify the execution of Cx process activities. Verification will include, but is not
limited to, equipment submittals, construction checklists, training, operating and
maintenance data, random sampling, tests, and test reports to verify
compliance with the OPR.
17 Prepare and maintain the commissioning issues log.
18 Witness Factory Acceptance Testing as required by the Contract
Documentation, the Project Specifications and the Employer.
19 Witness Contractor-performed systems, assemblies, equipment, and
component start-up whenever scheduled in advance or required by the
Employer.
20 Verify that the requirements for training of operations personnel and building
occupants are completed.
21 Collect all documentation from the Contractor‟s start-up forms, flush-out
verification, pressure tests, testing and balancing data, installation checklists,
PFT checklists, FPT sheets, site visit reports, issues log, and any other forms
used to document the commissioning process. Review the closeout
documentation with the mechanical and electrical engineers and prepare the
agenda of items to be clarified or tested to complete the commissioning process
for the Employer‟s acceptance of the systems.
22 Recommend acceptance of systems/equipment to the Employer after all items
of commissioning have been successfully completed.
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23 Verify the installation and performance of commissioned systems.
24 Provide the Employer with a final Cx report to document the Cx process and to
verify that the Cx process has been completed. Provide a menu-driven CD of all
Cx documentation for the Employer‟s records.
25 Provide a summary of the final commissioning report.
26 Compile test data, inspection reports, and certificates; include them in the
systems manual per the LEED EA Enhanced Credit-3 requirements.
27 Develop a plan for the review of the building operation within 10 months after
Substantial Completion.
28 Subsequent to Taking-Over, provide a 10 month review of systems/equipment
per LEED EA Enhanced Credit-3 requirements.
29 Perform all tasks outlined in LEED® CS 2009 (V3) Pre requisite 1 and EA
Credit 3 Enhanced Commissioning, and prepare all the necessary submittals to
meet Credit EA3 requirements.


3.2.6 GENERAL CONTRACTOR / SUBCONTRACTORS / TRADE
CONTRACTORS and VENDORS RESPONSIBILITIES

A. The Contractor shall assign full time representatives with expertise and
authority to act on its behalf and shall schedule them to participate in and
perform Cx process activities including, but not limited to, the following:

1. Prepare equipment submittals for review by Engineer and Cx Agent. Equipment
submittals shall represent the materials, equipment and systems operation as
specified by the Contract Documents. Submittals that are in difference with the
intent of the Contract Documents shall include either a ”Request for
Clarification” or “Substitution Request”.
2. Evaluate performance deficiencies identified in test reports and, in collaboration
with entity responsible for system and equipment installation, recommend
corrective action.
3. Cooperate with the CxA for resolution of issues recorded in the issues log.
4. Attend Cx meetings as required to facilitate the Cx process.
5. Integrate and coordinate Cx process activities with Master Programme
(Construction Schedule). The schedule is to identify, among other milestones,
the completion of all Contractor pre-commissioning checklists, preliminary TAB
report, operational and functional performance testing, initiation and completion
of the performance period indicated in the specification, and training for the
systems specified. The performance period is to be coordinated with any
required building purge or occupancy schedules required by the Employer. The
initial schedule shall identify the pertinent Cx milestones as outlined above.
6. Coordinate all subcontractor or vendor training required per Contract
Documents.
7. Coordinate all subcontractor/vendor activities necessary to identify and correct
deficiencies during the Defects Notification Period.

B. Coordinate participation of the mechanical subcontractors in the Cx process.
This shall include but not be limited to HVAC, Piping, Plumbing, Fire Protection
and other disciplines identified in Divisions 22 and 23 of the Specifications in
order to:

1. Coordinate installation of mechanical systems and equipment with equipment
suppliers, mechanical subcontractors, and electrical contractor. Verify that
coordination, installation, quality control, and final subcontractor testing have
been completed such that installed systems and equipment comply with
construction documents.
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2. Notify the CxA and Engineer as soon as possible of any issues identified during
construction that may affect the Cx process or final system performance.
3. Complete PFT and FPT documents provided by the CxA as required.
4. Process the CxA‟s issues log to the appropriate parties for timely resolution and
return to CxA for recheck.
5. Perform start-up and testing of mechanical equipment and systems and
document as required with start-up reports.
6. Attend Cx meetings as required to facilitate the Cx process.
7. Operate equipment and systems as required for operational and functional
performance testing.
8. Participate in the fine tuning or troubleshooting of systems or equipment for
proper performance.
9. Provide complete operation and maintenance information and final record
drawings to the Contractor for verification, organization, and distribution.
10. Provide training for the systems specified. Submit the training plan and agenda,
at least two weeks in advance of the scheduled trainings, to the CxA for
approval, through appropriate parties. Training shall not be performed until the
Cx process is 100% complete and the training plan and agenda have been
approved by the CxA.

C. Coordinate participation of the electrical subcontractors in the Cx process in
order to:

1. Coordinate the installation of electrical systems and equipment with equipment
suppliers, electrical subcontractors, and mechanical contractor.
2. Verify that coordination, installation, quality control, and final subcontractor
testing have been completed such that installed systems and equipment comply
with construction documents.
3. Notify the CxA and Engineer immediately of any issues identified during
construction that may affect the commissioning process or final system
performance.
4. Complete PFT and FPT documents provided by the CxA as required.
5. Perform start-up and testing of electrical system equipment and systems as
required, document with start-up reports, and submit to the CxA.
6. Operate equipment and systems as required for FPT.
7. Participate in fine-tuning or troubleshooting of system performance if either of
these measures becomes necessary.
8. Provide complete operation and maintenance information and final record
drawings to the Contractor for verification, organization and distribution.
9. Provide training for the systems specified. Submit the training plan and agenda,
up to two weeks in advance of the scheduled trainings, to the CxA for approval.
Training shall not be performed until the Cx process is 100% complete and the
training plan and agenda have been approved by the CxA.

D. Coordinate participation of the fire alarm subcontractors in the Cx process in
order to:

1. Provide CxA and control contractor with fire alarm system and wiring diagrams,
narrative sequences of operation prior to Cx.
2. Participate in any required efforts to finalize sequences of operations with the
Employer, designers, and CxA.
3. Coordinate installation of fire alarm system with equipment suppliers,
mechanical subcontractors, and electrical contractor. Verify that coordination,
installation, quality control, and final subcontractor testing have been completed
such that installed systems and equipment comply with construction
documents.
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4. Notify the CxA, designers and construction manager as soon as possible of any
system installation issues identified during construction that may compromise
system control capability.
5. Participate in start-up and operational and functional testing as required. This
shall require the full-time support of the Contractor with the CxA during the
operational and functional tests.
6. Provide complete the Contractor supporting documentation as required
demonstrating completion of fire alarm system installation, point verification,
start-up and testing, and submit to the CxA.
7. Attend Cx meetings as required to facilitate the Cx process.
8. Provide the CxA and construction manager with final documentation for all
installed conditions, including final record drawings and detailed narrative
sequences of operation as determined during Cx process.
9. Provide training for the systems specified. Submit the training plan and agenda,
up to two weeks in advance of the scheduled trainings, to the CxA for approval.
Training shall not be performed until the Cx process is 100% complete and the
training plan and agenda have been approved by the CxA.

E. Coordinate participation of the controls subcontractors in the Cx process in
order to:

1. Provide CxA and mechanical contractor with controls system and wiring
diagrams, narrative sequences of operation, and software documentation
printout of actual programmed sequences prior to equipment start-up and
testing.
2. Participate in any required efforts to finalise sequences of operations with the
Employer, Engineer, designers, contractors and CxA.
3. Coordinate installation of controls system with equipment suppliers, mechanical
subcontractors, and electrical contractor. Verify that coordination, installation,
quality control, and final subcontractor testing have been completed such that
installed systems and equipment comply with construction documents.
4. Notify the CxA, designers and construction manager as soon as possible of any
system installation issues identified during construction that may compromise
system control capability.
5. Participate in start-up and operational and functional testing as required. This
shall require dedicated, full time support to the CxA in operational and functional
testing efforts during Cx.
6. Complete contractor pre-commissioning checklist and other supporting
documentation as required demonstrating completion of control system
installation, point-to-point verification (including sensor calibration), start-up and
testing, and submit to the CxA.
7. Review and provide comment as necessary of CxA furnished functional
performance test sheets for adherence to the approved sequence of operation.
8. Participate in FPT of mechanical equipment. Place specific systems as directed
by CxA into test modes for FPT.
9. Attend Cx meetings as required to facilitate the Cx process.
10. Participate in the controls integration meetings to discuss control sequences,
devices, and scope of work and Employer‟s operation of the systems.
11. Participate in fine-tuning or troubleshooting of system performance if either of
these measures becomes necessary.
12. Provide the CxA and construction manager with final documentation for all
installed conditions, including final record drawings and detailed narrative
sequences of operation as determined during Cx process.
13. Provide training for the systems specified. Submit the training plan and agenda,
up to two weeks in advance of the scheduled trainings, to the CxA for approval.
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Training shall not be performed until the Cx process is 100% complete and the
training plan and agenda have been approved by the CxA.

F. Coordinate participation of the test, adjust and balance (TAB) subcontractors in
the Cx process in order to:

1. Review the Cx plan, schedule, and functional test procedures. Provide the input
required to develop final plans and procedures.
2. Coordinate balancing activities with those of the mechanical and controls
contractors. Verify that coordination, installation, quality control, and final
subcontractor testing have been completed to allow proper balancing work to be
performed.
3. Notify the CxA, designers and construction manager as soon as possible of any
system installation or performance issues that may compromise the ability of the
system to be balanced.
4. Participate in start-up and testing as required.
5. Attend Cx meetings as required to facilitate the Cx process.
6. Provide preliminary TAB report, indicating all actual field values recorded, to the
CxA, designer and construction manager, prior to initiation of operational and
functional testing. A preliminary TAB report shall be submitted within seven (7)
working days after completion of the balancing work. If job conditions require
the TAB work be divided by logical systems, the preliminary TAB report will be
submitted in logical sections within seven (7) working days after completion of
the balancing work on each system.
7. Assist during the operational and functional testing as required.
8. Coordinate with CxA a minimum of 10% verification of selected systems
identified by the CxA.
9. Participate in fine-tuning or troubleshooting of system performance if either of
these measures becomes necessary.



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4.0 PROGRAMME and PROGRESS REPORTING

4.1 COMMISSIONING PROGRAMME
CML will assist the General contractor to develop an overall Testing and
Commissioning Programme, once completed and approved the Commissioning
Program will be integrated into the project master schedule, monitored and
updated by the General Contractor, incorporating comments and advice from
the Commissioning Authority, the Employer, the Consultant and the Sub
Contractor.

Stage 1
Utilising information from the Construction Programme and the Employers
Representative (Design Information) CML shall assist the General Contractor to
produce a Draft Skeleton Commissioning Programme.

The Commissioning Programme will highlight all significant dates, which will
include, but not be limited to, the following information:

 Design/production information release dates and approval for all the
mechanical, public health, electrical, fire alarm, security and lifts, etc.
engineering systems as defined in related specifications.
 Submission and approval of the detailed project specific commissioning
procedures and method statements for all the mechanical, public health,
electrical, fire alarm, security and lifts, etc. engineering systems as defined in
related specifications.
 Factory Acceptance (FAT) testing dates
 Building fabric completion dates that are critical for the commencement of the
pre-commissioning and commissioning.
 Dates for inspection of the completed installation of all the mechanical, public
health, electrical, fire alarm, security and lifts, etc. engineering systems as
defined in related specifications.
 Pre-commissioning dates for all the mechanical, public health, electrical, fire
alarm, security and lifts, etc. engineering systems as defined in related
specifications.
 Electrical power on dates to include:
- Consideration for any partial energisation regime imposed by Beirut
Civil Defence
- Primary HV Substation
- HV Ring Mains distribution
- Main LV switch rooms and distribution
- Motor Control Centres (MCC‟s) to mechanical plant
- Individual plant items
- Planned temporary power supply requirements
- Lifts
- Power supplies to Fire Alarm equipment
- Power supplies to BMS equipment
- Power supplies to security equipment
- Lighting and Lighting control systems
- Earthing
- Lightning protection
 Water supply available dates
 Gas supply available dates
 Foul and surface water system available dates
 Wild air dates
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 Commissioning dates for all the mechanical, public health, electrical, fire alarm,
security and lifts, etc. engineering systems as defined in related specifications.
 Dates for completion of the engineering services provided
 Dates and dependencies for systems in beneficial use
 Dates and durations for demonstrations of the engineering systems to the
statutory bodies.
 BCC representative staff training dates
 BCC demonstrations

Stage 2
The Commissioning Authority will review and comment on the Contractors programme.
The Employer, Project Manager and the Consultant shall formally approve the Draft
Skeleton Commissioning Programme for content and logic following CML
recommendation.

Stage 3
Utilising the approved Skeleton Commissioning Programme, the General Contractor
shall then produce a complete Commissioning Programme in conjunction with the Sub
Contractors, Trade Contractors, Vendors and the Specialists. They will then assign a
duration and manpower to each task therefore creating a workable programme. The
programme at this stage will have filters added so specific sub sections/services can be
drawn out to enable the General Contractor, Sub Contractors, Trade Contractors and
Vendors to assign the manpower required for a specific task or service.

Stage 4
The CxA shall review and comment on the contractors detailed commissioning
programme prior to the Employer, Project Manager and the Consultant formally
approving.

Stage 5
The General Contractor will integrate the Commissioning Programme into the Project
Master Programme. The General Contractor shall baseline the approved Master
Programme.

The General Contractor will report to the Project Team, on a monthly basis, the
accurate status of progress of all works on the Commissioning Programme. Interim
updates being prepared, if required, by the status and progress of the Commissioning
and Testing on site. By routinely updating the actual progress against the baseline
dates and reviewing variances, the General Contractor will report to the Commissioning
Team on any points of concern or delays and suggest acceleration solutions during the
weekly commissioning progress meetings.

(See Appendix 7.4 for a copy of the initial draft skeleton Commissioning
Programme)

4.2 PROGRESS REPORTING

Monthly Progress Report
CML will produce a Monthly Progress Report to record the accurate status of progress
of all works on the Commissioning Programme. CML will present the report to the
Project Team and report on any points of concern or delays and if possible suggest
acceleration solutions. The Commissioning Authority will also as part of the Monthly
Report, review and comment on the General Contractors report compiled from the
Commissioning Programme.

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The Progress Report will be compiled and presented to the Project Team, on a monthly
basis with interim updates being prepared if required by the status and progress of the
Commissioning and Testing on site.

CML will compile the written monthly report document that combines elements from all
the means of progress reporting detailed below. The monthly report will contain, as
attachments, those items listed above or the summary reports compiled from the
documents.

Site Observation Sheets
During the process of the regular site inspections during the construction and
commissioning phases of the project, CML will compile Site Observation Sheets to
present our comments on both the site inspections and on installation and testing
works, issued to the project management and design teams, General Contractor and
the relevant installing contractor for action. Sheets are to be returned with response to
the comments added in the space provided. A summary schedule of all issued Site
Observation sheets is also compiled and will form part of the regular Progress Report.

Document Review Sheets
Used to present CML‟s comments on all reviewed documents. Document Review
Sheets are issued to the project management, design teams, General Contractor and
the relevant installing contractor for action. Sheets are to be returned with response to
the comments added in the space provided. Summary schedules of all issued
Document Review Sheets and will form part of the regular Progress Report.

Commissioning Activity Schedules
The Commissioning Activity Schedules produced by CML are a detailed breakdown of
each element of commissioning for each service in a software generated spreadsheet
format, updated regularly and presented in A3 format to form the basis of the monthly
Progress Report. The CAS sheets show the progress of each facet of the
commissioning and testing process, giving all levels of site management a clear and
concise breakdown of status.

CAS sheets form the basis for monitoring all commissioning works and contain the
exact status of each system. Part of their function is to detail systems which do not
meet the specification requirements and the remedial actions required to finalise those
systems. The updates of the CAS sheets will be used as the basis for updating
progress on the Commissioning Programme.

A separate Commissioning Activity Schedules is created for each discipline, i.e.
Electrical, ELV, Mechanical, Plumbing and Public Health, Miscellaneous systems etc.
The Sheets are populated with each and every piece of plant and equipment installed
within the project, the entries are assigned a unique code and are arranged to be
filterable by all physical categories, i.e. Plant / equipment type, Building, Location, etc.
as well as by commissioning status and by plant performance results.

Executive summary Reports
The CAS sheets create automatically generated Executive Summary Reports which will
be included within the written monthly Progress Report. The Executive Summary
Reports consist of a tabular report and a graphical report.

PFT and FPT Logs
Dedicated PFT and FPT logs will be maintained by CML throughout the duration of the
project and will form part of the monthly Progress Report and ultimately part of the
Project Completion Report.

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Commissioning Issues Log
A dedicated Commissioning Issues log will be maintained by CML throughout the
duration of the project and will form part of the monthly Progress Report and ultimately
part of the Project Completion Report.

Samples of the Progress Report, the Executive Summary Reports and the
Commissioning Issues Log are contained within Section 7 of this Commissioning Plan.

Final Commissioning Report
CML will submit a final report to the Employer which includes a statement that the
completed Project meets the Employer‟s design intent and includes a narrative of the
results of the completed inspections, operational and functional testing. The final report
will also include an outline of the deficiency list and dates identifying items found and
dates items corrected. All open items will be identified in the report. Technical data from
the equipment shall be included as well as all test results, manufacturer‟s start-up
sheets, and testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB) reports.

CML will supply a soft copy on a CD to the Employer. The CD will be menu-driven and
include all documentation included within the final report.

At the conclusion of the commissioning process and after the final summary has been
completed, CML will formally recommend system and equipment performance
acceptance to the Consultant. Copies will be forwarded to the General Contractor.

The final commissioning report will include:

o Summary
o The Commissioning plan
o Commissioning site visit reports
o Submittal reviews
o O&M data reviews
o Training record and evaluations
o Pre-functional and Functional Test procedures
o System/equipment data sheets
o Contractor pre-commissioning checklists with start-up reports
o Pre-functional and Functional Test logs and check-sheets
o Inspection reports
o Issues Log (cleared and open items)

The final report will also include all of the submittal requirements to achieve LEED® CS
2009 (V3) EA pre requisite 1 and EA credit 3.

CML will ensure that all tests and Commissioning results, comments and tabulations are
signed and approved prior to incorporation. Any Deferred Functional Testing as
necessary for systems not tested due to seasonal constraints or other issues will be
addressed in the report.

Systems Manual
CML will develop and produce the system manual that will provide the employers
operating personnel with the information required to understand and operate the
commissioned systems.

The Systems Manual, which is in addition to the O&M Manuals produced by the
Contractor, focuses on operating, rather than maintaining the equipment, particularly the
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interactions between equipment. The Systems Manual shall include the following for
each commissioned system:

a) Final version of the BOD.
b) System single line schematic diagrams.
c) As-built sequences of operations, automatic controls schematic drawings and
original set points.
d) Operating instructions for integrated building engineering systems.
e) Recommended schedule of maintenance requirements and frequency, where
not included in the O&M manuals.
f) Recommended schedule for re-testing of commissioned systems with blank test
record sheets from the original Commissioning Plan.
g) Recommend schedule for calibrating sensors and actuators.

CML will compile the Systems Manual from information provided by the Project Team,
in particular, the General Contractor and Sub-contractors in accordance with LEED®
CS 2009 (V3) EA Credit 3 Enhanced Commissioning requirements.

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5.0 OVERVIEW OF COMMISSIONING STRATEGY

5.1 TESTING STRATEGY

The fundamental testing strategy is that during the manufacturing, construction and
commissioning phases of the works, system requirements as detailed in the technical
specifications are verified by inspection, test(s) or submission(s) which provide test
analysis or product data to prove that a specification requirement(s) have been met.
During the acceptance phase of the works a subset of this testing is again repeated in
the presence of the Employer and the Project Manager during the Final Acceptance
Tests prior to the taking over of the works.

5.2 STAGES OF THE PROJ ECT

5.2.1 DESIGN / PLANNING PHASE

5.2.1.1 COMMISSIONABILITY APPRAISAL
To enable a degree of services familiarisation CML will carry out a review of all contract
documentation such as the Owners Project Requirements (OPR), Basis of Design
(BOD), drawings, specifications, design information, specialist suppliers/manufacturers
design and shop drawings to ensure all standards are adhered too and that all
commissioning requirements are incorporated.

5.2.1.2 PRODUCTION OF COMMISSIONING PROGRAMME
The General Contractor will produce an integrated Commissioning Programme
incorporating all services, project sectors, segments and zone requirements, including
device and sub-system tests. The Programme will be compiled within the constraints of
the published contract and construction programmes. The Programme will show all key
milestones and partial hand overs together with all inter relationships and all interface
between systems and external services.
The production of the Commissioning Programme is detailed in Section 4.1 –
(Programme and Progress Reporting) of the Commissioning Plan.

5.2.1.3 PRODUCTION OF METHOD STATEMENT TEMPLATE
CML will produce a method statement template that fully complies with the project
specification and Employer requirements this will include but not be limited to:

 Introduction (Scope/objective)
 Prerequisites to Procedure
 Design Parameters
 Reference Documents/Drawings
 Pre Start Checks/Pre-commissioning
 Logic Diagram
 Commissioning/Test Procedures
 Interfaces
 Documentation
 Demonstration Procedures
 Instrumentation
 Staffing
 Safety Aspects and Permit to Work Requirements
 Attachments (ITP/Risk Assessments/Test Sheets)
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(See Appendix 7.2 for a copy of the template)

5.2.1.4 PRODUCTION OF O & M MANUAL TEMPLATE
CML will produce an Operation and Maintenance Manual template that fully complies
with the Project Specification and Employer‟s requirements. This shall include, but not
be limited to the following:

Manuals are to be divided into the following types:
 Operation and maintenance documentation directory
 Emergency Manuals
 Operation Manuals
 Product Maintenance Manual
 System and Equipment Maintenance Manual.

The production of the Operating and Maintenance Manuals is the General Contractor/
Sub-contractors responsibility. However the CML will review the commissioning result
section for completeness and clarity.

The Operation and Maintenance Manual Template contained within Section 7 of the
Commissioning Plan is reflects the requirements of the Contract Documentation, and
the Project Specification. The template is to be used by the Contractor to produce the
final training manuals.

5.2.2 MANUFACTURING and PRE-CONSTRUCTION PHASE

The Manufacturing and Pre-construction Phase includes manufacturing of equipment
and/or material. This shall include submission in respect of material acceptance and
detailed factory test procedures.

5.2.2.1 FACTORY ACCEPTANCE TESTS (FAT)
Factory acceptance tests will be carried out as per the specification requirements and
as per Appendix 7.12 (Factory Acceptance Testing method statement schedule). CML
will attend the Factory Acceptance Tests as required by the Employer and report on the
following:
 Review specialist suppliers/manufacturers test results carried out during the
FAT to ensure compliance to the specification.
 Advise of any failures in equipment tested and on the rectification measures
taken to ensure successful FAT.
 Collate all test results and reports into final documentation submissions and
Operating and Maintenance Manuals.

The requirements for Factory Acceptance Tests are defined within the Contract
Documentation / Project Specifications

Off-site Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) procedures shall be influenced by the
manufacturer‟s standard QA/QC procedures and as defined in their approved quality
manual but also must be scheduled to allow compliance with the Contract
Documentation, and the Project Specifications. The Procedures for each Factory
Acceptance Test shall be clearly defined within an approved Factory Acceptance Test
Method Statement. Any additional and/or alternative testing as required by the project
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specifications shall also be included within the Method Statement and carried out as
part of the Factory Acceptance Tests.

The FAT shall be defined into one of six (6) categories for each product as follows:

 Commercial (off the shelf) Equipment
 Project Specific Equipment
 Basic Functional Test (one unit per batch)
 Detailed Functional Tests (one unit per batch)
 Typical Unit Demonstration
 Factory Inspection Only

Each test shall be recorded, witnessed and certified in accordance with both the
manufacturers‟ standard quality inspection process and with the project specific
requirements (if any).

CML and the designer will witness factory testing as required by the Employer. The
requirements for attendance at all Factory Acceptance Testing for each system are
detailed within Section 6 (System descriptions - Testing and Commissioning
Procedures / Strategy / Interfaces) of the Commissioning Plan.

All records and witnessing of tests, provision of certificates and the like shall be in
accordance with project requirements.

QA certificates from all manufacturers/suppliers shall be provided not only for the item
of equipment/material tested, but also where available, for all individual components of
the equipment.

Any sub-manufacturers/sub-suppliers who has carried out individual component tests
shall also submit test certificates and test records as and where available.

All test records and/or certificates for all components or items of equipment/material
shall contain the following information:

 Equipment/Item Description
 Order number and original manufacturer‟s name
 Date of Test
 Component/Item Identification Number
 Component/Item Serial Number
 Type of Test conducted
 Result of Test and Comments thereon

FAT shall be carried out either on each product type/item of equipment, giving a typical
test result and certificate, guaranteeing that other items within the product type/range of
equipment will conform to these results, and/or on each individual product type/item of
equipment whereby each item shall have individual test results and certifications.

During any system installation as a pre-commissioning requirement, individual device
tests shall be performed.

5.2.2.2 KICK OFF MEETING MEETING
CML will arrange a kick off meeting with the Contractors and their Commissioning
Specialists as an introduction to all parties, and to introduce the commissioning process
and the commissioning plan.
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The kick off meeting is a one off introduction meeting and shall be attended by all the
Commissioning Team members. Subsequent meetings can be held when new
members of the project commissioning team are appointed.

CML will record and minute the Kick Off meeting and circulate these to all relevant
parties.


5.2.3 CONSTRUCTION PHASE

During this phase of the Works, installation of the services will be monitored and
reported on by CML with a particular regard to the commencement of the testing and
commissioning. The monitoring will pay particular attention to the status of any
installation, when individual device tests can commence, and the conformity of the
installation to the specification with regard to ensuring such installation is completed to
ensure testing and commissioning can be carried out with the least possible problems.
(I.e. ease of access to equipment, lines and levels of conduit, pipe or other linear
installations, connectivity to power and water etc.). This will be implemented through a
number of processes as outlined below.

5.2.3.1 SERVICES INSTALLATION MONITORING
CML will carry out site inspections to assess installation progress across all systems
and disciplines. Observations will be documented on a report using the CML Site
Observation Sheet as detailed in section 4.1 (Programme and Progress Reporting) of
the Commissioning Plan. CML will confer with the Construction Supervisor at regular
intervals to ensure installation conformity to specifications with regard to commissioning
media.

5.2.3.2 INSTALLATION REPORTING
The Construction Supervisor will put in place a formal handover document from the
installation team to the commissioning team prior to any pre-commissioning and
commissioning commencing.

The status of all equipment and systems during Pre Functional Testing and initial start-
up and the Acceptance phase of the project, i.e. Commissioning and Functional
Performance Testing the will be recorded in detail on the Web Based Data Management
System.

CML will carry out the following:-

 Receive and collate Pre Functional Test reports (PFT) from the General
Contractor with inspection sign off sheets to monitor system completion and
readiness for commissioning.
 Maintain a commissioning observation issues log of any items found. CML will
provide the log and test results to the Employer, Project Manager, General
Contractor and Sub-Contractors with recommended actions.

5.2.3.3 MONITOR IMPLEMENTATION OF COMMISSIONING REVIEW
(COMMISSIONABILITY APPRAISAL)
CML will follow up on their Commissionability Appraisal as described in section 5.2.1.1
to ensure all agreed comments/additional devices etc. as requested are implemented
initially onto construction drawings and subsequently installed on site.

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5.2.3.4 SPECIALIST COMMISSIONING METHOD STATEMENT REVIEW
CML will obtain from the subcontractors, trade contractors and vendors their dedicated
commissioning method statements, as per the template in Appendix 7.1, risk
assessments and individual service Inspection Test Plans. CML will then carry out the
following:

 Review and comment on the documents and assist where necessary to ensure
documents are of the required project standard and to ensure conformity to
contract documents.
 Produce a comprehensive commissioning documentation structure so that all
system records can be easily filed, retrieved and re-produced.

5.2.3.5 PRODUCTION OF DEDICATED TEST PACKS
The Subcontractors, Trade Contractors and Vendors shall produce for each individual
system a test pack of commissioning and testing documentation. For any system the
test pack shall consist of the following information as applicable to the equipment /
system / test being submitted:

Procedure Documentation:

 Commissioning inspection request sheet for the works being submitted.
 The installation completion check sheet and the inspection request for the
system / plant being submitted.
 The Pre Functional Test checks Sheet (Based on the CML draft).

Commissioning / Testing Documentation:

 Commissioning front / sign off sheet.
 Pre-commissioning information.

Plant / System Commissioning / Testing Information:

 System / plant test information
 Terminal / device test information.
 Documented description of any specific measures / conditions created to carry
out the testing of the plant / system.
 System schematic / layout drawings, (pressure profile for TAB documentation)

Supporting Information:

 System plant selection data.
 Plant and system design information.
 Copy of calibration certificate for any instrument used during the commissioning
/ testing documentation being submitted.
 Commissioning report to detail the commissioning of the system, and to include,
any issues recorded during commissioning and any specialist conditions that
needed to be created for commissioning.

As part of the pre-installation activities the indexing and filing system for all test sheets
will be agreed and implemented.
5.2.3.6 OPERATING and MAINTENANCE MANUAL PREPARATION and
REVIEW
The Contractor shall submit a draft electronic copy via Aconex with two supplemental
hard copies of each manual at least 120 days before requesting inspection before
applying for a Taking-Over Certificate and shall include a complete operation and
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maintenance directory. The Engineer will return one copy of the draft and mark whether
general scope and content of manual are acceptable.

During the installation works, the production of the Operating and Maintenance Manuals
shall commence. Each subcontractor, supplier, specialist manufacturer etc., shall
produce a complete O and M Manual utilising the template in Appendix 7.3
Manuals are to be divided into the following types:
 Operation and maintenance documentation directory
 Emergency Manuals
 Operation Manuals
 Product Maintenance Manual
 System and Equipment Maintenance Manual.
The CxA shall review O and M manuals prior to approval of the training schedule, and
the contractor shall provide the approved O and M manuals to the CxA prior to
commencement of the Client Training

5.2.3.7 COMMISSIONING MEETINGS
CML will arrange and administer regular meetings to agree and submit all relevant
documentation for testing and commissioning and ensure that each meeting agenda
covers all relevant topics such as:
 Health and Safety
 Documentation Progress - Method Statements, Test Sheet Package
Production, Operating and Maintenance Manuals Production.
 Installation Progress affecting Commissioning.
 Wild Air and other milestones progress.
 Individual services testing and commissioning reports.
 Testing and Commissioning Progress (after commencement).
 Coordination and interface (internal and external) reports.
 Interface from Construction to Commissioning

These meetings will be held every two weeks prior to the commissioning period and
increase in frequency as the commissioning gains momentum / progresses.

Commissioning Meetings shall be attended by the main commissioning team members
as detailed in Section 3.1 (Commissioning Team) of the Commissioning Plan, and the
Vendors / Suppliers and the Sub Contractors / Specialists team members as detailed in
Section 7.7.1 (Vendors/Suppliers subcontractors and specialists representatives) of the
Commissioning Plan.

CML will record and minute all commissioning meetings and circulate these to all
relevant parties.

5.2.4 COMMISSIONING and HANDOVER PHASE

5.2.4.1 GENERAL
Commissioning includes setting to work, testing and balancing and performance testing
to demonstrate adequacy of the system, and complete verification of the performance of
all the systems and services.

The process shall encompass all system documentation, start-up and continuous (time
period) testing, calibrations, testing and balancing, training and after all results are
accepted, inclusion into the final Operation and Maintenance Manuals.
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It is intended that the commissioning process achieves the following:

 Direct and witness Functional Performance Testing (FPT) of each system and
piece of equipment to demonstrate that the systems and equipment are
operating in accordance with the design intent and the contract documents.
Functional Performance testing shall include operating the system and
components through each of the written sequences of operation, as well as,
point to point verification of critical components.
 Verification that equipment and systems are installed correctly in accordance
with the contract documents, the manufacturers‟ recommendations and good
industry practice.
 Verification of correct performance of all equipment and systems. - Review the
Testing and Balancing (TAB) reports and witness the results as required to
achieve comfort that the works are as documented. This would normally
amount to a minimum of 10% of readings.
 Verify that the Operational and Maintenance documentation is complete,
adequate, and understandable and has been produced and delivered in
accordance with the contract.
 Identification of any faults / failures and the requirement of remedial actions as
to whether these are to be carried out prior, during or after the Final Acceptance
Tests.
 Maintain a commissioning observation issues log of any items found. CML will
provide the log and test results to the Employer, Project Manager, General
Contractor and Sub Contractors with recommended actions
 The CxA shall review record drawings, O&M manuals, and resolution of items
listed on the CxA Issues Log for completeness prior to approval of the training
schedule.
 The Contractor shall provide training to the Employer‟s operations and
maintenance personnel (and, if applicable, contracted maintenance suppliers)
prior to Taking-Over of the Works.
 The CxA will document and communicate deficiencies with the PFT and FPT
check sheets, O&M manuals, Record Drawings, and readiness for
commencement of systems/equipment training directly to the Employer.

Upon complete installation of any individual equipment component or complete system
a series of precedent actions need to be undertaken before actual system
commissioning takes place. These are generally divided into the following categories:

 Equipment and System Inspections
 Individual Component/Equipment Tests
 Sub-System Functional Tests
 Segmental System tests
 Laboratory Tests
 Zone Testing
 Individual Integration/Interface Tests
 Full System Commissioning
 Final Performance Tests


5.2.4.2 COMMISSIONING LOOK-AHEAD SCHEDULE AND NOTIFICATION.

Two weeks prior to the beginning of start-up or test activities for each system, the
Contractor shall provide a detailed look-ahead schedule. This schedule shall be
updated weekly and shall provide information to include date, time, beginning location,
and anticipated duration of each start-up or test activity. The Contractor shall notify the
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CxA in writing at least 72 hours in advance of any changes to this schedule. The CxA
will witness the equipment start-up by the manufacturer‟s representative per the
specifications.

When systems are ready for final Cx verification, the Contractor shall notify the CxA, in
writing, at least 72 hours in advance. Should the initial verification test for
systems/equipment reveal items that are not performing as specified, the CxA shall
provide one re-inspection of the item at no additional cost to the Contractor. The
Contractor shall be liable for re-inspection and other related costs incurred by CxA if the
second and subsequent systems/equipment verification tests do not perform as
specified.


5.2.4.3 INSPECTION, TESTING and COMMISSIONING

A. PRE FUNCTIONAL TESTS (PFT).

Pre Functional Testing is carried out by the contractor using the approved PFT checklist
and procedure, and witnessed and approved by the CxA.

Equipment and System Inspections
Prior to any equipment being put into operation the factory authorised service
representative shall carry out a field service report and this will be issued to the CxA for
witnessing and approval.

These pre-commissioning inspections verify the type of equipment/system installed the
conformity to the contract specifications and the correctness of any installation. This is
carried out by visual inspections, but with a “working” test to confirm power/service
connections are approved and ready for system/equipment service.

Once the Contractor has provided the CxA with written verification indicating the
installation and start-up PFT check sheets have been completed, the CxA will conduct
an on-site inspection of the specific systems and equipment. The CxA will provide the
PFT check sheets to the Contractor.

Upon confirmation of system readiness, the CxA will schedule with the Contractor to
perform functional performance tests to verify compliance with the Contract Documents.
The CxA will provide the FPT check sheets to the Contractor and oversee the process
for these tests.

B. WILD AIR

Wild Air is the process of providing early uncontrolled cooling in all or part of the
building, the provision of Wild Air is necessary to facilitate construction and finishes.

The CxA will assist the contractor in the development of their Wild Air Provision Plan.

All testing and commissioning activities of the permanent systems related to the Wild Air
shall be clearly indicated on the contractors testing and commissioning programme.

C. COMMISSIONING AND TESTING.
Commissioning and Testing is carried out by the specialist sub-contractor using the
commissioning documentation and procedures as detailed in the approved Method
Statement, and witnessed and approved by the CxA.


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(1) Full System Commissioning

As each system or service is completed and „linked‟ by the interface/integration
requirement, full system tests shall be carried out. In some instances these will be
conducted in an “operational” simulation and in similar conditions. However, other
“operational” tests may be carried out by the Employer after substantial completion and
handing over of the facility.

(1.1) Sub-System Functional Tests
Each sub-system shall be tested as a “stand alone” system, verifying that the
sub-system is operational in its own right.

(1.2) Segmental System Tests
Many systems are subdivided into segmental systems and each segment shall
be tested as if it were both a “Stand-alone” system and as part of the overall
system. This provides information on each segment of the system and provides
for easier identification of any faults and/or failures which can then be rectified
without having to investigate the whole system to find any such fault and/or
failure.

(1.3) Zone Testing
The project is divided into specific construction zones. This may require part
systems located within these zones to be tested separately so as to clearly
identify if any fault and/or failure are evident within any particular zone. As with
segmental tests this provides for easier identification of any such fault and/or
failure within a system or sub-system.

(1.4) Individual Integration and Interface Tests
Full integration and interface testing with all systems, services and linked
components. These tests are to ensure all systems work with and between the
interfaces as described in the specifications.

CML will carry out the following:

 Review the Test Reports and witness the results as required to achieve
comfort that the works are as documented. This would normally amount to a
minimum of 10% of readings.

D. FUNCTIONAL PERFORMANCE TESTS (FPT)

Functional Performance Testing is carried out by the contractor using the approved FPT
checklist and procedure, and witnessed and approved by the CxA.

Bringing commissioned systems to a state of full “dynamic” operation, under working
conditions and in simulated “failure” situations. All modes shall be included, such as
seasonal environmental conditions (simulated where possible), occupied and
unoccupied building situations, part and full load conditions, load shedding conditions in
both essential and emergency situations.

In each of the above instances testing activities will include (but may not be limited to)
the following:

 Calibration – adjusting instrumentation using known parameters and specified
tolerances. Calibration certificates shall be made available upon CxA request.
 Visual Checks – inspections and/or manual adjustments to ensure correct
installation
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 Coordination – to ensure all relevant parties are integrated into the
commissioning teams and carry out the functions and approvals designated to
them.
 Demonstrations – to show the adequate and satisfactory operability of any
equipment or system, including showing how instructions and information within
the operation and maintenance manuals are adequate, precise and clear.
 Technical Assistance – by any specialist engineer or manufacturer‟s
representative to ensure that recommended procedures and technical
instructions are followed.
 Testing – by the application of voltage, pressures, mechanical or natural forces,
or other input, to establish integrity of the installation and equipment.
 Logic Proving – to ensure that the logic of any control system conforms to
design schematics and diagrams.
 Verification – to ensure that all equipment and systems conforms to its intended
purpose.

CML will carry out the following

 CML will oversee the process of these tests.
 Direct and witness Functional Performance Testing (PFT) of each system and
piece of equipment to demonstrate that the systems and equipment are
operating in accordance with the design intent and the contract documents.
Functional Performance testing shall include operating the system and
components through each of the written sequences of operation, as well as,
point to point verification of critical components.

All Functional Performance Testing is to be carried out using permanent power
supplies.

Function Performance Testing will comprise the following:

(1) Operating Tests
After final adjustments and calibration, component performance checkout and system
balancing have been completed, conduct a continuous 7-hour operating test during
normal working hours from 9:00 am to 4:00 PM, in the presence of the Employer‟s
representative. The 7-hour operating test shall be continuous without any shutdowns. If
any interruptions are required for malfunctions or readjustments, the test shall be
repeated from the start. The General Contractor shall be responsible for any damage to
the equipment as a result of the tests.

(2) 48-Hour Tests
The system(s) shall be left running for 48-hours at the successful completion of the 7-
hour operating test. A continuous, 48-hour recording of specific data shall be made and
incorporated along with the 7-hour operating test. The operating test, unless otherwise
indicated, shall be conducted to verify the operation of the mechanical system and to
demonstrate the performance of the total system. During the test, the following data
shall be recorded hourly by the Subcontractor:

1. Dry Bulb and Wet Bulb Air Temperatures
a. Entering and leaving each cooling coil.
b. Outdoors (calculate and record relative humidity).
2. Water Temperatures (when the design provides for the installation of
measuring hardware)
a. Entering and leaving each secondary heating system
b. Entering and leaving each cooling system
c. Entering and leaving each boiler
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d. Entering and leaving each heating coil
e. Entering and leaving each condenser
3. Pressures (when the design provides for the installation of measuring
hardware)
a. Refrigerant suction pressure
b. Refrigerant head pressure
4. Weather Conditions
a. Sun
b. Precipitation
c. Wind
d. Barometric pressure
5. Fluid Flows
a. Through each cooling coil

(3) Cause and Effect Testing (C&E)
To verify the integrated operation of electrical and mechanical life safety systems are
functioning correctly under fire alarm evacuation conditions.

The General Contractor/Sub-contractors will be responsible for providing a complete
C&E matrix with assistance from the Consultant and CML.

(4) Integrated Systems Testing
To verify the integrated operation of electrical and mechanical systems, life safety
systems, essential supplies and all other life safety and power failure equipment are
functioning correctly under mains or local power failures, power restoration and fire
alarm evacuation conditions.

CML will produce a complete IST Plan with input from the Consultant, General
Contractor, Sub-contractors and specialists. The IST plan will include:

 MEP Overview
 IST Objectives
 Pre-requisites
 Different test scenarios required
 Exact status of associated plant during each test
 Exact status of electrical protective devices during switchgear changeover
 Details of any load shedding requirements or delayed start-up of equipment
 Schematic Diagrams
 Team Responsibilities/IST logistics
 Health & Safety Requirements
 Commissioning Activity Schedules signed off.
 IST Programme Overview
 IST Power Failure/Emergency Condition Test Procedures
 Test Report
 Appendices – Method Statements, Verification Schedules/Test Sheets,
Test Team Field Locations

(5) Sound and Vibration Testing
The object for the vibration and sound surveys is to provide noise and vibration
information and performance specifications for the main MEP items at Beirut City
Centre for the avoidance of excessive noise or vibration in the building due to the
operation of machinery or equipment and/or due to interconnected piping, ductwork,
conduit, or structure.

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Sound and Vibration testing are covered in greater detail in Section 6.5.8 of the
Commissioning Plan.

(6) Lighting Level Testing

Lighting levels are referenced to standards and documentation as detailed in the project
specification documents, but two separate light level surveys shall be carried out in all
areas. Illuminance checks to be completed in accordance with the standards detailed
for the following:

 For the conventional lighting systems, internal and external.
 For emergency lighting systems.

Lighting Level testing is covered in greater detail in Section 6.1.14 of the
Commissioning Plan.

E. COMMISSIONING ISSUES LOG

CML will at all times maintain a commissioning observation issues log of any items
found. CML will provide the log and test results to the Employer, General Contractor
and Sub Contractors with recommended actions.


5.2.4.4 OPERATING and MAINTENANCE MANUAL FINAL COLLATION
The Contractor shall submit an electronic copy via Aconex with two supplemental hard
and electronic DVD copies of each manual in final form at least 90 days before the end
of the Defects Notification Period. The Engineer will return copy with comments within
15 days after final inspection. The Contractor shall correct or modify each manual to
comply with Engineer‟s comments and shall submit an electronic copy via Aconex with
two supplemental hard and electronic DVD copies of each corrected manual within 15
days of receipt of Engineer‟s comments.


5.2.4.5 LOCAL AUTHORITY LIAISON
The General Contractor will produce a tracking document / schedule to detail and
record progress and conformity with contract statutory requirements and for use in
liaising with:
 Beirut Municipality
 Civil Defence


CML will monitor and report on conformity with all contract and statutory requirements

CML will conduct regular inspections and hold regular meetings with the Commissioning
Team to produce reports and milestone filtered programmes, detailing all key dates for
third party and authority witnessing / verification and approval.

CML will ensure all test documentation is in place prior to final acceptance and that all
relevant parties have witnessed and signed all documentation.

5.2.4.6 PRODUCTION OF CLIENT TRAINING SCHEDULE
The contractor shall provide training for the systems specified. Submit the training plan
and agenda up to two weeks prior to the scheduled training to the CXA for approval.
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Training shall not be performed until the commissioning process is 100% complete.
The contractor shall fully comply with the Contract Documentation / Project
Specification, with respect to the client training. The Contractor shall provide training to
the Employer‟s operations and maintenance personnel (and, if applicable, contracted
maintenance suppliers) prior to Taking-Over of the Works.

The detailed requirements for client training are detailed within the following
specification:

DEMONSTRATION AND TRAINING

In line with the specification the contractor will establish documentation training needs
and expectations to produce Client Training Strategy document, the training plan and
agenda.

The Commissioning Authority shall review comment on and approve the Contractors
Training plan and Agenda.

The contractor will develop and carry out Client Training in line with the Contract
Documentation, and the Project Specification as summarised below:

INSTRUCTION PROGRAM
The contractor is to develop a an instruction program that includes individual training
modules for each system and equipment not part of a system, as required by individual
Specification Sections, including, but not limited to the systems as detailed in the
Project Specification .

TRAINING MODULES
The contractor is to develop training modules with a learning objective and teaching
outline for each module. Include a description of specific skills and knowledge that
participant is expected to master. For each module, include instruction for the
categories as detailed in the Project Specification.

o Emergencies
o Operation
o Adjustment
o Troubleshooting
o Maintenance and
o Repairs

PREPARATION FOR TRAINING
The contractor is to assemble all educational materials, including documentation
necessary for the instruction, and is to set up instructional equipment at instruction
location. The individual training modules are to combine into an overall training manual.

INSTRUCTION
Engage a qualified facilitator to prepare instruction program and training modules, to
coordinate instructors, and to coordinate between Contractor and Engineer for number
of participants, instruction times, and location, Engage qualified instructors to instruct
Employer‟s personnel to adjust, operate, and maintain systems, subsystems, and
equipment not part of a system.

Provide instruction at mutually agreed on times. Schedule training with Employer,
through Engineer with at least seven days advance notice. Evaluation: At conclusion of
each training module, assess and document each participant's mastery of module by
use of a written, demonstration, or performance-based test as instructed by the
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Engineer. Clean-up: Collect used and leftover educational materials and give to
Employer. Remove instructional equipment. Restore systems and equipment to
condition existing before initial training use.

DEMONSTRATION AND TRAINING VIDEOS
The contractor shall ensure that all client training is recorded on video as detailed in the
specification. The document gives reference to the quality, method and production of
Client Training record DVDs.

CML will establish documentation training needs and expectations with the owner and
work with the General Contractor, Sub Contractors, Trade Contractors and Vendors to
produce Client Training Strategy document encompassing the following activities:
 Comprehensive programme detailing each type of course, duration, sequence
and relationships with other systems
 Description of each course, scope of work to be covered and anticipated
duration.

CML will:
 Create a site specific training manual template and issue it to all contractors,
sub-contractors and specialist / suppliers.
 Liaise with all contractors, sub-contractors and specialist / suppliers and obtain
their detailed proposals and requirements for training.
 Review, comment, assist contractors, sub-contractors and specialist / suppliers
in finalising training manuals.
 Produce a register identifying all personnel / trainers who will be undertaking
the various training courses.
 Ensure that approved Operation and Maintenance Manuals are available for
each element of the training
 Ensure that relevant As-Built Schematic Drawings and Network Diagrams are
available for each element of the training.
 Produce forms covering attendance and Employer satisfaction with training
 Co-ordinate with the Employer to ensure minimum disruption to services
provision for “hands on” field training
 Produce a bibliography of reference publications to be utilised for Client
Training.
 Ensure that the operations staff and occupants receive the appropriate training.

The Training Manual Template contained within Section 7 of the Commissioning Plan is
reflects the requirements of the Contract Documentation, and the Project Specification.
The template is to be used by the Contractor to produce the final training manuals.

5.2.4.7 ISSUE OF FINAL TESTING and COMMISSIONING
DOCUMENTATION
CML will collate all final commissioning documentation and ensure it is incorporated into
the final Operating and Maintenance Manuals, which will be submitted to the Employer
in accordance with the contract documents.

5.2.4.8 FINAL COMMISSIONING AND TESTING REPORT.
CML will provide the Employer with the final commissioning and testing report. The
report will be issued as both hard and soft copies base on the Owners Project
Requirements. Final submittal will incorporate all of the requirements of LEED 2.2 EA
Credit 3. The report shall be provided as detailed in Section 4.2.

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CML will ensure that all test and commissioning results, comments and tabulations are
signed and approved prior to incorporation.

Any deferred functional testing as necessary for systems not tested due to seasonal
constraints or other issues will be addressed in the report.

5.2.4.9 WARRANTY PHASE; REVIEW BUILDING OPERATIONS WITHIN
10 MONTHS OF SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION.
CML will return to the site 10 months after completion and perform a detailed evaluation
with facility staff of current building operations and the condition of any outstanding
issues related to warranty and/or commissioning of systems, coordinating with
Operator, FM Team, and Employer.

5.2.4.10 SYSTEMS MANUAL.
CML will develop and produce a Systems Manual that will provide the Employers
operating personnel with the information required to understand and operate the
commissioned systems optimally, as detailed in Section 4.2.

5.2.4.11 WEB BASED DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
CML will create and print bar codes for all assets noted on our CAS sheets for the
project. The bar code label itself will be chemical resistant, waterproof, scratch resistant
and utilize a strong self-adhesive backing so it can be adhered to any solid surface.
The bar code when scanned and linked to the asset, via bespoke software will link to
key design data relevant for the asset such as design air / water flow rates,
manufacturer, model number, serial number etc.

CML will ensure the bar codes are fixed to the respective asset after the locating and
fixing in permanent situ is completed. (We will not fix bar codes to unfixed assets or
plant). From the Installation Contractors and Consultants schedules CML will
programme the bar coded asset with the required commissioning activities and
information required for final sign off.

Scanning the bar code on site will give instant real time access to all commissioning
and testing data.

NOTE: The commissioning plan is to be updated as the WBDMS proposal is
developed.

5.3 COMMISSIONING INSTRUMENTATION
All instrumentation to be used for any commissioning activity will be, recorded in an
instrument record log, calibrated, suitable for the proposed task and detailed in the
applicable method statement.

A summary of the types of instrumentation to be used on the project is contained within
Section 7.0 (Appendices) of the Commissioning Plan.


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6.0 SYSTEM DESCRIPTIONS. TESTING and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES /
STRATEGY / INTERFACES
6.1 ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

6.1.1 MV POWER SUPPLY DISTRIBUTION NETWORK.
6.1.1.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
Incoming Supplies

The contract drawings show that the project is fed from the EDL MV substation. It
should be noted that this commissioning plan has been written with the understanding
that the power will be given by diesel driven generators for the foreseeable future. It
must also be noted that the plan should be seen as a live document and may need
alteration as the shop drawings are developed.

Power will be provided by 11 diesel fueled generators at 380 volt 50 Hz supplying the
11, 380/11000kV 2000 KVA step up transformers which in turn feed MV substations
SS1 through SS5.

The five sub stations with a total of 13 transformers varying between 200KVA and
1000KVA in turn step the voltage back down to 380 volts 50 Hz which is distributed to
the various LV boards and then final circuits.


The medium voltage switchboards will be of metal clad construction, mechanically
interlocked mains and tiebreakers, feeder circuit breakers, with protective relays and
instrumentation. The circuit breakers shall be vacuum, withdrawable type.

From the main switchgear, the power shall be distributed to secondary substations at 11
kV. The substations will step down the voltage from 11 kV to 380/220 V. These
substations are located throughout the facility as shown on drawings. Primary feeders to
secondary substations shall be routed via ducts in the raft, and dedicated fire rated
shafts.

Secondary Substations

Secondary substations shall step-down the voltage from 11 kV to 380/220 Volts, 3-
phase, secondary. Each secondary substation transformer shall be loaded to no more
than 75% of its rated capacity to provide for redundancy via manual switching, in the
case of a transformer failure.

The five sub stations with a total of 13 transformers varying between 200KVA and
1000KVA in turn step the voltage back down to 380 volts 50 Hz which is distributed to
the various LV boards.


Project requirements for the electrical distribution equipment and associated testing in
this section are detailed in the following specification section:

o 26 05 13 Medium Voltage switchgear (Transfer/ATS 11KV)
o 26 13 00 Medium Voltage Switchgear (RMU 11 KV)
o 26 12 16 Medium Voltage transformer (11kV/380V)

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6.1.1.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS

Project requirements for the MV electrical distribution cabling and associated testing in
this section are detailed in the following specification section:

 26 12 00: MV TRANSFORMERS -section 2.4 for detailed factory tests to be
carried out.

Factory Acceptance Testing of the HV transformers and switchgear will be
undertaken as follows:

11kV/380V transformers will be subjected to a witnessed Factory Acceptance Test at
the manufacturer‟s test facility (company and location to be added).


11kV switchgear will be subjected to a witnessed Factory Acceptance Test at the
manufacturer‟s test facility (company and location to be added ).

Tests carried out at the factory on switchgear and transformers will include, but not
limited to, the following:

 Bus bar resistance testing.
 Hi-pot testing.
 Verification of CTs and VTs polarity, winding resistance tests.
 Protective relay testing primary injection, normal inverse curve, definite time
stages, final settings and Voltage ratio at all tap changing positions.
 Transformer insulation and polarisation, ratio, magnetising current and D vector
group.
 BMS interfaces.

All equipment shall be factory tested to the relevant British Standard where applicable.


6.1.1.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
All factory tests will be carried out again at site again (see below) except for the hi-pot
tests will be carried at a reduced value of 80% and protective relay testing will be
carried out using secondary injection.
6.1.1.4 SITE TEST REQUIREMENTS
Tests carried out at the factory on switch and transformers will include, but not limited
to, the following:

 Bus bar resistance testing.
 Hi-pot testing. (80%)
 Verification of CTs and VTs polarity, winding resistance tests.
 Protective relay testing primary injection, normal inverse curve, definite time
stages, final settings and Voltage ratio at all tap changing positions.
 Transformer insulation and polarisation, ratio, magnetising current and D vector
group.
 BMS interfaces.

The MV system commissioning will be contained within method statement
references:

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o 10632-CMS-EL-001: MV EARTHING
o 10632-CMS-EL-004: RING MAIN UNITS
o 10632-CMS-EL-004: MV TRANSFORMERS
o 10632-CMS-EL-004 MV SWITCHGEAR
o 10632-CMS-EL-004 MV CABLE TESTING

Please note the Contractor / sub-contractor will notify the consultant and The
commissioning authority of any MV/LV tests required by the local authority.

6.1.1.5 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: the results are in accordance with
limits set out in BS 4776, 7244, IEC 60439 IEC60076 standards and the project
specification.

This testing cannot be repeated, and there is a distinctive impact to progress in carrying
out the witness using standard witness notification procedure. The sub-contractor shall
ensure that all pre-requisite works are completed, and that all the required
documentation man power and instrumentation are available. The tests will be carried
out in the presence of the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to Commissioning Authority throughout all stages
as per the contractors commissioning look-ahead schedule, with at least minimum of 72
hours‟ notice prior to inspection. (As detailed in section 5.2.4.2 of the commissioning
plan commissioning look-ahead schedule and notification)

Please note the Contractor / sub-contractor will notify BCC of any test MV/LV test
required by the local authority

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.1.1.6 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Test Instrumentation


6.1.2 MV CABLE DISTRIBUTION.
6.1.2.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The MV distribution cable system is comprised 11 kV kV XLPE cable (see table 2.3
spec 26 05 06) which serve from 11kv intake MV panels 11kv Switchgear panels,
through to the RMU 11kv primary side.

NOTE: - Details of the actual equipment is to be inserted following selection.

6.1.2.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
Project requirements for the MV electrical distribution cabling and associated testing in
this section are detailed in the following specification section

o 26 05 13 Electrical power conductors and cables

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A Factory Inspection of the MV cables manufacturer‟s facility will be undertaken as
follows:

11 kV cables. There will be a Factory inspection at the manufacturer‟s facility (TBA).
This inspection will be attended by Barbanel, CML and MAF.

6.1.2.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
All cables will be insulation tested and hi-pot tested to the IEC 60502 standard and the
site specific specification. The MV Cable testing will be contained within method
statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-EL-004 MV CABLE TESTING

6.1.2.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: the cable hi-pot results are in
accordance with limits set out in BS 6622, 7888, IEC 60502.

This testing cannot be repeated, and there is a distinctive impact to progress in carrying
out the witness using standard witness notification procedure. The sub-contractor shall
ensure that all pre-requisite works are completed, and that all the required
documentation man power and instrumentation are available. The tests will be carried
out in the presence of the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to Commissioning Authority throughout all stages
as per the contractors commissioning look-ahead schedule, with at least minimum of 72
hours‟ notice prior to inspection. (As detailed in section 5.2.4.2 of the commissioning
plan commissioning look-ahead schedule and notification)

Please note the Contractor / sub-contractor will notify BCC of any test MV/LV test
required by the local authority

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.1.2.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Test Instrumentation


6.1.3 EMERGENCY GENERATOR SET
6.1.3.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
There are eleven numbers low Voltage Generators within the Beirut City Centre project.
Emergency generators shall have a rating of 2000 kW/2500 kVA, 380V, 3-phase, 50 Hz
and shall have the capability of accepting an additional 10% overload for one hour in
every twelve. The generator engine shall be V-16, 1500 RPM, 4 stroke water cooled.
Generator shall be 3 phase, 4 pole, star connected, brushless synchronous unit with
permanent magnet, solid state exciter/ voltage regulator.

NOTE: - Details of the actual equipment are to be inserted following selection.

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Project requirements for the low voltage Generator and associated testing in this section
are detailed in the following specification section:

o 26 32 13 Generator and associated testing

6.1.3.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
Project requirements for the electrical distribution equipment and associated testing in
this section are detailed in the following specification:

o 26 80 00 Generator and associated testing.

Factory Acceptance Testing requirements for the generators are:

The generators, generator control will be subjected to a witnessed FAT at the
manufacturer‟s facility (TBA) as individual components.

All units will have a “detailed function test” this will include:

 Tests proving the satisfactory performance of all safety controls shall be carried
out. These shall include the over speed and oil pressure cut outs, and such
other safety devices and automatic alarms as per the specification.
 Governor trails to be carried out as to the latest IEC Standards.
 Preliminary electrical tests shall include but not limited to the following:
insulation resistance.
 Stator, rotor and exciter windings to earth, stator – between windings.
 Prove efficiency of radio interference suppression equipment.
 Performance tests as per the specification.
 Sound levels.
 Vibration survey.
 Exhaust emission survey.
 Interface with BMS points.


6.1.3.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The following site inspections will be carried out but not limited to:
T
 Electrical tests in line with NFPA , BS / and local wiring regulations.
 Mechanical inspection of the installation.
 Site load test to the specification.
 Phase rotation test.
 Safety device tests.
 Remote monitoring tests.
 Auxiliary contact tests.
 Functional test on simulated loss of mains power.
 Sound and Vibration Levels

The Generator commissioning will be contained within method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-EL-019 STANDBY GENERATORS.
o 10632-CMS-EL-020 AUTOMATIC TRANSFER SWITCHES.

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6.1.3.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: the generator results are in
accordance with limits set out in the latest IEC standards, NFPA
70,101,110,111,31,30,37 and BS 7671 wiring regulations / local regulations and the
contract specification.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to Commissioning Authority throughout all stages
as per the contractors commissioning look-ahead schedule, with at least minimum of 72
hours‟ notice prior to inspection. (As detailed in section 5.2.4.2 of the commissioning
plan commissioning look-ahead schedule and notification)

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.1.3.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Test Instrumentation
 Load Banks
 Power (Temporary/Permanent)
 Final Site Loads
 BMS
 FAS


6.1.4 AUTOMATIC TRANSFER SWITCH
6.1.4.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
Note: Expected mode of operations when / if mains power is available.
Upon receipt of an engine start signal from the automatic transfer switches (ATS), all
generators in its group shall start, and the first to reach 90% of rated voltage and 48 Hz
frequency is connected to the emergency bus through its generator circuit breaker.
Following this event, the first priority automatic transfer switches (ATS) for life safety
and critical branches (where groups do not have life safety loads), transfer their load to
the emergency bus. The remaining generators automatically synchronize and are
paralleled to the emergency bus by closing their circuit breakers. The remaining critical
branch load transfer switches transfer their loads to the emergency bus in sequence in
accordance with the prescribed priority. Following this, 2 groups are paralleled together
via the interconnectors and the remaining load transfer switches transfer their loads to
the emergency bus in accordance with the prescribed priority. Finally all groups are
paralleled together and all 12 generators run as a single group. 3. The PLC monitors
available kW and adds or subtracts generators as required based on pre-programmed
generator loading criteria. The generator-control switchgear shall be equipped with an
alarm system that automatically shuts down an engine and initiates load shedding if an
engine failure occurs. The system shall also initiate load shedding if a bus overload
and/or under frequency condition exists. When the normal supply voltage returns, the
ATS shall transfers all building loads back to the normal source after an adjustable time
delay. The generator circuit breakers shall simultaneously open and the engines shall
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continue to operate unloaded for a 0-30 minute adjustable period of time through
controls provided in the switchgear. All controls shall be automatically reset and remain
in standby status for the next operation.

NOTE: - Details of the actual equipment are to be inserted following selection.

Project requirements for the ATS testing in this section are detailed in the following
specification section:

o 26 80 00 VOLTAGE GENERATOR AND PARALLELING SWITCHGEAR
AND ASSOCIATED TESTING

6.1.4.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS

Switchgear will be subjected to a witnessed test at the manufacturer‟s test facility (TBA).
These tests will be witnessed by Barbanel CML and MAF


6.1.4.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The following site inspections will be carried out but not limited to:

 Electrical tests in line with NEMA, NFPA and BS 7671.
 Mechanical inspection of the installation.
 Mechanical tests of the switch to ensure free mechanical movement.
 Functional test on simulated loss of mains power.
 Electrical tests to verify the complete electrical operation of the switch and to
set up time delay and voltage setting of the logic.

The ATS commissioning will be contained within method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-EL-020 AUTOMATIC TRANSFER SWITCHES.

6.1.4.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: the ATS‟ operate as required and
within the limits as prescribed in the relevant standards and contract specification.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to Commissioning Authority throughout all stages
as per the contractors commissioning look-ahead schedule, with at least minimum of 72
hours‟ notice prior to inspection. (As detailed in section 5.2.4.2 of the commissioning
plan commissioning look-ahead schedule and notification)

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

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6.1.4.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Power (Permanent/Temporary)
 Generators


6.1.5 LV BOARDS (MDB’s, MCC’s and SMDB’s).
6.1.5.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

Main Low Voltage Switchboards

To increase the security of supply and aid periodic maintenance to the site, the LV
switchboards are arranged with the ability to be fed via a pair of transformers. In normal
operation the main LV switch panel shall be fed by one transformer. In the event of a
loss of one of a 11000/380V transformer the incoming air circuit breakers and bus-
couplers shall be configured to allow the LV switchboard to be supported by two
transformers.


The main low voltage switchboards shall serve the following load types via protective
devices as indicated on the:
a. Sub-main distribution boards
b. Rising bus duct
c. Motor Control Centers serving mechanical equipment.

Each main low voltage switchboard shall be provided with tripping batteries with
sufficient capacity to enable tripping/closing and opening of the bus-couplers and air
circuit breaker incomers following the loss of the charging supply.

The main switchboards and sub-main panels shall be adequately sized (including cable
spreader boxes if required) to enable all cables sizes to be terminated within the panels.

The switchboards shall be of a multi-cubicle type construction with a degree of
protection to IP42 and provide a degree of separation to Form 4 Type.

The low voltage switchboards shall be of metal clad construction, comprising of the
switchgear assembly, control gear and components as indicated on the drawings.
Switchboards shall be floor standing, of fully welded multi-cubicle type construction with
a degree of protection to IP42. The main LV switchboards shall have front and rear
access. Incoming and outgoing circuit cables shall be top or bottom entry to the
switchboard.

NOTE: - Details of the actual equipment is to be inserted following selection.

Project requirements for the LV electrical distribution equipment and associated testing
in this section are detailed in the following specification section:

o 26 24 13 SWITCHBOARDS.
o 26 24 16 PANELBOARDS.

6.1.5.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
Project requirements for the LV electrical distribution switchgear testing are detailed in
the following specification section:

o 26 24 00 SWITCHBOARDS AND PANEL BOARDS.
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Factory Acceptance Testing of the LV distribution switchgear will be undertaken as
follows:

380V switchgear will be subjected to a witnessed test at the manufacturer‟s test facility
(TBA). These tests will be witnessed by Barbanel CML and MAF.

The Factory Acceptance Testing for the LV distribution switchgear will include:

All MDB‟s, MCC‟s and SMDB‟s will be factory tested whilst final DB‟s will be batch
tested. The manufacturer will issue documentation prior to the factory test including the
relevant GA and single line drawings to enable the visiting witnessing personal to have
complete knowledge of the board/boards to be tested. The following tests will be carried
out to the relevant IEC, BS standards and site specification but not limited to:

 Insulation tests of the bus bar.
 Pressure test of bus bar.
 Insulation tests of the bus bar.
 Primary injection of all protection relays
 Functional and interlock testing.
 Interface proving for BMS and fire points.

All such tests shall be witnessed by Engineer.
The contractor is responsible for complying with all codes, which apply to the
equipment. Any special certification requirements or inspection by other authorities
arising from the above shall be arranged by the contractor and the costs for the same
included in this quotation. Switchgear and Panel boards shall be Total Type Tested.

6.1.5.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
All LV panels that are dismantled to be transported to site will require re testing on
completion of installation as follows:

 Torque of all bus bar transit connections.
 Insulation tests of the bus bar.
 Pressure test of bus bar at 80%.
 Insulation tests of the bus bar.
 Secondary injection of all protection relays.
 Milli-Volt drop test. (Ducter test)
 Functional and interlock testing.
 Interface proving for BMS and fire points.

Panels that have been factory tested and that do not require to be dismantled, require
all the above test except the pressure test of the bus bar. The LV Panel Testing will be
contained within method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-EL-009 LV SWITCHGEAR TESTING.
o 10632-CMS-EL-011 MOTOR CONTROL CENTRES.

6.1.5.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: the LV Panel results are in
accordance with limits set out in IEC and BS standards.

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Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to Commissioning Authority throughout all stages
as per the contractors commissioning look-ahead schedule, with at least minimum of 72
hours‟ notice prior to inspection. (As detailed in section 5.2.4.2 of the commissioning
plan commissioning look-ahead schedule and notification)

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.1.5.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Test Instrumentation
 Power (Permanent)


6.1.6 CAPACITOR BANKS.
6.1.6.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
Power Factor Correction (PFC) is provided local to main switchboards and sub-main
switchboards/MCC. Each unit comprises of a number of automatic capacitor banks as
detailed on the schematic drawings. The power factor correction capacitors
automatically maintain a minimum of 0.95 power factor lagging.

All PFC equipment shall facilitate 20% spare capacities for future expansion. Adequate
provision for the de-tuning of these capacitors and spatial requirements for the
installation of harmonic filters is provided as part of the power factor correction
equipment subject to final design assessment.

NOTE: - Details of the actual equipment is to be inserted following selection.

Project requirements for the capacitor banks and associated testing in this section are
detailed in the following specification section:

o 26 35 33 Power Factor Correction equipment.

6.1.6.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
Project requirements for the Power Factor Correction testing are detailed in the
following specification section:

o 26 24 00 SWITCHBOARDS AND PANEL BOARDS.

Factory Acceptance Testing of the Power Factor Correction switchgear will be
undertaken as follows:

Power Factor Correction switchgear will be subjected to a witness test at the
manufacturer‟s test facility (TBA). These tests will be witnessed by Barbanel CML and
MAF.

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The Factory Acceptance Testing for the LV distribution switchgear will include:

Tests carried out at the factory on the capacitor banks will include, but not limited to, the
following:

 Insulation tests.
 Hi-pot test.
 Calibration of meters
 Load Test
 Proving of Harmonic Filtering

6.1.6.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The following site inspections will be carried.

 Insulation tests.
 Check all Torque of all bus bar.
 Field inspection and testing shall be carried out after installation is complete,
feeders and terminated.
 Test control wiring and metering
 Meter calibration.
 System earthing.
 Perform functional tests and compile test reports for each capacitor bank and
over current protective device.

The Capacitor Bank commissioning will be contained within method statement
reference:

o 10632-CMS-E-012: POWER FACTOR CORRECTION.


6.1.6.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: the Capacitor Bank results are in
accordance with limits set out in BS 1650 and IEC 61921.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to Commissioning Authority throughout all stages
as per the contractors commissioning look-ahead schedule, with at least minimum of 72
hours‟ notice prior to inspection. (As detailed in section 5.2.4.2 of the commissioning
plan commissioning look-ahead schedule and notification)

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.


6.1.6.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

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 Power (Permanent)
 MDB‟s
 Site Load


6.1.7 VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVES.
6.1.7.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
Adding a variable frequency drive (VFD) to a motor-driven system can offer potential
energy savings in a system in which the loads vary with time. A variable-frequency
drive (VFD) is a system for controlling the rotational speed of an alternating current (AC)
electric motor by controlling the frequency of the electrical power supplied to the motor.
Variable-frequency drives are widely used. In HVAC systems, variable-frequency
motors on fans sand pumps save energy by allowing the obtained volume to match the
system demand. On the Beirut City Centre project they used on fans and pumps,
elevator, escalators

NOTE: - Details of the actual equipment are to be inserted following selection.

Project requirements for the Variable frequency drives and associated testing in this
section are detailed in the following specification section:


o 26 29 23 Variable-frequency motor controllers

6.1.7.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT for this service

6.1.7.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The following site inspections will be carried out but not limited to:

 Field inspection and testing shall be carried out after installation is complete,
feeders and terminated.
 Test motor wiring.
 Set and record setting and parameters.
 Perform functional tests and compile test reports for each VFD.

The VFD commissioning will be contained within method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-E-06: VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVES.

6.1.7.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: the VFD‟s perform to the correct set
points and unit operation is observed.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to Commissioning Authority throughout all stages
as per the contractors commissioning look-ahead schedule, with at least minimum of 72
hours‟ notice prior to inspection. (As detailed in section 5.2.4.2 of the commissioning
plan commissioning look-ahead schedule and notification)

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Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.1.7.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Power (Permanent/Temporary)
 Associated Units
 BMS


6.1.8 BUS DUCT.
6.1.8.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
Bus duct consists of bus bar of either copper encased in extruded aluminium housing;
the duct is secured to the walls and slab by means of hangers and brackets. Tap off
boxes are fitted along its length which distribute power to required panels and
equipment. The bus duct shall be rated 380 volts 3 phase 50 Hz.


NOTE: - Details of the actual equipment are to be inserted following selection.

Project requirements for the Bus bar and associated testing in this section are detailed
in the following specification section:

o 26 25 00 Enclosed Bus Assemblies

6.1.8.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT requirement for this service.

6.1.8.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The following site inspections will be carried:

 Field inspection and testing shall be carried out after installation is complete,
feeders and terminated.
 Torqueing of all bus bar connections using a calibrated torque wrench.
 Insulation test.
 Milli-Volt drop test.

The Bus Bar system commissioning will be contained within method statement
reference:

o 10632-CMS-E-13: BUS DUCT SYSTEM

6.1.8.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: the results are in accordance with
limits set out in the contract specification.

This testing cannot be repeated, and there is a distinctive impact to progress in carrying
out the witness using standard witness notification procedure. The sub-contractor shall
ensure that all pre-requisite works are completed, and that all the required
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documentation man power and instrumentation are available. The tests will be carried
out in the presence of the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to Commissioning Authority throughout all stages
as per the contractors commissioning look-ahead schedule, with at least minimum of 72
hours‟ notice prior to inspection. (As detailed in section 5.2.4.2 of the commissioning
plan commissioning look-ahead schedule and notification)

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.1.8.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Test Instrumentation
 Torque wrench


6.1.9 LV SYSTEM PROTECTION SETTINGS DERIVED FROM THE
DISCRIMINATION STUDY

6.1.9.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The contractor shall provide a discrimination study for the breaker protection from which
all breaker protective relays will be set, details of which shall be submitted to the
Engineer for sign off prior to implementation on site.

The report shall consist of but not limited to

 Summary of the results of the discrimination study in one bound document
 Tabulations of circuit breakers, fuses and other equipment ratings versus
calculated short circuit duties, and commentary regarding the same
 Protective device time versus current co-ordination curves tabulation of relay
and circuit breaker trip settings fuse selection and commentary regarding the
same.
 Fault current tabulations including a definition of terms and a guide for
interpretation.


6.1.9.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS

There is no FAT for this service


NOTE: - Details of the actual equipment are to be inserted following selection.
Project requirements for the LV distribution system and associated testing in this section
are detailed in the following specification section:


o 26 05 73 DISCRIMINATION STUDY

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6.1.9.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY

 The electrical contractor will set, the protection relays in accordance to the
approved discrimination study.
 Visual inspection of all LV MDB panels and setting as to the approved study
and all relevant schematics

The works required will be contained within method statement reference:

 10632-CMS-E-10: LV FINAL DISTRIBUTION DISCRIMINATION
SETTING

6.1.9.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: the results are in accordance with
limits set out in BS 7671, BCC and the contract specification.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The visual inspection will be offered for witness to Commissioning Authority throughout
all stages as per the contractors commissioning look-ahead schedule, with at least
minimum of 72 hours‟ notice prior to inspection. (As detailed in section 5.2.4.2 of the
commissioning plan commissioning look-ahead schedule and notification)

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.1.9.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Test Instrumentation
 Coordination settings



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6.1.10 LV DISTRIBUTION (DISTRIBUTION BOARDS and FINAL CIRCUITS.)
6.1.10.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
Small power shall be provided to all general power outlets, Isolators and switches
required to complete the following systems

 General power
 General lighting
 Mechanical plant
 CCTV
 Access control systems
 Security system
 Fire alarm system
 Data/ Telecommunication system
 Final circuitry and cabling

6.1.10.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
Final DB’s
Final DB‟s will be batch tested. The manufacturer will issue documentation prior to the
factory test including the relevant GA and single line drawings to enable the visiting
witnessing personal to have complete knowledge of the board/boards to be tested.

LV distribution system.
There is no FAT for this service

NOTE: - Details of the actual equipment are to be inserted following selection.
Project requirements for the LV distribution system and associated testing in this section
are detailed in the following specification section:

o 26 20 00 Low voltage electrical distribution

6.1.10.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The following site inspections will be carried two stages. Insulation testing carried out on
all out going circuits on completion of second fix. Live testing carried out after
permanent power has been made available.

 Insulation tests and continuity of all circuits including the final termination using
a calibrated instrument.
 Earth loop impedance tests of all circuits using a calibrated instrument.
 Prospective short circuit current test.
 Residual current device test.
 Phase rotation of three phase panels.
 Polarity tests

The LV Distribution commissioning will be contained within method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-E-10: LV FINAL DISTRIBUTION TESTING

6.1.10.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: the results are in accordance with
limits set out in BS 7671, BCC and the contract specification.

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Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to Commissioning Authority throughout all stages
as per the contractors commissioning look-ahead schedule, with at least minimum of 72
hours‟ notice prior to inspection. (As detailed in section 5.2.4.2 of the commissioning
plan commissioning look-ahead schedule and notification)

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.1.10.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Test Instrumentation
 Power (Permanent)


6.1.11 EARTHING AND BONDING SYSTEM
6.1.11.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The Earthing works shall include:

 Main electrical MV / LV distribution
 Clean earth distribution

The scope of work shall include but not limited to the following:

Main earthing system consisting of ECC conductors, earth bar, earth pits, connections
to structural reinforcement and all related accessories including bonding and
terminations as shown on the electrical drawings

Earth network via earth pits connected to earth bars in switch rooms and IT rooms. The
earth bars have a test link thereby allowing periodic testing to be carried out. The main
earth bar facilities a series of earth bar distributed throughout the building as per the
schematic for both building and clean earth.

Earthing equipotential bonding of all extraneous conductive parts will be carried out.
including Pump rooms of water features, external lighting poles, as per the NFPA and
BS standards

NOTE: - Details of the actual equipment are to be inserted in the following selection.

Project requirements for the Earthing and associated testing in this section are detailed
in the following specification section:

o 26 05 26 Grounding and bonding for electrical systems

6.1.11.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT for this service

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6.1.11.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The following site inspections will be carried two stages. Earth pits and equipotential
bonding:

 Earth pit electro tests.
 Multi meter.
 Visual and Insulation and continuity tests of equipment bonding.

The earthing system commissioning will be contained within method statement
reference:

o 10632-CMS-E-002: EARTHING SYSTEM (LV DISTRIBUTION)
o 10632-CMS-E-003: CLEAN EARTHING SYSTEM

6.1.11.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: Continuity results are in accordance
with limits set out in BS 7430, IEC 60502.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to Commissioning Authority throughout all stages
as per the contractors commissioning look-ahead schedule, with at least minimum of 72
hours‟ notice prior to inspection. (As detailed in section 5.2.4.2 of the commissioning
plan commissioning look-ahead schedule and notification)

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.1.11.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Test Instrumentation


6.1.12 LIGHTNING PROTECTION SYSTEM.
6.1.12.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
Lightning protection system of the building consists of earth pits air terminal network,
down conductors and bonding to all metal work.

NOTE: - Details of the actual equipment are to be inserted following selection.

Project requirements for the lightning protection system and associated testing in this
section are detailed in the specification section:

o 26 41 00 Facility lightning protection

6.1.12.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT for this service

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6.1.12.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The following site inspections will be carried two stages. Earth pits and equipotential
bonding:

 Earth pit electro tests.
 Continuity tests of equipment bonding.

The lightning protection system commissioning will be contained within method
statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-E-018: LIGHTNING PROTECTION SYSTEM.

6.1.12.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: continuity results are in accordance
with limits set out in BS EN 62305 and BS 6651.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The full Lightning protection will be offered for witness to Commissioning Authority
throughout all stages as per the contractors commissioning look-ahead schedule, with
at least minimum of 72 hours‟ notice prior to inspection. (As detailed in section 5.2.4.2 of
the commissioning plan commissioning look-ahead schedule and notification)

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration

6.1.12.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Test Instrumentation


6.1.13 UPS/BATTERY SYSTEMS.
6.1.13.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The UPS shall be located at various levels and locations around the building. There are
two sizes of UPS used on the project, the 120KVA will have 10 minutes autonomy and
the 40 KVA will have 30 minutes

NOTE: - Details of the actual equipment are to be inserted following selection.

Project requirements for the uninterruptable power supply and associated testing in this
section are detailed in the following specification section:

o 26 33 53 STATIC UNINTERRUPTABLE POWER SUPPLY

6.1.13.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
The Factory Acceptance Test requirements are:

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UPS will be will be subjected to a witnessed test at the manufacturer‟s test facility.
These tests will be witnessed by Barbanel CML and MAF.

IPS will be subjected to a witnessed test at the manufacturer‟s test facility. These tests
will be witnessed by Barbanel CML and MAF.

All units will have a “detailed function test” this will include:

 Full load and half load efficiency test.
 Frequency and voltage limits over whole range of load
 Overload Voltage and short circuit protection
 Voltage and frequency regulation during sudden load application
 Overload performance
 Instrument Calibration
 Output tests whilst being supplied by battery only
 Battery discharge

6.1.13.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The following site inspections will be carried out:

 Electrical tests to BS 7671 / local regulations wiring regulations / BCC RSB
requirements
 Inspection of the interior of enclosure for integrity of mechanical and electrical
connections, component type and labelling, verification and ratings of installed
component of the central battery inverter system.
 Test manual and automatic operation with full load.
 Test alarms and shutdowns.
 Test communication system.

The UPS / IPS commissioning will be contained within method statement references:

o 10632-CMS-E-014: UNINTERRUPTABLE POWER SYSTEMS.

6.1.13.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: the results are in accordance with
limits set out in the relevant BS standards and contract specification.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to Commissioning Authority throughout all stages
as per the contractors commissioning look-ahead schedule, with at least minimum of 72
hours‟ notice prior to inspection. (As detailed in section 5.2.4.2 of the commissioning
plan commissioning look-ahead schedule and notification)

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration
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6.1.13.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Test Instrumentation Load/Load bank
 Power (Permanent/Temporary)
 BMS


6.1.14 LIGHTING AND LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM
6.1.14.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

Internal Lighting general
A functional and flexible lighting installation that is suitable for the proposed building
use.
A combination of surface and recessed fluorescent modules along with recessed LED
down lights shall be used as the basis for the general lighting.
These shall be augmented where appropriate with architectural feature lighting.
Lighting within the rooms that accommodate a suspended ceiling system shall be
integrated to the ceiling system and use the reflectance properties of the ceiling to best
advantage.
The lighting within toilets shall be via recessed circular down lights using LED lamps
installed in suspended ceilings.
Internal lighting for use in VDU areas shall be in accordance with the CIBSE Lighting
Code of Practice with particular emphasis on the CIBSE LG7 lighting codes of practice.
Within the open plan high ceiling areas a combination of direct/indirect reflector type
luminaries shall be used. These shall be complimented by additional feature lighting to
the structural soffit.


External lighting
The works shall include the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the
complete External lighting systems as identified.

Scope of work shall include but not limited to the following works:
i. Façade lighting
ii. Walkway lighting
iii. Exterior lighting
iv. Landscape lighting including in-ground and feature lighting
v. External signage features and facilities
vi. Roof garden lighting
vii. ICAO Heliport lighting systems and roof access routes
viii. Earthing and bonding systems for all poles / columns
ix. Minimum CCTV / Security illumination

The external lighting luminaires shall be integrated into a series of landscape areas both
at ground surface and various roof levels, concrete structures, signage- both stand
alone, integrated for directional and way finding. The external lighting shall be integrated
into the lighting control strategy for the project.
The controls system shall provide the following features:

i. Time clock controls
ii. Maintain minimum security lighting levels
iii. Provide minimum emergency escape route lighting where required.
iv. Provide safe access and egress to the facilities

NOTE: - Details of the actual equipment are to be inserted following selection.
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Project requirements for the uninterruptable power supply and associated testing in this
section are detailed in the following specification section:

o 26 53 00 EXTERIOR LIGHGTING
o 26 51 10 INTERIOR LIGHTING FIXTURES

6.1.14.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT for this service

6.1.14.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The following site inspections will be carried out:

 Electrical tests to BS 7671 / local wiring regulations / BCC RSB requirements
 Department of Civil Aviation
 Inspection of the interior of enclosure for integrity of mechanical and electrical
connections, component type and labelling, verification and ratings of installed
component of the lighting control system.
 Test manual and automatic operation with full load.
 Lux level dimming tests
 Lighting control tests

The Lighting control commissioning will be contained within method statement
references:

o 10632-CMS-E-021: LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEMS.

6.1.14.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: the results are in accordance with
limits set out in the relevant BS standards and contract specification.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to Commissioning Authority throughout all stages
as per the contractors commissioning look-ahead schedule, with at least minimum of 72
hours‟ notice prior to inspection. (As detailed in section 5.2.4.2 of the commissioning
plan commissioning look-ahead schedule and notification)

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration

6.1.14.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Test Instrumentation
 BMS

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6.1.15 EMERGENCY LIGHTING
6.1.15.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

Emergency Lighting
The emergency power supplies shall be provided via strategically located central battery
inverter units which shall provide emergency backup power to the emergency
luminaires as indicated.
Selected general lighting luminaires shall be configured to provide 3-hour duration
emergency operation. The emergency lighting system shall be designed in accordance
with BS EN 1838 (BS 5266)
All emergency exit doors leading from the building shall be provided with internal and
external, 3-hour rated, emergency over-door luminaires.
An addressable test system shall be provided to automatically carryout regular
discharge tests and report any failures.
Cabling types and wiring accessories shall be as per general LV power as covered in
this Section. In addition, all emergency lighting shall be wired in fire resistant cable,
FP200 or equal.

NOTE: - Details of the actual equipment are to be inserted following selection.

Project requirements for the uninterruptable power supply and associated testing in this
section are detailed in the following specification section:

o 26 33 23 EMERGENCY LIGHTING

6.1.15.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
Factory Acceptance Test requirements for the emergency lighting system are

Emergency lighting will be subjected to a factory inspection at the manufacturer‟s
facility. This inspection will be attended by Barbanel and MAF.

6.1.15.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The following site inspections will be carried out:

 Electrical tests to BS 7671 / local wiring regulations / BCC RSB requirements
 Inspection of the interior of enclosure for integrity of mechanical and electrical
connections, component type and labelling, verification and ratings of installed
component of the Inverter and battery system.
 Test manual and automatic operation of inverters and batteries with/without full
load.
 Lux level tests
 Emergency lighting duration tests( 3 hours under full load)
 Addressable tests of all fitting back to the head end.

The Emergency lighting system commissioning will be contained within method
statement references:

o 10632-CMS-E-022: CENTRAL BATTERY EMERGENCY LIGHTING
SYSTEM.

6.1.15.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: the results are in accordance with
limits set out in the relevant BS standards and contract specification.
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Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to Commissioning Authority throughout all stages
as per the contractors commissioning look-ahead schedule, with at least minimum of 72
hours‟ notice prior to inspection. (As detailed in section 5.2.4.2 of the commissioning
plan commissioning look-ahead schedule and notification)

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration

6.1.15.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Test Instrumentation
 Power (Permanent/Temporary)
 BMS




6.2 EXTRA LOW VOLTAGE SYSTEMS

6.2.1 FIRE DETECTION AND ALARM SYSTEMS (FDAS)
6.2.1.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The system is a non-coded, UL-certified addressable, microprocessor-based fire alarm
system with multiplexed signal transmission, dedicated to fire-alarm service only. The
initiating devices, notification alarm devices, signaling devices and monitoring and
control devices are loop as per NFPA 72 Class A wiring.

The system shall consist of:

 Two (2) nos. of Fire Alarm Control Panels (FACP) located in the Control and
BMS Room L1-24 that operate on peer to peer system architecture over a
dedicated fire alarm loops.
 Four (4) nos. of Repeater Fire Alarm Control Panels (RFCP) or Remote
Annunciators that automatically receives alarm, supervisory, and trouble signals
located at the following locations, SAS Room L1-59B, SAS Room L1-89B, SAS
Room L1-102B and Control Room Office B1-03B
 The Firefighter‟s Emergency Telephone communication system connected to
the Fire Alarm Control Panel Extension 1 located in the Control and BMS Room
L1-24.
 The Fire Alarm Control Panel Extension 2 serves as the firefighter smoke-
control system panel for smoke management.
 The Information Management System provide graphic maps to show alarm
location, generate system status reports, generate maintenance reports, and
perform all system operational functions, located in the Control and BMS Room
L1-24.
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 For detailed Voice Evacuation, refer to Voice Evacuation / Public Address
specification chapter.

Together with;

 Smoke (Ceiling and Duct Mounted) and Heat Detectors
 Manual Pull Stations / Call Points
 Speaker / Strobes
 Fire Fighters‟ Emergency Telephone sub-system
 Smoke Control / Management sub-system
 Voice Evacuation sub-system via Sound Controllers
 Beam Detectors and Control Units
 Interface with BMS, HVAC, Security System, Lifts, Travelator / Escalator, CO2,
FM200 and Beam Detector Control Panel, Fire Smoke Damper, Mechanical
Control Panel, Stair Emergency Lighting and the Fire Fighting System
equipments (e.g., Supervisory and Flow Control Valves, Fire Pumps, Flow
Switches, Tamper Switches, etc.) via Fire Transponders and IFUs

The fire alarm system software shall be open protocol and be capable of being
programmed on site by the local maintenance engineer.

NOTE: - Details of the actual equipment are to be inserted following selection.

Project requirements for the Fire Alarm and Voice Evacuation System and associated
testing in this section are detailed in the following specification section:

o 28 31 11 - FIRE DETECTION AND ALARM SYSTEM.

6.2.1.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There are no requirements for FAT for this service although visits to the local supplier
office will prove useful during development of the graphics:

 Graphic Demonstration.

6.2.1.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The following site inspections/tests will be carried out:

 Cable testing to BS 7671 / Local Wiring Regulations
 100% device tests.
 Testing of interfacing.
 Test alarms and shutdowns.
 Test communication system.
 Fire panel battery backup system tests.
 Cause and effect testing.
 Sound level testing of PAVA systems

Each device connected in the loop will be tested and commissioned after permanent
power is provided and the system can be energised, therefore full access will be
required to all equipment in each zone. The Fire Alarm Control Panel shall also be fully
tested for its standby battery operation in case of power failure and to ensure all
functions and safety controls operate correctly. The battery capacity is 24 hours in
standby followed by ½ hour under full load.

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Only when each of the 4 nos. of FACP have been sequentially tested and
commissioned will the system be tested and commissioned in its entirety to ensure all
signals from each loop and sub-system are connected to the Fire Alarm Control Panel.

Before any Testing and Commissioning can begin sufficient completion of works in all
Fire Zones and Plantrooms must be completed to ensure no equipment or cabling is
damaged after testing and commissioning.

The fire alarm commissioning will be contained within method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-ELV-001: Fire Detection and Alarm System
o 10632-CMS-INT-001: Cause and Effect Matrix / Narrative

6.2.1.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: tests listed in Section 6.2.1.3 are
carried out, these to be verified by CML the Resident Engineer will be offered to witness
any part of the testing at time of test.

Repeat test will not be carried out except where part(s) of the system fail. The final
acceptance testing will demonstrate that activation of each type of field device in any
zone that the signal will relay back to the main Fire Alarm Control Panel.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to Commissioning Authority throughout all stages
as per the contractors commissioning look-ahead schedule, with at least minimum of 72
hours‟ notice prior to inspection. (As detailed in section 5.2.4.2 of the commissioning
plan commissioning look-ahead schedule and notification)

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.2.1.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Power (Permanent)
 Fire Fighting System‟s Monitoring / Supervisory Valves, Zone Control Valves,
Flow and Tamper Switches, Fire Pump Controller via FTR
 Fire CO2 System via FTR
 HVAC equipment where required thru EMCC/MCC control on AHU, Fans,
Motorized Smoke and Fire Dampers, Smoke Extractors, Smoke Curtains, etc
via FTR
 Access Control – Access Doors, Sliding Doors, Emergency Stair Doors, etc
 Lift / Elevator and Escalator / Travelator Control Panel
 Parking Barriers
 Tenant‟s Background music in Mall areas
 Emergency Lighting‟s Stair Circuits
 As per Cause and Effect Matrix and site specification

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6.2.2 BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.
6.2.2.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The Building Management System (BMS) uses the latest technology in distributed
intelligence, processing and direct digital control capable of web-based access from a
remote PC via a secure IT network to implement the necessary sequences for
satisfactory operation and monitoring of the building services such as air, electricity and
water distribution systems within the Beirut City Centre area. The prime function of the
BMS on this project is to automate the systems and control the various internal
environmental conditions and to monitor the status and performance of all associated
systems for optimum comfort level, design and operational requirements and effective
energy-management.

The network design is a fully distributed network, with each primary system having its
own locally mounted dedicated controller. Any failure in the network shall not in any
way affect the control of these primary systems and is easily maintained, operated and /
or interrogated for fault finding purposes and that is also capable of carrying out self-
diagnostic procedures.

The system monitors and controls the following: HVAC equipment (e.g., AHU‟s, FCU‟s,
VAV Terminals, extract fans, chilled water, condenser water systems, VFD controllers,
etc.) Plumbing equipment (e.g., domestic water pumps, water features, irrigation,
cooling tower, boilers, heat exchangers, etc.), Drainage equipment (e.g., sump, and
sewage pumps, grease interceptors and traps, etc.), and Electrical equipment.

The BMS consist of a two-tiered system, an upper/top level Ethernet TCP/IP network,
and a twisted-pair field bus based on BACnet MS/TP. All field bus communications
must be routed through Ethernet-based Network Controllers or Routers, and not directly
through PC workstations or servers.

 Level 1 – involves the Graphical User Interface (GUI) acting as the Operators
Workstation (OWS) for monitoring, management and control of equipment
connected to the system. Integration of various other systems can be
configured for data exchange at this level. Control philosophies and the
associated controls for achieving the desired control operation of connected
equipment, are part of this level. The Master Control Units (MCUs) are
connected to each other on BACnet over IP and in-turn connected to the LAN
IP network through a router.

 Level 2 – all the associated field equipment such as sensors, thermostats and
control elements such as valves and actuators are part of this level. The
General Purpose Multiple or Single Application Controllers (e.g., Local Control
Unit - LCU, Equipment Control Unit - ECU, Terminal Control Unit – TCU)
performing dedicated monitoring and control functions for FCU, VAV etc. are
also a part of this level.

The design of the network shall be such that additional General Purpose Multiple or
Single Application Controllers may be added to the network in the future or the network
expanded with minimal disruption to the normal operation of the system. Each local
area network LAN shall have a minimum of 25% spare capacity to allow additional
devices to be installed.

The BMS shall integrate with various Extra Low Voltage (ELV) Systems via high level
interface using the protocol for information exchange at the Management level such as:

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 Fire Alarm System – software interface on BACnet over IP
 CCTV / Access Control System – using high level interface with common
database, GUI, Management, etc.
 Central Battery System – software interface on BACnet over IP
 Lighting – software interface on BACnet over IP or LON or EIB (OPC)
 UPS – software interface on Modbus, BACnet or LON
 Generator – software interface on Modbus
 Power Monitoring Units (PMU) – software interface on Modbus, Meter-Bus
 Chilled Water BTU Meters – software interface On M-Bus, Modbus

All product types shall be attained a BACnet Testing Laboratories* (BTL) listing and
shall display the BTL logo.

NOTE: - Details of the actual equipment are to be inserted following selection.

Project requirements for the Energy Management and Control System and associated
testing in this section are detailed in the following specification section:

o 25 01 00 BMS: ENERGY MONITORING AND CONTROL SYSTEM.
o 25 01 01 BMS: POINTS LIST

6.2.2.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT requirement for this service, but

Inspection of the graphics at the contractor‟s local office during development will be
carried out.

MCC panels will be tested at the manufacturer‟s local facility as per the commissioning
plan section above.

6.2.2.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The site inspections will be carried out at the following defined levels:

 Cable testing to BS 7671 / Beirut wiring regulations/ BCC / ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B
Guidelines
 Point to point testing.
 Calibration tests.
 Building testing.
 Graphic verification.
 Specifically orient acceptance test procedures to demonstrate the satisfactory
operation of all aspects of operation and interfaces.
 Real time performance testing logged ensuring correct control.
 Perform a complete and detailed calibration and operational test for each
individual BMS point and control function contained within the supplied system.
Ensure that all equipment, software, network elements, modules and circuits
provided are functioning to meet the specification and record on log sheets.

The largest part of the testing and commissioning for the BMS system will take place in
the plant rooms per TCP panels. The testing and commissioning process will be in a
sectional fashion where one plant room is completed prior to works beginning on the
next plant room.

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It is required that the permanent power supply for all HVAC, Plumbing, Drainage, and
third party systems to be fully operational, tested and commissioned at the time of
testing and commissioning.

The BMS system commissioning will be contained within method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-ELV-001 BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.

6.2.2.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: that all tests listed in Section 6.2.2.3
are carried out.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to Commissioning Authority throughout all stages
as per the contractors commissioning look-ahead schedule, with at least minimum of 72
hours‟ notice prior to inspection. (As detailed in section 5.2.4.2 of the commissioning
plan commissioning look-ahead schedule and notification)

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.2.2.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Power (Permanent)
 As per I/O Schedule and site specification




6.2.3 PEDESTRIAN COUNTING SYSTEM (PCS)
6.2.3.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The overall Pedestrian Counting System consisting of a Central system workstation
located in the Control and Security Room L1-24, 8 nos. of Pedestrian Counting System
Hub located in Electrical Rooms and 26 nos. of field installed Pedestrian Counting
System Sensor connected to the hub in a star topology, using RS485 bus located in
Main Entrance, Elevator Lobby, Exit Doors, etc.

The PCS is a stand-alone counting technology system that provides with the most
actionable and accurate traffic intelligence to help effectively manage customer
opportunity.

The IP/Serial interface provides IP connectivity to the system transmitted on CAT6a
cables to the building‟s LAN, where it shall be retrieved on the system IP workstation.
The IP/Serial interface have RS485/RS232 and 10/100 Ethernet RJ45 connectors.

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NOTE: - Details of the actual equipment are to be inserted following selection.

Project requirements for the Pedestrian Counting System and associated testing in this
section are detailed in the following specification section:

o 111443-13 - PEDESTRIAN ELECTRONIC DETECTION AND COUNTING
SYSTEM

6.2.3.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT requirement for this service.

6.2.3.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The site inspections will be carried out at the following defined levels:

 Cable testing to BS 7671 / Local wiring regulations / ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B
Guidelines.
 Point to point testing.
 Calibration tests.
 Building testing.
 Graphic verification.
 Real time performance testing logged ensuring correct monitoring.
 Perform a complete and detailed calibration and operational test for each
individual PCS sensor function contained within the supplied system. Ensure
that all equipment, software, network elements, modules and circuits provided
are functioning to meet the specification and record on log sheets.

The PCS system commissioning will be contained within method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-ELV-3: Pedestrian Counting System.

6.2.3.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: tests listed in Section 6.2.2.3 are
carried out, these to be verified by CML the Resident Engineer will be offered to witness
any part of the testing at time of test.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to Commissioning Authority throughout all stages
as per the contractors commissioning look-ahead schedule, with at least minimum of 72
hours‟ notice prior to inspection. (As detailed in section 5.2.4.2 of the commissioning
plan commissioning look-ahead schedule and notification)

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.2.3.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

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 Power (Permanent)
 SCS



6.2.4 SECURITY – ACCESS CONTROL AND INTRUSION DETECTION SYSTEM
(ACID)
6.2.4.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The overall Security Access System consisting of a Central Station located in the
Control and BMS Room L1-24, operating system and application software, and 30 nos.
of field-installed Access Control Panels (ACP) connected by an RS485 data bus, in a
daisy-chain manner. The security access system shall have the following:

1. Access Control:
a) Regulating access through doors, gates…
b) Anti-passback.
c) Tamper protection.
d) Credential cards and readers.
e) Biometric identity verification equipment.
f) Enrollment center.
g) Push-button switches.
h) Credential creation and credential holder database and management.
i) Monitoring of field-installed devices.
j) Reporting.
2. Security:
a) Real-time guard tour.
b) Key tracking.
c) Interface with Fire Alarm System, and CCTV system.

Boundaries between zones are controlled and are delineated as by the level of security
required for access.

NOTE: - Details of the actual equipment are to be inserted following selection.

Project requirements for the Access Control and Intrusion Detection systems and
associated testing in this section are detailed in the following specification section:

o 28 13 00 - ACCESS CONTROL.

6.2.4.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT requirement for this service.

6.2.4.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The site inspections will be carried out at the following defined levels:

 Cable testing to BS 767 / Local wiring regulations / ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B
Guidelines.
 Individual Component/Equipment tests
 Sub System Functional test
 Hard ware testing.
 Software testing.
 System testing.
 Building testing.

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The system will be tested and commissioned in a sectional fashion, ACP by ACP with
their respective doors. Each set of ACP and related doors will be fully tested before
beginning the next set. To carry out testing and commissioning, power will be required
at locations of all equipment. Additionally we require sufficient works completion such
as doors and finishes to enable commissioning.

Prior to start testing and commissioning, power, ACID equipment installed, network
cabling and Control Room will be required (pre-commissioning). Then, commissioning
will be carried out to prepare the ACID system for further integration on site, then for the
site acceptance with the Engineer.

Once the ACID system combined with the CCTV and FDAS successfully passes the
proving period, the Engineer will approve the handover of the ACID system.

The ACID commissioning will be contained within method statement references:

o 10632-CMS-ELV-004: Access Control.

6.2.4.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: tests listed in Section 6.2.4.3 are
carried out, these to be verified by CML the Resident Engineer will be offered to witness
any part of the testing at time of test.

Acceptance is that test phase that allows the Engineer to “accept” that the system
complies with the specifications.

On site, the acceptance of the system will take place progressively along with the
availability of the zones or per ACP controller.

The final approval of the system will be pronounced at the end of the testing and
commissioning period.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to Commissioning Authority throughout all stages
as per the contractors commissioning look-ahead schedule, with at least minimum of 72
hours‟ notice prior to inspection. (As detailed in section 5.2.4.2 of the commissioning
plan commissioning look-ahead schedule and notification)

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.2.4.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Power (Permanent)
 CCTV
 FDAS
 SCS

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6.2.5 VIDEO SURVEILLANCE / CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION SYSTEM
(CCTV)
6.2.5.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The CCTV system designed for this project consists of approximately 400 nos. of
analogue cameras along with IP Encoders / DVR, 10 nos. of IP HD Plate Recognition
Cameras, Network Video Recorder (NVR), Network Management System software,
data transmission wiring, and Control Stations located in the Control and BMS Room
L1-24 and Parking Control Office B1-03B providing a fully operational multi-camera /
multi-monitor microprocessor based, colour closed circuit video surveillance system to
monitor and record all cameras for the building‟s facility. The system is mainly made up
of the 5 following subsystems:

 Fixed and PTZ video sensors (cameras) dispatched across the levels.
 IP High Definition cameras for Plate recognition at Carpark‟s entrances
 Network video recording and external storage (NAS) with their software located
in the Main Low Current and Parking Control Rooms.
 Monitors and video walls located in the Main Low Current and Parking Control
Rooms to monitor the video collected by the sensors.
 Supervision system allowing the control of the CCTV equipment including its
hardware and software.
 The IP network including switches, routers and cabling to allow the video
transmission from the sensors to the recorders or the displays.

The system is interface to the Security Access Control system, for alarm assessment
camera call up, and NVR record start / stop functions

NOTE: - Details of the actual equipment are to be inserted following selection.

Project requirements for the Video Surveillance / Closed Circuit Television System and
associated testing in this section are detailed in the following specification section:

o 28 23 00 - VIDEO SURVEILLANCE.

6.2.5.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT requirement for this service.

6.2.5.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The site inspections will be carried out at the following defined levels:

 Cable testing to BS 7671 / Local wiring regulations / ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B
Guidelines.
 Point to point testing.
 Hard ware testing.
 Software testing.
 System testing.
 Building testing.
 DVR / NVR testing.

The CCTV system commissioning will be contained within method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-ELV-005: CCTV System
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The Closed Circuit Television system will be tested and commissioned in a sectional
fashion, zone by zone, where each IP Encoder / DVR located in IDF per zone will be
fully tested before beginning the next. To carry out testing and commissioning, power,
cameras installed, network cabling and CCTV Control Rooms will be required.

Prior to start testing and commissioning, power, cameras installed, network cabling and
CCTV control rooms will be required (pre-commissioning). Then, commissioning will be
carried out to prepare the CCTV system for further integration on site, then for the site
acceptance with the Engineer.

Once the CCTV system combined with the ACID and FDAS successfully passes the
proving period, the Engineer will approve the handover of the CCTV system.

6.2.5.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: tests listed in Section 6.2.5.3 are
carried out, these to be verified by CML the Resident Engineer will be offered to witness
any part of the testing at time of test.

Acceptance is that test phase that allows the Engineer to “accept” that the system
complies with the specifications.

On site, the acceptance of the CCTV system will take place progressively along with the
availability of the each DVR per zone. Test shall be conducted including specific type of
tests for all the applicable devices, e.g. cameras, monitors, picture quality, etc.

The final approval of the system will be pronounced at the end of the testing and
commissioning period.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to Commissioning Authority throughout all stages
as per the contractors commissioning look-ahead schedule, with at least minimum of 72
hours‟ notice prior to inspection. (As detailed in section 5.2.4.2 of the commissioning
plan commissioning look-ahead schedule and notification)

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.2.5.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Power (Permanent)
 ACID
 FDAS
 SCS



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6.2.6 CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTION SYSTEM (COD)
6.2.6.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The carbon monoxide detection and fan control system monitors the carbon monoxide
levels in the parking garage and to control the exhaust fans to maximize energy
conservation. The system comprises of CO Detection Addressable Control Unit with
event logger thru BACnet and networked CO Gas Transmitter located strategically
throughout the parking structure that cover a maximum area of up to 3048 Meters per
sensor use for centralized gas detection monitoring with real-time gas reading and
selective alarm activation.

The CO Detection Control Panels, located in the Control and Security Room L1-24,
monitors up to 120 separate addressable gas detector heads. Up to 30 detectors on an
RS485 addressable detection loop (total 4 detection loops per panel). COD Panel 1
covers Zone-1 / CO Channel Loops-1 & 2 interfaced with Basement 1 Parking Exhaust
Air Fans (P.EAF), Jet Fans (JF) and Parking Fresh Air Fans (P.FAF) and COD Panel-2
covers Zone-2 / CO Channel Loops-3 & 4 / Basement 2 P.EAF, JF & P.FAF / Zone-3 /
Loops-5 & 6 / Basement 3 P.EAF, JF and P.FAF.

Parking garage exhaust fans shall also be capable of providing smoke evacuation of the
garage. Fans shall run at full speed and the CO monitoring control overridden when the
respective fan smoke purge control is energized by the Fire Department at the Smoke
Control / Management interface located at the Control and BMS Room L1-24.

NOTE: - Details of the actual equipment are to be inserted following selection.

Project requirements for the CO monitoring system and car park ventilation and
associated testing in this section are detailed in the following specification section:

o 28 31 49 CARBON-MONOXIDE DETECTION SYSTEM.

6.2.6.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT requirement for this service.

6.2.6.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The site inspections will be carried out at the following defined levels:

 Cable testing to BS 7671 / Local wiring regulations / ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B
Guidelines.
 Calibration of detectors.
 Function tests of system.
 Function test of system during fire condition.

The CO2 Detection and Car Park Ventilation Control system commissioning will be
contained within method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-ELV-006: Carbon Monoxide Detection System.

6.2.6.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: tests listed in Section 6.2.6.3 are
carried out, these to be verified by CML the Resident Engineer will be offered to witness
any part of the testing at time of test.

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Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to Commissioning Authority throughout all stages
as per the contractors commissioning look-ahead schedule, with at least minimum of 72
hours‟ notice prior to inspection. (As detailed in section 5.2.4.2 of the commissioning
plan commissioning look-ahead schedule and notification)

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.2.6.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Power (Permanent/Temporary)
 Parking Fans
 BMS
 FDAS



6.2.7 STRUCTURED CABLING SYSTEM – TELEPHONE/DATA (SCS)

6.2.7.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
Cabling infrastructure incorporating equipment rooms, telecommunications rooms, and
low voltage cabling and associated support infrastructure (e.g., pathways, cable tray,
conduit, etc.) within the facility, with expansion capability by providing spare fibers and
conductor pairs in cables, positions in patch panels, cross connects, and terminal strips,
and space in backbone cable trays and wireways to accommodate 30% future increase
in active workstations and terminal points. Also, the maximum conduit pathway
capacity shall not exceed a 40% fill. However, perimeter and furniture fill is limited to
75% fill for move and changes.

Backbone cabling system provides interconnections between communications
equipment rooms, main terminal space, and entrance facilities in the
telecommunications cabling system structure. Cabling system consists of backbone
cables, intermediate and main cross-connects, mechanical terminations, and patch
cords or jumpers used for backbone-to-backbone cross-connection. Backbone cabling
cross-connects are located in communications equipment rooms or at entrance
facilities.

Horizontal cable and its connecting hardware provide the means of transporting signals
between the telecommunications outlet/connector and the horizontal cross-connect
located in the communications equipment room.

The facility has 32 nos. of Intermediate Distribution Frame (IDF) Cabinets (CAT6A and
Fiber Optic cables – Data) and 21 nos. of Sub Distribution Frame (SDF) Cabinets
(CAT3 – Voice) connected to their respective Main Distribution Frames (MDF) located
in the Tel. MDF Room B1-43.

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The function of the SCS is to interface the following systems: Wired and Wireless Data
Networks, Wired Telephone Networks, Wired and Wireless Dedicated System Networks
such as CCTV, Access Control, Computer Network Equipment, etc.

SCN outlets are distributed at all areas of the building as per construction drawings.
Also additional outlets are added for various systems as per interface requirements.

NOTE: - Details of the actual equipment are to be inserted following selection.

Project requirements for the Structured Cabling Network and associated testing in this
section are detailed in the specification section:

 271000: STRUCTURED CABLING SYSTEM

6.2.7.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT requirement for this service.

6.2.7.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The site inspections will be carried out at the following defined levels:

The pre-commissioning activities will be primarily to ensure that all Cables (Copper and
Fibre) are inspected and installation made in full accordance with the specification and
to BS 7671, ANSI/TIA/EIA 568-B standards and addendum, and the ISO/IEC 11801 /
11802 including amendments. For example: No cables installed near power lines,
labelling completed, bending radii not exceeded. The full details will be contained in the
specific on site commissioning method statement for the SCN. As a prerequisite to any
ELV system commissioning the relevant section of the clean earth and bonding system
is to be complete, tested and have a resistance value of less than 0.5ohms.

Deployment of the SCN will take place with installation and commissioning. Testing and
commissioning will be done in a sectional fashion, zone by zone, where each zone will
be fully tested before beginning the next.

Prior to start testing and commissioning, power, racks and patch panels installed,
network cabling in all technical control rooms will be required (pre-commissioning).
Then, commissioning will be carried out to prepare the SCN for further integration on
site (SIT), then for the site acceptance (SAT) with the Engineer.

Once the SCN successfully passes the proving period, the Engineer will approve the
handover of the SCN.

It is imperative at the time of commissioning that no other systems are connected to the
SCN, therefore it can be tested as a standalone system.

The Commissioning of the Structured Cabling Network will involve the following testing
and the benchmark will be the factory test results:

Backbone and Horizontal Fibre Optical Fiber Cable Performance Tests:

End-to-end link tests will be performed according to TIA/EIA-568-B.1 and TIA/EIA-568-
B.3.

Attenuation cables will be tested with an OTDR (Optical Time Domain Reflectometer)
and a Light Loss Meter as specified in ANSI/TIA/EIA-526-7 (single-mode)
ANSI/TIA/EIA-526-14A (multi-mode):
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 Permanent Link
 Length
 Attenuation
 Multi Pair

Horizontal CAT6a UTP cables will be tested, with certified test equipment (Fluke or
Agilent) for the following parameters according to TIA/EIA-568-B.1 and TIA/EIA-568-
B.2:

 Pair-to-Pair NEXT (Near End Cross Talk) loss
 Power sum near-end crosstalk (PSNEXT) loss
 Pair-to-Pair ELFEXT (Equal Level Far End Cross Talk) loss
 Power sum equal-level far-end crosstalk (PSELFEXT)
 Attenuation (Insertion Loss)
 Return Loss
 Propagation/Delay Skew
 Cable length (physical vs. electrical, and length requirements).
 Wire map
 Alien crosstalk

Voice Tests: These tests assume that dial tone service has been installed. Connect to
the network interface device at the demarcation point. Go off-hook and listen and
receive a dial tone. If a test number is available, make and receive a local, long
distance, and digital subscription line telephone call.

The Structured Cabling system commissioning will be contained within method
statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-ELV-007: Structured Cabling System.

6.2.7.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: tests listed in Section 6.2.7.3 are
carried out, these to be verified by CML the Resident Engineer will be offered to witness
any part of the testing at time of test.

The test will be offer a single zone and demonstrate that the function of the SCN
equipment within that zone is in full compliance with the specifications.

Acceptance is that test phase that allows the Engineer to “accept” that the system
complies with the specifications.

On site, the acceptance of the SCN will take place progressively along with the
availability of the zones.

The final approval of the SCN will be pronounced at the end of the experimental period.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to Commissioning Authority throughout all stages
as per the contractors commissioning look-ahead schedule, with at least minimum of 72
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hours‟ notice prior to inspection. (As detailed in section 5.2.4.2 of the commissioning
plan commissioning look-ahead schedule and notification)

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.2.7.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Power (Permanent/Temporary)
 Computer Network Equipment (Active Components)
 CCTV
 ACID
 PCS,
 PMS,
 FDAS
 BMS, etc.



6.2.8 PUBLIC ADDRESS / VOICE EVACUATION SYSTEM (PA/VE)

6.2.8.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The Public Address System will be the notification system of Fire Alarm System
consisting of system manager unit, amplifiers, mixers, microphones, speakers, cabling,
and ancillary components required to meet the required system configuration and
operation.

With System Manager Unit, the system features matrixing capabilities, so that a single
system can have its components distributed in different locations under centralized
control. Six (6) nos. of Sound System / Equipment racks located in the Control and
Security Room L1-24 serving 8 evacuation zones with 67 channels of speakers.

The PA/VE system is used mainly for three (3) no. functions:

 Public Address and Paging Announcements.
 Background Music.
 Safety and Emergency broadcasts (Voice Evacuation)

The emergency control shall operate automatically controlled by the fire detecting
system as well as manually controlled via the emergency microphone panels.

Cinemas and Tenant private sound systems will be connected to FAS via interfaces for
muting music and for diffusing Evacuation messages in case of fire.

The PA system has IP connectivity transmitted on CAT6a cables to the facility‟s LAN,
where it shall be retrieved on the system workstation.

NOTE: - Details of the actual equipment are to be inserted following selection.

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Project requirements for the Public Address / Voice Evacuation system and associated
testing in this section are detailed in the specification section:

 275116: PUBLIC ADDRESS AND MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEMS

6.2.8.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT requirement for this service.

6.2.8.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The site inspections will be carried out at the following defined levels:

 Cable testing to BS 7671 / Local wiring regulations / TIA/EIA 568-B standards
 Synchronization of speakers.
 Sound pressure level and intelligibility test.
 Function tests of system.

The PA system is designed to provide manual and automatic announcement, back
ground music and emergency to the facility.

To start with, all cabling and physical installation of speakers and racks shall be
completed and preliminary checks carried out to confirm the correct installation
including continuity checks etc.

As a part of acoustic checks, a pink noise is injected into the system and measurements
are made at all locations and SPL (sound pressure level) measurements are recorded.
SPL level measurements shall vary no more than 10dB within the intended coverage
areas.

During this phase, the areas will hear a continuous noise on all the speakers and it is
expected that no drilling/construction work is in progress as it would affect the SPL
recording.

The Class A wiring (A/B as well) of the loudspeaker and its redundancy shall be tested
after the continuity checks of the LS cables are completed.

From the PC call stations at the designated locations, individual paging calls to each
and every zone shall be made and confirmed on site. Paging on “all call” basis shall
also be tested.

Call to prayer signal shall be activated and checked for the routing to the various zones
with exceptions to the toilet area.

Routing of background music to the various zones and testing the message priority as
pre-programmed will also be carried out.

Paging calls shall be initiated at each phone to check its performance.

The fall back system will also be tested to demonstrate the requirements in the unlikely
failure of the complete PA system.

Redundancy of the hardware within the racks like system manager, amplifiers,
switches, etc. will be tested to ensure that the standby units takes over in the unlikely
event of failure of the working unit.

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The Public Address / Voice Evacuation system commissioning will be contained within
method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-ELV-008: Public Address / Voice Evacuation

6.2.8.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: tests listed in Section 6.2.8.3 are
carried out, these to be verified by CML the Resident Engineer will be offered to witness
any part of the testing at time of test.

The acceptance tests shall include originating and receiving messages at specified
stations, at proper volume levels, without cross talk or noise from other links or non-
designated units, utilizing the approved test procedures, to demonstrate that equipment
operates in accordance with specification requirements.

All functions in a zone per TR will be offered for witnessing and that the sound coverage
is as per the specification.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.2.8.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Power (Permanent/Temporary)
 FDAS
 SCS



6.2.9 INTERCOM SYSTEMS

6.2.9.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The system consists of a Master Indoor Interphone Station located in the Control &
BMS Room L1-24 and 20 nos. of Entry Interphone Stations distributed all over the
various Main Entrances, Loading Docks, etc. providing instant audio
intercommunications for employees.

The Interior Interphone Station is used to receive calls from Entry Interphone Stations
are linked to monitor all entries and create a stand-alone intercom system.

NOTE: - Details of the actual equipment are to be inserted following selection.

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Project requirements for the Intercom Systems and associated testing in this section are
detailed in the following specification section:

 275123 - INTERCOMMUNICATIONS AND PROGRAM SYSTEMS

6.2.9.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT requirement for this service.

6.2.9.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The site inspections will be carried out at the following defined levels:

 Cable testing to BS 7671 / Local Wiring Regulations / ANSI/TIA/EIA 568-B
standards
 Function test of individual stations.
 Function tests of system.

The testing and commissioning of the whole system shall be done in Control and BMS
Room as well as at each Entry Interphone Station locations.

The Indoor Station requires 220VAC power during testing and commissioning of the
system. The Slave Intercom Stations are powered by the Indoor Station to demonstrate
its operation.

During testing and commissioning, all the areas near Indoor and Outdoor Stations must
be clear and isolated to ensure safety of the Engineers and Project Technicians.

The test will verify that the Indoor Station handles the basic status information and
features after initial system program. It shall be assumed that all features would work if
the basic functions and features work. Also, the test includes test originating station-to-
station messages at each intercommunication station. Verify proper routing and volume
levels and that system is free of noise and distortion. Test each available message
path from each station on system.

The Intercom System commissioning will be contained within method statement
reference:

o 10632-CMS-ELV-008: Intercom System

6.2.9.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: tests listed in Section 6.2.9.3 are
carried out, these to be verified by CML the Resident Engineer will be offered to witness
any part of the testing at time of test.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

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The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

After testing and commissioning the whole set-up shall be secured and maintained for
intended application.

6.2.9.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Power (Permanent/Temporary)



6.2.10 PARKING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (PMS)

6.2.10.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The Parking Management System is intended for Transient Parking or hourly rated
parking, with fee paid while exiting. The parking is equipped with a guidance system,
capable of detecting the presence of vehicles in every bay using Vehicle guidance
ultrasonic bay monitoring sensors. A zone-counting system capable of counting
entrance and exit of vehicles into contained areas thus being able to determine the
availability of free spaces in those areas. A combination of the above providing the
ability to measure moving vehicles in the facility as well as static vehicles in individual
parking bays.

The Parking Management System shall be controlled (open/close gates) and monitored
(generate reports, operation) from the Control and Security Room L1-24 and from the
Parking Control Office in B1-03b). If requested by the owner/client, the control and
monitoring access rights shall be granted to the parking operator only, which will be
based in the Parking Control Office.

The system is customer friendly, fully automated with minimum manpower
requirements. This will be an Ethernet based system and fully network operable.

This system comprises various sub-systems and entails control and management of the
Car Park facilities including; vehicle detectors, entry terminal ticket dispensers,
automatic barrier gates, traffic controllers, pay stations, , fee computers, parking facility
management software, parking guidance system and exit terminals.

These entire elements interface to a head end, which will record and monitor system
operation. Additionally the head end can override system operation as well as interface
to other systems.

NOTE: - Details of the actual equipment are to be inserted following selection.

Project requirements for the Parking Management System and associated testing in this
section are detailed in the following specification section:

 111200 - PARKING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

6.2.10.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT requirement for this service.

6.2.10.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The site inspections will be carried out at the following defined levels:
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 Cable testing to BS 7671 / Local Wiring Regulations / ANSI/TIA/EIA 568-B
standards
 Point to point testing.
 Calibration tests.
 System test
 Graphic verification.

The testing and commissioning procedure will involve the testing of each system
component where function / operation will be tested using simulated conditions for
example cars entering entrance barriers. Additionally each component will be tested to
ensure that it can operate on a standalone basis as specified.

Finally the head-end will be tested to ensure communication to all system components
is as specified. Additionally the interfaces will be tested to ensure that the information
received and sent to the interfacing systems is as specified. Then the full system
operation will be tested for full compliance with the „sequence of operation‟.

The PMS system commissioning will be contained within method statement reference.

o 10632-CMS-ELV-009: Parking Management System

6.2.10.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: tests listed in Section 6.2.10.3 are
carried out, these to be verified by CML the Resident Engineer will be offered to witness
any part of the testing at time of test.

The Acceptance Strategy will involve 1 vehicle and Lebanon Pound (Lira) notes from 5
to 100 Pound face values and 1 Pound coins. A car will be driven up to the gate and a
valid ticket issued. After the first 3-hour charge period the ticket will be inserted in the
pay machine and a note inserted to pay the ticket, this demonstration will be repeated
for all 4 possible permutations of inserting note. All charge periods will be
demonstrated.

Additionally all other system components will be demonstrated to ensure full compliance
with the specifications these are: vehicle detectors, entry terminal ticket dispensers,
automatic barrier gates, traffic controllers, pay stations, , fee computers, parking facility
management software, parking guidance system and exit terminals. Additionally each
component will be tested to ensure that it can operate on a standalone basis as
specified.

Finally the headend will be demonstrated to ensure communication to all system
components is as specified. Additionally the interfaces will be demonstrated to ensure
that the information received and sent to the interfacing systems is as specified. Then
the full system operation will be demonstrated for full compliance with the „sequence of
operation.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to Commissioning Authority throughout all stages
as per the contractors commissioning look-ahead schedule, with at least minimum of 72
hours‟ notice prior to inspection. (As detailed in section 5.2.4.2 of the commissioning
plan commissioning look-ahead schedule and notification)
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Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.2.10.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Power (Permanent/Temporary)
 SCS


6.2.11 WIRELESS RADIO SYSTEM

NOTE: - Technical Specification and Design Drawings are required to finalize this
section.


6.2.12 GSM SYSTEM

NOTE: - Technical Specification and Design Drawings are required to finalize this
section.



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6.3 MECHANICAL SYSTEM

6.3.1 HYDRAULIC PRESSURE TESTING OF PIPEWORK
6.3.1.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The following hydraulic systems on the project will be subject to a final hydraulic
pressure test to confirm system integrity prior to moving on to the pre-commissioning
flushing and chemical cleaning of the system.

The pressure rating for each individual system, test pressures and duration for each test
are detailed in specification section 23 21 13.

o Chilled water – All circuits
o Heating water – All circuits
o Energy recovery and terminal reheat – All circuits
o Condenser water – All circuits
o Fuel oil piping – internal and containment piping.

The project requirements for pressure testing of hydraulic pipe-work are detailed in the
following specifications:

o Section 232113 – Hydronic piping. Part 3.9 B 4

6.3.1.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT for this service.

6.3.1.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
All systems will be subjected to a final pressure test to be conducted at 1.5 times
working pressure or the pressure specified, as per specification, whichever is the
greater.

Remove from systems, during testing, equipment, which would be damaged by test
pressure, and replace removed equipment after testing. Systems may be tested in
sections as work progresses. However, any previously tested portion shall become part
of the final entire system test.

The contractor shall conduct interim comfort check hydraulic pressure testing on the
completion of sections of the installation. This interim hydraulic pressure testing is to be
carried out as often as necessary to prevent delay of other trades.

The pressure testing will not commence until the installation mechanical checklists are
signed off by the Resident Engineer. The procedure to be carried out whilst conducting
the pipework pressure testing will be contained within method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-M-001: PIPEWORK PRESSURE TEST.
o 10632-CMS-M-005: PIPEWORK PRESSURE TEST – FUEL OIL


6.3.1.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The parameter used for acceptance of pressure testing is that there shall be no
pressure drop, except that due to a temperature change, in 4-hours period as detailed in
project specification.

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Intermediate pipework pressure testing will be offered by the subcontractor and
witnessed by the Construction Supervisor; the Commissioning Authority will monitor and
collate the documentation.

The final pipework pressure testing will be offered by the subcontractor and witnessed
by the Construction Supervisor and the Commissioning Authority. The Commissioning
Authority will collate the documentation.

The testing will be offered for witness with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.3.1.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Hydraulic test kit.
 Water Supply (Permanent/Temporary/Tanker)
 Drainage (Permanent/Temporary/Tanker)


6.3.2 CONDENSER WATER PUMPS
6.3.2.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The Condenser Water system passes water from the cooling towers to the reciprocating
chillers then back to the towers. There are three sets of pumps with three chillers and
three cooling towers. Any pump set can operate with any cooling tower.
The make-up water which is metered is supplied to the cooling towers via the domestic
water system


NOTE: - Details of the actual pumps are to be inserted following pump selection.

Project requirements for the chilled water pumps and associated testing in this section
are detailed in the following Specification sections:

 232123 – Hydronic Pumps.

6.3.2.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
The Factory Acceptance Test requirements for Chilled Water Pumps are:

One of each pump model / size will have a witnessed “detailed functional test”. The test
shall be carried out at the manufacturer‟s agent‟s facility this shall include but not
necessarily be limited to:

 Physical inspection of unit
 Electrical test of motor.

Electrical and mechanical performance at:

 The system design volume.
 The future expansion volume.

6.3.2.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES / STRATEGY
The initial pre-commissioning, pump alignment and setting to work is to be carried out
by the pump manufacturer/supplier. The pump commissioning will not commence until
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the installation mechanical and electrical checklists are signed off by the Resident
Engineer. The pump pre-commissioning, alignment and setting to work will be
contained within method statement references:

o 10632-CMS-M-007: PUMP ALIGNMENT.

NOTE: The pump final commissioning will form part of the HVAC Testing and Balancing
section:

o 10632-CMS-M-010: HVAC TESTING AND BALANCING (PIPED SYSTEMS).

Project requirements for the sound and vibration testing in this section are detailed in
Specification 23 05 48 (Noise, vibration and seismic controls for HVAC).


6.3.2.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: the pump alignment and operation
are within acceptable limits and all functional checks are acceptable.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.3.2.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Water Supply (Permanent/Temporary/Tanker)
 Drainage (Permanent/Temporary/Tanker)
 Power (Permanent/Temporary)
 BMS


6.3.3 CHILLED WATER PUMPS
6.3.3.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
There are two circuits on the chilled water system for this project a primary and a
secondary.

1. Primary Pump System – This consists of a duty and standby pump (fixed
speed) for each reciprocating chiller. Each pump has been design to circulate
the correct mass flow rate through its designated chiller and either sent to the
secondary system‟s main header or back to the chiller via the decoupler
depending on demand.
2. Secondary Pump System – This consists of four duty pumps and one standby
pump (variable speed) which draw from the main chilled water header to feed
the Air Handling Units, Fan Coil Units situated throughout the project before
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returning to the primary chilled water circuit. These pumps will vary their speed
dependant on demand of the system:

Secondary Pump System – This consists of four duty pumps and one standby pump (variable
speed) which draw from the main header to feed the Air Handling Units, Fan Coil Units situated
throughout the project before returning to the primary chilled water circuit. These pumps will
vary their speed dependant on demand of the system:


NOTE: - Details of the actual pumps are to be inserted following pump selection.

Project requirements for the chilled water pumps and associated testing in this section
are detailed in the following Specification sections:

 232123 – Hydronic Pumps.

6.3.3.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
The Factory Acceptance Test requirements for Chilled Water Pumps are:

One of each pump model / size will have a witnessed “detailed functional test”. The test
shall be carried out at the manufacturer‟s agent‟s facility this shall include but not
necessarily be limited to:

 Physical inspection of unit
 Electrical test of motor.

Electrical and mechanical performance at:

 The system design volume.
 The future expansion volume.

6.3.3.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/ STRATEGY
The initial pre-commissioning, pump alignment and setting to work is to be carried out
by the pump manufacturer/supplier. The pump commissioning will not commence until
the installation mechanical and electrical checklists are signed off by the Resident
Engineer. The pump pre-commissioning, alignment and setting to work will be
contained within method statement references:

o 10632-CMS-M-007: PUMP ALIGNMENT.

NOTE: The pump final commissioning will form part of the HVAC Testing and Balancing
section:

o 10632-CMS-M-010: HVAC TESTING AND BALANCING (PIPED SYSTEMS).

Project requirements for the sound and vibration testing in this section are detailed in
Specification 23 05 48 (Noise, vibration and seismic controls for HVAC).


6.3.3.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: the pump alignment and operation
are within acceptable limits and all functional checks are acceptable.

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Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.3.3.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Water Supply (Permanent/Temporary/Tanker)
 Drainage (Permanent/Temporary/Tanker)
 Power (Permanent/Temporary)
 BMS


6.3.4 HEATING WATER PUMPS
6.3.4.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The Beirut City Centre Project has a Low Temperature Hot Water (LTHW) system that
provides the primary heat source via oil fired boilers for the Domestic Hot Water
Calorifiers, Air Handling Units and Fan Coil Units. The Primary LTHW is supplemented
by and energy recovery system utilizing the heat from the flue gases of the generators.
The system comprises the following main plant and equipment:


LTHW - Boiler primary pumps.
 HWPP 1 & 2
LTHW – Energy recovery pumps.
 HWRP 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
LTHW - Secondary pumps.
 HWSP 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5


NOTE: - Details of the actual pumps are to be inserted following pump selection.

Project requirements for the heating water pumps and associated testing in this section
are detailed in the following specification sections:

 23 21 23 Pumps.

6.3.4.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
The Factory Acceptance Test requirements for Heating Water Pumps are:

One of each pump model / size will have a witnessed “detailed functional test”. The test
shall be carried out at the manufacturer‟s agent‟s facility this shall include but not
necessarily be limited to:

 Physical inspection of unit
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 Electrical test of motor.

Electrical and mechanical performance at:

 The system design volume.
 The future expansion volume.

6.3.4.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/ STRATEGY
The initial pre-commissioning, pump alignment and setting to work is to be carried out
by the pump manufacturer/supplier. The pump commissioning will not commence until
the installation mechanical and electrical checklists are signed off by the Resident
Engineer. The pump pre-commissioning, alignment and setting to work will be
contained within method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-M-007: PUMP ALIGNMENT.
o 10632-CMS-M-010: HVAC TESTING AND BALANCING (PIPED SYSTEMS).

NOTE: The pump final commissioning will form part of the HVAC Testing and Balancing
section.

6.3.4.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: the pump alignment and operation
are within acceptable limits and all functional checks are acceptable.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.3.4.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Water Supply (Permanent/Temporary/Tanker)
 Drainage (Permanent/Temporary/Tanker)
 Power (Permanent/Temporary)
 BMS



6.3.5 FUEL OIL PUMPS AND SYSTEM
6.3.5.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The fuel oil pumps distribute the fuel oil via the distribution system to the LTHW Boilers
and the emergency power generators.

The system comprises of:
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 3 Fuel Oil Retention Tanks for the Generators with associated transfer pumps
(two sets) and Return pumps (One set).
 1 Fuel Oil Retention Tanks for the Boilers with associated transfer pumps (one
set).

In addition the system contains a tank level monitoring control system and leak
detection system all interfaced with the BMS

NOTE: - Details of the actual pumps are to be inserted following pump selection.

Project requirements for the fuel oil pumps and associated testing in this section are
detailed in the following specification section:

 23 13 13 Facility fuel oil piping.

6.3.5.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
Factory Acceptance Test requirements for the fuel oil supply system are limited to
leakage tests for the underground storage tanks. The leakage tests are to be carried
out at the manufacturer‟s facility.
6.3.5.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/ STRATEGY
The initial pre-commissioning and setting to work for the entire system include the tank
level control and the leak detection is to be carried out by the specialist
manufacturer/supplier. The pump/system commissioning will not commence until the
installation mechanical and electrical checklists are signed off by the Resident engineer.
The pump pre-commissioning, alignment and setting to work and system
commissioning will be contained within method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-M-006: FUEL OIL SYSTEM INC. TANK LEVEL MONITORING
AND LEAK DETECTION.

6.3.5.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: the pump alignment and operation
are within acceptable limits and all functional checks are acceptable.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.3.5.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Power (Permanent/Temporary)
 BMS


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6.3.6 FLUSHING and CHEMICAL TREATMENT OF HVAC PIPEWORK
6.3.6.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
All HVAC piped Systems on the Beirut City Centre Project are to be cleaned prior to any
commissioning and testing works being carried out. The following systems will require
Pre-commissioning flushing and chemical cleaning:

 Chilled Water Primary System.
 Chilled Water Secondary System.

 Boiler Primary System.
 Secondary Hot Water System.
 Energy Recovery Hot Water System

 Condenser Water System

Project requirements for HVAC water treatment are detailed in the following
Specification section:

o 23 25 00 HVAC water treatment.

6.3.6.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT for this service.

6.3.6.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
In the absence of any additional recommendations the flushing of the chilled water will
follow guidelines as set out in BSRIA Application guide 1-2001 and will include:

 Constant water analysis
 A system static flush.
 A fresh water dynamic flush.
 Velocity proving (110% of Design or BSRIA flushing velocity whichever is
greater).
 Chemical Cleaning.
 Chemical dynamic flush.
 Addition of Inhibitor and Biocide.
 Back flushing of equipment and plant.
 Final laboratory report.

The flushing will not commence until the pipework pressure tests, as described in
Section 6.3.1, and the pump alignment and pre-commissioning, as described in Section
6.3.2, are signed off. The pre-commissioning flushing and chemical treatment of all
water systems pipework will be contained within method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-M-012: FLUSHING AND CHEMICAL CLEANING.

6.3.6.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The flushing will be offered for witness by the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages of the flushing, at no stage will the process be delayed due to non-availability of
the witnessing party. The parameters for acceptance are that the velocities are
obtained, that water quality is within acceptable limits after both flushes and that
Inhibitor and Biocide levels are correct.

The testing will be offered for witness to Commissioning Authority throughout all stages
as per the contractors commissioning look-ahead schedule, with at least minimum of 72
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hours‟ notice prior to inspection. (As detailed in section 5.2.4.2 of the commissioning
plan)

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.3.6.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Water Supply (Permanent/Temporary/Tanker)
 Drainage (Permanent/Temporary/Tanker)
 Power (Permanent/Temporary)
 Chemicals


6.3.7 HVAC PIPED SYSTEM PRESSURISATION UNITS
6.3.7.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The following pressurisation units utilised in the HVAC piping systems found in the
Beirut City Centre project to maintain the system operating pressure and control system
make up water addition. These are:

Chilled Water Systems – Primary / Secondary
 Pressurisation unit Exp.T 03.
Low temperature Water System – Primary / Secondary
 Pressurisation unit Exp.T 01 & 02

NOTE: - Details of the actual pressurisation units are to be inserted following pump
selection.

Project requirements for pressurisation units and commissioning are detailed in the
following Specification section:

o Specification division to be identified.


6.3.7.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT for this service.

6.3.7.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The initial pre-commissioning and setting to work is to be carried out by the
pressurisation unit manufacturer/supplier. The pressurisation commissioning will not
commence until the installation mechanical and electrical checklists are signed off by
the Resident Engineer. The pressurisation unit pre-commissioning and setting to work
will be contained within method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-M-019: PRESSURISATION UNIT.

NOTE: The pressurisation final settings will be dictated by the system design.

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6.3.7.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: the unit operates correctly, controls
at the required set points and all interfaces work correctly.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.3.7.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Make up water supply.
 The chilled water system.
 Power (Permanent/Temporary).
 BMS


6.3.8 HVAC PIPED SERVICES WATER DOSING SYSTEM
6.3.8.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The following chemical dosing units utilised in the HVAC piping systems found in the
Beirut City Centre project. These units are to monitor and control the level of water
treatment chemical in the system and to control additional dosing as and if required.
These are:

Chilled Water Primary / Secondary system
 Chemical pot feeder located in the Chiller Plant Room.

Project requirements for HVAC piped services chemical dosing systems are detailed in
the following Specification section:

 23 66 00 Chemical Metering Pumps.

Low Temperature Hot Water Primary / Secondary system
 Chemical pot feeder located in the Chiller Plant Room.

Project requirements for HVAC piped services chemical dosing systems are detailed in
the following Specification section:

 23 66 00 Chemical Metering Pumps.

6.3.8.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT for this service.

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6.3.8.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/ STRATEGY
The initial commissioning of the chemical dosing system will be carried by the system
manufacturer/supplier. The commissioning of the chemical dosing system will not
commence until the flushing, as described in Section 6.3.6, and the pressurisation unit
commissioning, as described in Section 6.3.7, are signed off. The chemical dosing
system commissioning will be contained within method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-M-020: CHEMICAL METERING PUMPS.

6.3.8.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
If the correct levels of chemical are set, then the system shall maintain the correct water
dosing levels. The dosing system will be set and monitored over a 4 week period and
acceptance will be based on correct levels at the end of this period.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.3.8.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Installation completion of the associated piped service.
 Power (Permanent/Temporary)
 BMS
 Chemicals


6.3.9 LTHW BOILERS
6.3.9.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
Low Temperature Hot Water (LTHW) boilers are generated by:

Oil Fired LTHW Boilers –
 B-1and B-2 – located within level 3.

NOTE: - Details of the actual boilers and their associated ancillary equipment is to be
inserted following pump selection.

Project requirements for Low Temperature Hot Water boilers are detailed in the
following Specification section:

o 23 52 39 Fire Tube Boilers

6.3.9.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
Project requirements for the boilers and associated testing in this section are detailed in
the following specification section:
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o 23 52 39 Fire Tube Boilers

Factory Acceptance Testing of the LTHW Boilers is to be carried out at the
manufacturer‟s facility

The following tests are to be carried out in the factory:

 Provide factory boiler inspection prior to shipment and submit copy of the
manufacturer's Data Report to confirm compliance with ASME Code
requirements shall be furnished by the boiler manufacturer.

 Shop-assembled pressure parts of the boiler shall be hydrostatically tested at
the factory at a pressure of 1 1/2 times the design pressure.

 Provide factory tests to check construction, controls, and operation of unit. The
boiler manufacturer shall perform a startup load and combustion analysis test.

6.3.9.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The initial pre-commissioning and setting to work is to be carried out by the boiler
manufacturer / supplier. The boiler commissioning will not commence until the
installation mechanical and electrical checklists are signed off by the Resident Engineer.

The boiler manufacturer's certified factory trained representative will inspect the boiler
after installation is complete and submit report prior to start up; verifying installation is in
accordance with specifications and manufacturer's recommendations.

The boiler manufacturer shall carry out the starting up, adjustment and operation of the
boiler and firing equipment and all other equipment furnished by the boiler manufacturer

The boiler pre-commissioning and setting to work will be contained within method
statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-M-014: LTHW BOILERS (INC. FLUE GAS ANALYSIS).
o 10632-CMS-M-015: BOILER FEED WATER SYSTEM.

6.3.9.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: The boiler manufacturer shall pre-
commission and commission the boilers, perform a startup, load test and combustion
analysis test all function and operation checks are within acceptable limits.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

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6.3.9.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Make up water supply.
 The LTHW system installation completion
 All ancillary equipment commissioned.
 Power (Permanent/Temporary).
 Fuel Oil System.


6.3.10 DUCTWORK LEAKAGE TESTING
6.3.10.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The summarised ductwork leakage requirements for the project, as below, are as
detailed in the specifications:

o 23 08 13 – Commissioning of HVAC Air and Water balancing, and
o 23 31 13 – Metal ducts.

The following ducts are to be pressure tested using a portable high pressure blower and
all necessary instruments. Conduct test under positive pressure, to test to all ducts
intended to operate under positive pressure, such as:

 Supply ducts from fans to air outlets including all riser shafts.
 Supply ducts from fans to air terminal units.
 Supply ducts from air terminal units to air outlets.

Conduct test under negative pressure, to test to all ducts intended to operate under
negative pressure, such as:

 Return ducts from air inlets to fans including all riser shafts. (Not required on
portions of duct exposed in spaces served by duct.)
 Toilet exhaust ducts from air inlets to fans.
 General exhaust ducts from air inlets to fans.
 Kitchen exhaust ducts from hoods to fans. - kitchen grease exhaust, dishwasher
exhaust, fume hood exhaust and sterile processing exhaust
 Dishwasher exhaust ducts from hoods to fans.
 Fume hood exhausts from cabinets or hoods to fans.
 All negative isolation exhaust air ducts.

Project requirements for HVAC ductwork leakage testing are detailed in the following
Specification sections:

o 23 08 13 – Commissioning of HVAC Air and Water balancing
o 23 31 13 – Metal ducts.

6.3.10.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT for this service.

6.3.10.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
There is no commissioning of Duct Work systems other than the testing, adjusting and
balancing, but there is leak testing and this will be as recommended in the SMACNA
Balancing Manual.

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Test ductwork including plenums at pressure equal to SMACNA Pressure Classification
specified for the type of ductwork tested.

Allowable leakage shall be per seal and leakage class defined by SMACNA air duct
leakage testing manual, or as per the specification, or in the case of a difference,
whichever is the most stringent.

Testing shall be performed continuously as the work progresses to insure quality
control. Test report log shall be kept by the contractor and issued to the Engineer, as
part of the handover documentation.

If the duct pressure testing is carried out by the sheet metal contractor, the test results
shall be certified by the air balancing contractor. CML will carry out random witnessing
checks.

The leak testing will not commence until the installation mechanical checklists are
signed off by the Resident Engineer. The procedures to be employed whilst carrying
out the duct work leak testing will be contained within method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-M-024: DUCTWORK PRESSURE TESTING.

6.3.10.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The system acceptance for duct work testing is that the leakage is within the limits as
prescribed by the SMACNA Air Duct Leakage Testing Manual. Duct work leakage
testing will be offered by the subcontractor and witnessed by the Construction
Supervisor. CML will monitor and collate the documentation for issue as part of the
hand over documentation.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.3.10.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 A duct work leakage test kit.
 Micro-manometer.
 Applicable ductwork pressure test devices.

6.3.11 FIRE DAMPER DROP TESTS
6.3.11.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The following types of fire dampers are detailed in the specification:

o 23 33 00 – Air duct accessories.

There are three types of dampers specified. (Further information will be written in to the
commissioning plan upon material submittal approval) These types are namely:

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CURTAIN TYPE FIRE DAMPERS – These dampers are to be constructed of either,
Galvanized mild steel or stainless steel to match the construction of the duct work in
which each one is housed. This type of damper is to be constructed with spring-
actuated blades that close and lock in closed position when released by the fusible link.
This type of dampers is to be mounted vertically, and retain curtain-type blades in a
recess to maintain connecting ductwork free area. This type of damper shall have UL
label consistent with fire rating of the partition in which it is to be installed. This type of
damper shall be a dynamic type. The fusible link is to be selected for release at 74
degrees C.

CEILING TYPE FIRE DAMPERS - These dampers are to be constructed of galvanized
steel with galvanized steel blades weighted to close when released. This type of
damper is to have fusible volume adjustment. Specially test and UL rate as ceiling fire
dampers for floor-ceiling and roof-ceiling applications. Provide UL classification
insulation for larger sizes. This type of damper shall be a dynamic type.

SMOKE DAMPERS – This type of damper is to be provided at air handling unit supply
and return ducts, in outside air ducts of units capable of 100 percent outside air
operation, and in smoke partitions in accordance with NFPA 90 A and NFPA 101.
Further details can be obtained by referring to the relevant drawings and diagrams.

Each damper shall be fitted with an electric actuators fitted with limit switches for
interlocking purposes, that shall activate when the damper is in the 100 percent open
position.

Project requirements for Fire Dampers, Motorised Fire and Smoke Dampers, and the
required testing are detailed in the following Specification section:

o 23 33 00 – Air duct accessories.

6.3.11.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT for this service.

6.3.12.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/ STRATEGY
CURTAIN TYPE and CEILING TYPE FIRE DAMPERS – These types of fire dampers
will be subjected to a fire damper drop tests, which will include a 100% witness, check
for:

 Accessibility,
 Operation, and,
 Reset of every unit.

The drop testing will not commence until the installation mechanical checklists are
signed off and is to be completed prior to any Test Adjust and Balancing works being
carried out.

The procedures to be employed whilst carrying out the fire damper drop testing will be
contained within method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-M-025: FIRE DAMPER DROP TESTING.

SMOKE DAMPERS- This type of fire damper will be subjected to a fire damper drop
tests, which will include a 100% witness, check for:

o Accessibility,
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o Operation and
o Reset of every unit.
o Correct operation of interface units.

The drop testing will not commence until the installation mechanical checklists are
signed off and is to be completed prior to any Test Adjust and Balancing works being
carried out. The interfacing checks rely on completion of the appropriate Fire Alarm
panel and Building Management System DDC, and will be contained within the method
statement for that individual system.

The procedures to be employed whilst carrying out the Motorised Fire and Smoke
Damper testing will be contained within method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-M-026: MOTORISED FIRE AND SMOKE DAMPER TESTING.


In addition, a 100% check for addressing and reference with both the Fire Alarm
System, and the Building Management System, will be required. The interfacing checks
rely on completion of the appropriate Fire Alarm panel and Building Management
System DDC, and will be contained within the method statement for those individual
systems.

6.3.11.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The system acceptance for the Fire Damper drop testing and Motorised Fire and Smoke
Damper Testing is that all the dampers are accessible, close correctly with no leakage
and can be reset from the access provided. The drop testing will be carried out by the
subcontractor and verified by the Commissioning Authority and the Construction
Supervisor.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.3.11.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Duct work complete.
 Hand tools.
 Multi-meter.



6.3.12 AIR HANDLING UNITS AND MISCELLANEOUS FANS
6.3.12.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
All Air Handling Units on the project are to be multi fans units.

Air Handling Units
There are three main types of AHU utilised on the Beirut City Centre Project:

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AHUs with Recirculation (AHU)
 These are utilised in mall areas. There are approximately 19 of these units
within the project.

The return air from the mall is mixed with the fresh air to achieve the desired air quality
and temperature, which then can be cooled / heated if required before entering the
ductwork network to the various areas served by the AHU.

The AHU‟s with recirculation serving the Beirut City Centre project mall areas are as
listed below:

AHU-L0-L0-01, AHU-L0-L0-02, AHU-L0-L0-03, AHU-L0-L0-04, AHU-L0-L0-05, AHU-L0-
L0-06, AHU-L3-L1-01, AHU-L3-L1-02, AHU-L3-L1-03, AHU-L3-L1-04, AHU-L3-L2-01,
AHU-L3-L2-02, AHU-L3-L2-03, AHU-L3-L2-04, AHU-L3-L2-05, AHU-L3-L2-06, AHU-L4-
L3-01, AHU-L4-L3-02,AHU-L4-L3-03,AHU-L4-L3-04.


Full Fresh Air Units with Energy Recovery Wheel (AHU)
 These are used in the shops and toilet areas. There are 8 of these units within
the project.
A fundamental part of the energy efficiency of the HVAC systems on the Beirut City
Centre project is the energy recovery wheel. These systems utilise the exhaust air from
the shops or toilets and transfer the energy to the incoming fresh air.

These ventilation systems are 100% fresh air systems and the heat recovery makes use
of the considerable amount of rejected energy (cold air in the hot months and warm air
in the winter) that would be discharged by the extract air systems. The energy recovery
system absorbs the heat being rejected from the mall shops and toilets and then
transfers it to the fresh air supply ductwork and used as pre-cooling in the summer and
pre-heating in the winter.

The AHU‟s with energy recovery wheels serving the Beirut City Centre project shop and
toilets areas are as listed below:

AHU-L3-FC-01, AHU-L3-FC-02, FAHU-L4-Toilets-01, FAHU-L4-Toilets-02, FAHU-L4-
Toilets-03, FAHU-RF-Toilets-01, FA.ERU-L3-Shops-01, FA.ERU-L3-Shops-02,
FA.ERU-L4-Shops-01,



AHUs with Recirculation and Energy Recovery Wheel (AHU)
 These are utilised in Food Court areas. There are 2 of these units within the
project.

These ventilation systems are either 100% fresh air systems or utilize the three way
mixing box. The heat recovery makes use of the considerable amount of rejected
energy (cold air in the hot months and warm air in the winter) that would be discharged
by the extract air systems. The energy recovery system absorbs the heat being
rejected from the mall shops and toilets and then transfers it to the fresh air supply
ductwork and used as pre-cooling in the summer and pre-heating in the winter.

The AHU‟s with recirculation and energy recovery wheels serving the Beirut City Centre
project food courts are as listed below:

AHU-L3-FC-01 & AHU-L3-FC-02

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Project requirements for HVAC fans are detailed in the following Specification section:

o 23 08 00 Commissioning of HVAC Air and Water system balancing.
o 23 73 00 Indoor central station Air handling Units.

Miscellaneous fans
The remainder of fans on the project comprise Axial, Centrifugal and roof unit fans,
(details will be added as the material submittals for each type of unit are approved).

The application and approximate quantities of fans are detailed below:

PARKING EXHAUST FANS (PEAF) 36 off
PARKING FRESH AIR FANS (PFAF) 34 off
KITCHEN HOOD FANS & EXHAUST TREATMENT UNITS
(HETU) 79 off
FRESH AIR FANS (FAF) 5 off
EXHAUST AIR FANS (EXF) 31 off
KITCHEN FRESH AIR FANS (KFAF) 39 off
PARKING JET FANS (JF) 12 off
PRECISION AIR HANDLING CABINET (AHC) 2 0ff

Project requirements for HVAC fans are detailed in the following Specification section:

o 23 34 00 HVAC fans.
o 23 08 00 Commissioning of HVAC Air and Water system balancing.

6.3.12.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
AIR HANDLING UNITS
Project requirements for the Air Handling Units and associated testing in this section are
detailed in the following specification section:

o 23 73 00 Indoor central station Air handling Units.

Air Handling Units will be subject to a Factory Inspection at the manufacturers facility
prior to shipping and preparation for factory Acceptance Testing at the testing facility

Section 1.4 of 23 73 00 states the requirement for a standard factory tests shall be
performed on every single unit required by the project and shall be completed and
factory certified. The fans shall be factory run tested to ensure structural integrity and
proper RPM. All electrical circuits shall be tested to ensure correct operation before
shipment of unit.

The Design Consultant and the Commissioning Authority Engineer shall witness the
Factory Acceptance Tests as described above and perform an inspection during
assembly of units for one of each of the supply and exhaust unit sizes and types
specified for the project.

There is addition requirement to carry out sound and vibration testing on Air Handling
Units, and this is detailed in section 6.5.5 of the commissioning plan.

MISCELLANEOUS VENTILATION FANS
There is no FAT requirement for these fans.

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6.3.12.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/ STRATEGY
The initial pre-commissioning, drive alignment and setting to work is to be carried out by
the unit manufacturer/supplier as stated in 23 08 13 (Commissioning of HVAC Air and
Water system balancing). The fan commissioning will not commence until the
installation mechanical and electrical checklists are signed off by the Resident Engineer.
The fan pre-commissioning, drive alignment and setting to work will be contained within
method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-M-031: AHU – SETTING TO WORK AND START UP.
o 10632-CMS-M-032: VENTILATION FAN – SETTING TO WORK AND START
UP.


NOTE: The fan final commissioning will form part of the HVAC Testing and Balancing
section.

6.3.12.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: the drive alignment and operation
are within acceptable limits and all checks as per the Pre Functional Checklist are
satisfactorily completed.

In addition all site testing as per the specification is to be satisfactorily completed, and
the Functional Performance Test sheets are to be completed and signed off.

Energy Use tests are to be carried out to verify energy usage in line with the Contract
Documentation and the Project Specifications.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.3.12.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Duct work complete
 Power (Permanent/Temporary)
 BMS


6.3.13 SMOKE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
6.3.13.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
All Smoke Management Fans on the project are to be multi fan units.

Smoke Management System
The Smoke Management System on the Beirut City Centre Project comprises:
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Five Smoke Make-Up fresh Air Fans (MFAF)
22 Smoke Exhaust Ventilators (SEF)

6.3.13.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
SMOKE FANS
Project requirements for the Smoke Fans and associated testing in this section are
detailed in the following specification section:

o 23 73 00 Indoor central station Air handling Units.

Smoke fans will be subject to a Factory Inspection at the manufacturer‟s facility prior to
shipping and preparation for factory Acceptance Testing at the testing facility

Section 1.4 of 23 73 00 states the requirement for a standard factory tests shall be
performed on every single unit required by the project and shall be completed and
factory certified. The fans shall be factory run tested to ensure structural integrity and
proper RPM. All electrical circuits shall be tested to ensure correct operation before
shipment of unit.

The Design Consultant and the Commissioning Authority Engineer shall witness the
Factory Acceptance Tests as described above and perform an inspection during
assembly of units for one of each of the supply and exhaust unit sizes and types
specified for the project.

There is addition requirement to carry out sound and vibration testing on Smoke Fans,
and this is detailed in section 6.5.5 of the commissioning plan.


6.3.13.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/ STRATEGY
The initial pre-commissioning, drive alignment and setting to work is to be carried out by
the unit manufacturer/supplier as stated in 23 08 13 (Commissioning of HVAC Air and
Water system balancing). The fan commissioning will not commence until the
installation mechanical and electrical checklists are signed off by the Resident Engineer.
The fan pre-commissioning, drive alignment and setting to work will be contained within
method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-M-031: AHU – SETTING TO WORK AND START UP.
o 10632-CMS-M-032: VENTILATION FAN – SETTING TO WORK AND START
UP.


NOTE: The fan final commissioning will form part of the HVAC Testing and Balancing
section.

6.3.13.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: the drive alignment and operation
are within acceptable limits and all checks as per the Pre Functional Checklist are
satisfactorily completed.

In addition all site testing as per the specification is to be satisfactorily completed, and
the Functional Performance Test sheets are to be completed and signed off.

Energy Use tests are to be carried out to verify energy usage in line with the Contract
Documentation and the Project Specifications.
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Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.3.13.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Duct work complete
 Power (Permanent/Temporary)
 BMS

6.3.14 REFRIGERANT PIPING PRESSURE TESTING
6.3.14.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
Refrigerant piping comprises of copper tube linking the indoor and outdoor units of DX
air conditioning units.

Project requirements for refrigerant piping testing are detailed in the following
Specification section:

o 23 21 13 Hydronic pipework.

6.3.14.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT for this service.

6.3.14.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
There is no commissioning of this system but there is pressure testing.

 Carry out pressure test as dictated by the refrigerant being used.
 Charge the low and high-pressure side of the system with a dry, inert gas as
required by ANSI B31.5.
 Maintain pressure without decay for 30 minutes minimum.
 Evacuate refrigerant system with vacuum pump until 1.7 deg C is indicated on
vacuum dehydration indicator. Maintain vacuum for a period of 5 hours after
closing valve between pump and system.
 Break vacuum with refrigerant gas and allow pressure to build to 13.7 kPa and
hold prior to completing the system charge.

The procedures for the refrigerant pipework pressure testing will be contained within the
split AC commissioning method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-M-003: DX UNIT PIPEWORK PRESSURE TESTING.


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6.3.14.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
All pipework will be tested by the installer, and will be offered for witness by the
Construction Supervisor. The tests will be accepted if there are no leaks from the
pipework and no drop in pressure during the tests. The Commissioning Authority will
monitor and collate the documentation.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.3.14.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Split AC

6.3.15 VRV SPLIT SYSTEM AIR CONDITIONING UNIT
6.3.15.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The Variable Refrigerant Volume system (VRV) serves the UPS and BMS rooms. The
outdoor unit (Condenser) is situated on level 4.

Project requirements for split AC systems and commissioning are detailed in the
following Specification section:

o Specification division to be identified.

6.3.15.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT for this service.

6.3.15.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/ STRATEGY
The initial pre-commissioning and setting to work is to be carried out by the unit
manufacturer/supplier or subcontractor. The DX system commissioning will not
commence until the installation mechanical and electrical checklists and refrigerant leak
test, as described in section 6.3.20, are signed. The fan pre-commissioning and setting
to work will be contained within method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-M-004: DX UNIT COMMISSIONING.

NOTE: The fan final commissioning will form part of the HVAC Testing and Balancing
section.

6.3.15.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: the unit operation is acceptable, and
the system controls within acceptable limits.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

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The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.3.15.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Ductwork
 Power (Permanent/Temporary)
 Pipework pressure test, evacuation and charging.


6.3.16 FAN COIL UNITS
6.3.16.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
Fan Coil Units have been selected generally for use in the following areas:

 Shops
 Offices

There are 225 Fan Coil Units in the Beirut City Centre project.

Project requirements for Fan Coil Units are detailed in the following Specification
section:

 23 82 19 Fan Coil Units.
 23 08 13 Commissioning of HVAC air and water systems balancing

6.3.16.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
Project requirements for the Factory Acceptance Testing of the Fan Coil units are:

One of each size / type of unit shall be subjected to a Full Factory Acceptance Test that
will be carried out at the manufacturer‟s facility.

The Factory Acceptance Test shall include, but not necessarily limited to:

 Initial inspection
 Volumetric performance test
 Cooling capacity test.
 Heating capacity test

The Factory reports shall be submitted for review and comment by the CxA and the
Design Consultant prior to each shipment of Fan Coil Units. Shipping shall not proceed
without acceptance of the results.

6.3.16.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The testing of these units will form part of the HVAC Testing and Balancing method
statement reference:

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o 10632-CMS-M-008: TESTING ADJUSTING AND BALANCING OF
VENTILATION SYSTEMS.

6.3.16.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: the drive alignment and operation
are within acceptable limits.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.3.16.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS
 Installation complete.
 Power (Permanent/Temporary).
 Chilled Water.
 Heating.





6.3.17 TESTING and BALANCING OF HVAC SYSTEMS
6.3.17.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
All HVAC (ventilation and water services) systems are to be proportionally balanced
within the requirements of the specifications to comply with the guidelines stated.

Project requirements for testing and balancing of HVAC systems are detailed in the
following Specification sections:

o 23 05 93 Testing Adjusting and Balancing for HVAC.
o 23 08 13 HVAC Air And Water Systems Balancing.
o 23 08 23 HVAC mechanical systems commissioning.
o 23 34 00 Air Cleaning Devices
o 23 37 00 Air outlets and inlets.

6.3.17.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT for this service.

6.3.17.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The testing and balancing of the ventilation and air conditioning systems shall follow the
codes as stipulated in the contract documents i.e. CIBSE, BSRIA, ASHRAE or AABC
and shall be carried out by the subcontractors 3
rd
party specialist. All tests are required
including but not limited to the following:
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 Fan tests
 Duct traverses
 Terminal balance
 Fan static profiles
 Fan and coil performance tests
 Staircase pressurisation tests
 Pump tests
 Chilled water balancing
 Heating water balancing
 Full load temperature/performance checks

The testing and balancing of the HVAC system will be contained within method
statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-M-008: TESTING ADJUSTING AND BALANCING OF
VENTILATION SYSTEMS.

Stair pressurisation systems, due to the requirements of the system will be contained
within the following additional method statement, reference:

o 10632-CMS-M-011: TESTING ADJUSTING AND BALANCING OF STAIR
PRESSURISATION SYSTEMS

Primary air supply to the Theatre Ultra Clean Ventilation systems will be regulated to
the design levels by the Testing Adjusting and Balancing Contractor. Final
Commissioning and demonstration of these units will be by the specialist manufacturer /
supplier, and will be detailed in commissioning method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-M-009: THEATRE ULTRA CLEAN VENTILATION SYSTEMS.

6.3.17.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The units and systems will be deemed acceptable if they perform within the specified
design criteria.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.3.17.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Power (Permanent/Temporary).
 AHU‟s.
 System installation completion.
 BMS.
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 Area construction / fit out works completion.


6.4 PLUMBING / PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEMS

6.4.1 HYDRAULIC PRESSURE TESTING OF PIPEWORK
6.4.1.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The following hydraulic systems on the project will be subject to a final hydraulic
pressure test to confirm system integrity prior to moving on to their pre-commissioning
flushing and chemical cleaning of the system.

The pressure rating for each individual system the test pressures and duration for each
test are detailed in specification section 23 21 13.

o Domestic cold water services
o Domestic hot water services
o LPG – internal and containment pipe as separate tests.
o Energy Recovery pre heating piping.
o HVAC Condense pipework.
o Fire Protection pipework.

The project requirements for pressure testing of hydraulic pipe-work are detailed in the
following specifications:

o 23 08 13 - Commissioning of HVAC air and water systems balancing.
o 23 21 13 – Hydronic piping.
o HTM-02-01 - Medical gas pipeline systems

6.4.1.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT for this service.

6.4.1.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
All systems will be subjected to a final pressure test to be conducted at 1.5 times
working pressure or the pressure specified, as per specification section 23 21 13,
whichever is the greater.

Remove from systems, during testing, equipment, which would be damaged by test
pressure, and replace removed equipment after testing. Systems may be tested in
sections as work progresses. However, any previously tested portion shall become part
of the final entire system test.

The contractor shall conduct interim comfort check hydraulic pressure testing on the
completion of sections of the installation. This interim hydraulic pressure testing is to be
carried out as often as necessary to prevent delay of other trades.

The pressure testing will not commence until the installation mechanical checklists are
signed off by the Resident Engineer. The procedure to be carried out in conducting the
pipework pressure testing will be contained within method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-PH-006: PIPEWORK PRESSURE TESTING.

NOTE: Pneumatic tests shall only be carried for short sections of pipework as a
preliminary check only limited to section volumes of no greater than 100 litres. The
contractor shall provide a full Health and Safety Method Statement prior to carrying out
any pneumatic testing.
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6.4.1.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The system acceptance for pressure testing is that pressure there shall be no pressure
drop, except that due to a temperature change, in 24-hours period as detailed in project
specification section 23 21 13.

Intermediate pipework pressure testing will be offered by the subcontractor and
witnessed by the Construction Supervisor. The Commissioning Authority will monitor
and collate the documentation.

The final pipework pressure testing will be offered by the subcontractor and witnessed
by the Construction Supervisor and the Commissioning Authority. The Commissioning
Authority will collate the documentation.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.4.1.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Hydraulic test kit.
 Water Supply (Permanent/Temporary/Tanker)
 Drainage (Permanent/Temporary/Tanker)


6.4.2 CONDENSE PIPEWORK FLOOD TESTING
6.4.2.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
Condense created by the HVAC plant while cooling and de-humidifying the air is piped
to local drains where it is collected and used as part of the grey water system for
irrigation.

6.4.2.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT for this service.

6.4.2.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The Condense pipework flood testing will not commence until the installation
mechanical checklists are signed off and the pre requisite pressure testing has been
completed. The procedure to be carried out in conducting the pipework pressure testing
will be contained within method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-PH-018: CONDENSE FLOOD TESTING.

6.4.2.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The system acceptance for flood testing is that after flood testing, there shall be no
visible signs of pipework leakage and the test water has flowed through the system.

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Intermediate pipework testing will be offered by the subcontractor and witnessed by the
Construction Supervisor. The Commissioning Authority will monitor and collate the
documentation.

The final pipework testing will be offered by the subcontractor and witnessed by the
Construction Supervisor and the Commissioning Authority. The Commissioning
Authority will collate the documentation.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.4.2.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Water Supply (Permanent/Temporary)
 Drainage (Permanent/Temporary)
 Pipework pressure testing complete.


6.4.3 WATER STORAGE TANKS AND ASSOCIATED PUMP SYSTEMS
6.4.3.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

There are several types of water systems to be found in the water distribution systems
on the Beirut City Centre project:

Raw Water Storage Tanks.
Water is supplied from two local wells in the event that the municipally supply is
unavailable. This water is stored in two tanks each holding 1320000 litres of which
340000 litres is reserved for fire fighting. The water in the tanks is circulated constantly
by pumps CP-B3-01 & 2 (Duty / Standby) with chlorine inject as required.

The water drawn from these tanks is passed through various treatment vessels by
pumps LP-B3-01-A/B to serve the Domestic Water Tanks.
Another set of pumps IBP-B3-01 draw water from the tank to serve the irrigation
system.

Domestic Water Tanks
The tanks have each a storage capacity of 430000 litres.
The water in the tanks are circulated constantly by pumps CP-L0-01 & 2 (Duty /
Standby)
There are two sets of pumps which draw water from these tanks.
Pumps CWBP-L0-01 A/B serves 3 Drinking Water Tanks via a water treatment system
and also cold water for the project.
Pumps LP-L0-01-A/B serves the soft water tanks via a water softener treatment system.

Soft Water Tanks
The tanks have each a storage capacity of 195000 litres.
The water in the tanks is circulated by Pumps CP-L1-01 & 02.
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A set of pumps (3) SWBP-L1-01 draw water from the tanks and serve various
restaurants and cafes‟ along with the water supply to the cooling tower. A branch also
serves the chilled water & heating make-up via a pump set SWBP-L3-01.

Project requirements for the Domestic Water System treatment and filtration are
detailed in the following Specification sections:

o 22 32 26 Domestic Water Sand Filters.

Project requirements for testing and balancing of Plumbing systems are detailed in the
following Specification sections:

o 22 00 00 Plumbing.

6.4.3.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
Project requirements for the booster pump and associated testing in this section are
detailed in the following specification section:

o 23 21 23 PUMPS.

Booster pump Factory Acceptance Testing is to be carried out at the manufacturer‟s
facility

Factory-Test works are to include:

 Provide electrical and hydraulic test data on a representative assembled unit
prior to shipment.
 Submit and receive approval of test data prior to shipment from factory.
 Provide system operating flow test from 0 to 100 percent design flow rate at
scheduled suction and discharge pressure conditions.

6.4.3.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The tanks will all be tested for leaks and only offered for witness when they have
passed their own specialist tests. The period of the test will be as per the specification.
The water storage tank leak test will be contained within method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-PH-010: WATER STORAGE TANK LEAK TESTING

6.4.3.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
If the tanks do not leak they will be deemed acceptable.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.4.3.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Water Supply (Permanent/Temporary/Tanker)
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 Drainage (Permanent/Temporary/Tanker)



NOTE: - Details of the actual pumps and their associated ancillary equipment is to be
inserted following selection.

6.4.3.6 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The initial commissioning and setting to work shall be carried out by the pump
manufacturer/supplier. The pump commissioning will not commence until the
installation mechanical and electrical checklists are signed off by the Construction
supervisor. The potable water pump commissioning, alignment and setting to work will
be contained within method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-PH-007: BOOSTER PUMPS.

6.4.3.7 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: function and operation are within
acceptable limits and control set points are maintained.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.4.3.8 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Water Supply (Permanent/Temporary/Tanker)
 Drainage (Permanent/Temporary/Tanker)
 Power (Permanent/Temporary)


6.4.4 WATER SERVICES TESTING
6.4.4.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

Project requirements for Domestic Water Systems are detailed in the following
Specification sections:

o 22 00 00 Plumbing.
o 22 10 01 Plumbing Equipment.

o 32 82 00: Irrigation pumps.

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6.4.4.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT requirement for this service.

6.4.4.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The initial commissioning and setting to work shall be carried out by the pump
manufacturer/supplier. The Grey / Irrigation Water services commissioning will not
commence until the installation mechanical and electrical checklists are signed off by
the Resident Engineer. The Domestic Water Services commissioning and functional
testing will be contained within method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-0TH-016: IRRIGATION WATER SYSTEM.

6.4.4.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: function and operation are within
acceptable limits and control set points are maintained.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.4.4.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Water Supply (Permanent)
 Drainage (Permanent)
 Power (Permanent)



6.4.4.6 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT requirement for this service.

6.4.4.7 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The initial commissioning and setting to work shall be carried out by the system
manufacturer/supplier. The treatment system commissioning will not commence until
the installation mechanical and electrical checklists are signed off by the Resident
Engineer. The Water Treatment Systems commissioning and functional testing will be
contained within method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-PH-020: DOMESTIC WATER SAND FILTERS.
o 10632-CMS-PH-021: LIMESTONE CONTACTOR TREATMENT SYSTEM.
o 10632-CMS-M-020: CHEMICAL METERING PUMPS.

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6.4.4.8 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: function and operation are within
acceptable limits and control set points are maintained.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.4.4.9 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Water Supply (Permanent)
 Drainage (Permanent)
 Power (Permanent)


6.4.5 CHLORINATION OF POTABLE WATER SYSTEM
6.4.5.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
Upon completion of the entire system, or an independent section of the building, the
system will be sterilised by a process of shock chlorination. Chlorination is performed by
mixing a large amount of sodium hypochlorite, either in the form of a powder or a liquid
such as chlorine bleach, into the water. This water is then drawn throughout the entire
system and left to stand for the specialists recommended duration, and then flushed out
with clean municipality water. The chlorination is carried out in stages using a managed
process. Once carried out measures must be taken to provide a continual usage of
water from the chlorinated distribution to prevent the degradation of water quality.

In the case of sectional chlorination the contractor will need to ensure that adequate
isolation and chlorine injection provision is provided to allow this to take place. In this
case the procedure for each stage of chlorination will follow the same procedure.

Project requirements for chlorination are detailed in the following Specification sections:

o Section to be identified.

6.4.5.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT for this service.

6.4.5.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The potable water chlorination will follow contract specification and will include:

 Constant water analysis
 A fresh water flush.
 Chlorinating the system to 50PPM or more depending on specification
requirements
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 Holding for 24 hours
 Flush of the system to remove chlorine.
 Achieving less than 0.5PPM
 Final laboratory report.

The chlorination will not commence until the pipework pressure tests, as described in
Section 6.4.1, the potable water booster set commissioning, as described in Section
6.4.4 and the water services testing as described in section 6.4.5 are signed off. The
chlorination of potable water pipe system will be contained within method statement
reference:

o 10632-CMS-PH-012: CHLORINATION OF DOMESTIC WATER SERVICES.

6.4.5.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The parameters for acceptance chemical levels are achieved and that the final water
quality is within acceptable limits.

This testing cannot be repeated, and there is a distinctive impact to progress in carrying
out the witness using standard witness notification procedure. The sub-contractor shall
ensure that all pre-requisite works are completed, and that all the required
documentation man power and instrumentation are available. The tests will be carried
out in the presence of the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to Commissioning Authority throughout all stages
as per the contractors commissioning look-ahead schedule, with at least minimum of 72
hours‟ notice prior to inspection. (As detailed in section 5.2.4.2 of the commissioning
plan).

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.4.5.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Water Supply (Permanent/Temporary/Tanker)
 Drainage (Permanent/Temporary/Tanker)
 Power (Permanent/Temporary)
 Sanitary ware


6.4.6 SEWAGE and SUMP PUMPS
6.4.6.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
Sump pump and sewage pumps are used to remove water and sewage that collects in
the sump pits located in strategic positions throughout the project.. The pumps lift the
contents of the sumps from the lower levels of the building to the municipality drainage
services.

NOTE: - Details of the actual pumps and their associated ancillary equipment is to be
inserted following selection.

Project requirements for chlorination are detailed in the following Specification sections:

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o 23 21 23 Pumps.

6.4.6.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT for this service.

6.4.6.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The initial setting to work and commissioning is to be carried out by the pump
manufacturer/supplier. The pump commissioning will not commence until the
installation mechanical and electrical checklists are signed off by the Resident Engineer.
The sewage/sump pump setting to work and commissioning work will be contained
within method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-PH-009: SEWAGE AND SUMP PUMPS.

6.4.6.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: the pump operation (including float
switches) and volumetric flow are within acceptable limits.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.4.6.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Water Supply (Permanent/Temporary/Tanker)
 Drainage (Permanent/Temporary/Tanker)
 Power (Permanent/Temporary)
 BMS


6.4.7 ABOVE and BELOW GROUND DRAINAGE SYSTEMS
6.4.7.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
Project requirements for testing drainage systems are detailed in the following
Specification sections:

o 33 30 00 Sanitary Sewerage Utilities.
o 33 40 00 Storm Drainage Utilities.

6.4.7.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT for this service.

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6.4.7.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
There is no commissioning of drainage systems but there is pneumatic pressure testing.
This will be as per the project specifications. The pressure testing will not commence
until the installation mechanical checklists are signed off by the Resident Engineer. The
pipework pressure testing will be contained within method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-PH-011: ABOVE AND BELOW GROUND DRAINAGE TESTING.

Television Inspection of Repair and Replacement Areas:
1) Upon completion of construction, a television (TV) inspection shall be performed only
on the sections or portions of the system where repair and/or replacement of pipe was
deemed necessary by the Engineer because of excess deflection, settlement, cracks,
leaks, improperly seated joints and departures from approved grades and alignment.
Video tapes and a written report of all television inspections shall be provided to the
Engineer prior to the final inspection. The form of the report and type and format of the
video tape shall be approved by the Engineer

If required, Television Inspection of Repair and Replacement Areas will be detailed in
method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-OTH-021: DRAINAGE VIDEO SURVEYING.

6.4.7.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The system acceptance for pressure testing is that pressure is held for a period
specified in the project specification (Section to be added). The drainage pressure
testing will be offered by the subcontractor and witnessed by the Construction
Supervisor. The commissioning Authority will monitor and collate the documentation.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Construction Supervisor throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.4.7.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 A Pneumatic pressure test kit


6.4.8 FIRE FIGHTING PUMP SYSTEM (SPRINKLERS)
6.4.8.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
There is one set of fire pumps in the Beirut City Centre Project, consisting of a jockey
pump for system pressure maintenance and two electric fire pumps for system
operation.

The pump set FP-B3-01 & 02 draw water from the raw water tanks 1 & 2 (fire reserve of
340000 litres each) to serve the network of piping serving hose reels & Sprinkler heads
installed on the project.
A jockey pump JP-B3-01 maintains the system pressure.
A fire test pipe including venture flow meter has been installed to regularly test the
performance of the pumps.
Zone control valves have been fitted strategically to identify quickly fire or loss of water.
Monitored isolating valves are also fitted to allow maintenance on sections of pipework
while maintaining the coverage over the rest of the project.

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NOTE: - Details of the actual pumps and their associated ancillary equipment is to be
inserted following selection.

Project requirements for the fire pumps are detailed in the following Specification
sections:

o 21 30 00 Fire pumps (Hydrant)
o 21 31 00 Fire pumps

Project requirements for fire fighting systems are detailed in the following Specification
sections:

o 23 21 13 Hydronic piping.
o 21 13 00 fire suppression sprinkler systems.

6.4.8.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
Project requirements for the Fire Pumps and associated testing in this section are
detailed in the following specification section:

o 21 31 00 FIRE PUMPS.

Fire Pump Factory Acceptance Testing is to be carried out in the manufacturer‟s facility.

One of each model of fire pump selected shall be factory tested by the manufacturer
specifically for compliance with NFPA 20. All tested units will have a “detailed function
test” carried out at the factory. The procedures to be followed in conducting the fire
pump Factory Acceptance Testing are to be detailed in the FAT method statement.

The testing will include, but not necessarily be limited to:

 Hydrostatic pressure test.
 Factory alignment of the drive / coupling.
 Carry out NFPA performance test
o Record the following data at each test point (0, 100 and 150% of rated design
volume, and 3 additional points)
 Pump rpm
 Suction pressure
 Discharge pressure
 Total L/min (gpm); for test meter,
 Amperes (each phase)
 Volts (phase to phase)
 Multiple start test

All testing shall be carried out to the requirements of NFPA 20.

6.4.8.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The fire pump commissioning will be performed by the manufacturer/supplier in
accordance with the contract specifications and will include:

 A certain number of manual and automatic starts.
 Flow tests
 Closed head tests
 A full pump test
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 Bearing temperatures
 Auto transfer (in both directions)

The pump commissioning will not commence until the installation mechanical and
electrical checklists are signed off by the Resident Engineer. The procedures to be
followed in conducting the fire pump commissioning will be contained within method
statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-PH-001: FIRE PUMP ALIGNMENT.
o 10632-CMS-PH-002: FIRE PUMP PERFORMANCE TESTING.

In addition, a 100% check for addressing and reference with both the Fire Alarm
System, and, the Building Management System, will be required. The interfacing
checks rely on completion of the appropriate Fire Alarm panel and Building
Management System DDC, and will be contained within the method statement for those
individual systems.

6.4.8.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.4.8.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Water Supply (Permanent/Temporary/Tanker)
 Drainage (Permanent/Temporary/Tanker)
 Power (Permanent/Temporary)


6.4.8.6 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The fire suppression system commissioning will not commence until the installation
mechanical QC checklist, pipework pressure tests, as described in Section 6.4.1, and
fire pump tests, as described in Section 6.4.10, are signed off. The system
commissioning will include the following:

 Setting and recording pressures for the system PRV‟s
 Proving of all tamper switches
 Proving of all flow switches
 Hose reel pressure and throw tests

The fire suppression system commissioning will be contained within method statement
reference:

o 10632-CMS-PH-003: FIRE PROTECTION PIPEWORK PRESSURE TESTING.
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o 10632-CMS-PH-004: FIRE PROTECTION (SPRINKLERS AND FHR).
o 10632-CMS-PH-006: FIRE PROTECTION (PRE-ACTION SYSTEMS).
o 10632-CMS-PH-007: FIRE PROTECTION (AFFF SYSTEMS).

6.4.8.7 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.4.8.8 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Water Supply (Permanent/Temporary/Tanker)
 Drainage (Permanent/Temporary/Tanker)
 Fire Pumps
 Power (Permanent/Temporary)
 Fire Alarm System


6.4.9 FIRE FIGHTING – CLEAN AGENT EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM.
6.4.9.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The control room, UPS room and Telecom room are protected by Gaseous
Extinguishing Systems (FM 200). Gaseous fire suppression uses an inert gas to
extinguish a fire. These Agents are governed by the NFPA Standard for Clean Agent
Fire Extinguishing Systems - NFPA 2001.

The system typically consists of the agent, agent storage containers, agent release
valves, fire detectors, fire detection system (wiring control panel, actuation signalling),
agent delivery piping, and agent dispersion nozzles.

Project requirements for Clean Agent Extinguishing Systems are detailed in the
following Specification sections:

o 21 13 00 FIRE SUPPRESSION SPRINKLER & GASEOUS
EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS.
6.4.9.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT for this service.

6.4.9.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The system supplier will fully test and commission the system, the commissioning will
include the following:

 Pneumatic pipe pressure tests
 Room integrity tests
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 Cable testing (Digital Continuity and Analogue Megger tested)
 Panel programming
 Device testing
 Interface testing

The Clean Agent Extinguishing System commissioning will be contained within method
statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-OTH-005: ROOM INTEGRITY TEST.
o 10632-CMS-PH-005: GASEOUS EXTINGUISHANT SYSTEMS.

6.4.9.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATAGY
Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.4.9.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Room complete and integrity test successfully carried out.
 Power (Permanent/Temporary)
 Fire Alarm System


6.4.10 FIRE FIGHTING – CO2 SYSTEM.
6.4.10.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The Electrical sub stations and transformer rooms are protected by Gaseous (CO2)
Extinguishing Systems. Gaseous fire suppression uses an inert gas(CO2) to extinguish
a fire. These Agents are governed by the NFPA Standard for Clean Agent Fire
Extinguishing Systems - NFPA 2001.

The are 3 systems which typically consists of the agent, agent storage containers, agent
release valves, fire detectors, fire detection system (wiring control panel, actuation
signalling), agent delivery piping, and agent dispersion nozzles.

Project requirements for Clean Agent Extinguishing Systems are detailed in the
following Specification sections:

o 21 13 00 FIRE SUPPRESSION SPRINKLER & GASEOUS
EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS.
6.4.10.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT for this service.

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6.4.10.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The system supplier will fully test and commission the system, the commissioning will
include the following:

 Pneumatic pipe pressure tests
 Room integrity tests
 Cable testing (Digital Continuity and Analogue Megger tested)
 Panel programming
 Device testing
 Interface testing

The Clean Agent Extinguishing System commissioning will be contained within method
statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-OTH-005: ROOM INTEGRITY TEST.
o 10632-CMS-PH-005: GASEOUS EXTINGUISHANT SYSTEMS.

6.4.10.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATAGY
Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.4.10.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Room complete and integrity test successfully carried out.
 Power (Permanent/Temporary)
 Fire Alarm System

6.4.11 FIRE FIGHTING – KITCHEN HOOD FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM.
6.4.11.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
Kitchen hood fire suppression systems discharge liquid fire suppressant onto a fire
under the ventilation hood. The suppressant produces a vapour securing blanket that
helps to prevent re-flash fire, and cools the hot surfaces. Nozzles point at specific
hazard areas on an appliance, and provide overlapping coverage to produce a fire free
zone.

Specific details are to be added upon approval of submittals.

Project requirements for Kitchen Hood Suppression Systems are detailed in the
following Specification sections:

o 11 40 00 FOOD SERVICE EQUIPMENT.

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6.4.11.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT for this service.

6.4.11.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The system supplier will fully test and commission the system, the commissioning will
include the following:

 Device testing
 Interface testing

The Kitchen Hood Suppression Systems commissioning will be contained within
method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-OTH-012: KITCHEN HOOD SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS.

6.4.11.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATAGY
Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.4.11.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS
 Room complete and integrity test successfully carried out.
 Power (Permanent/Temporary)
 Fire Alarm System


6.4.12 LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS SYSTEM.
6.4.12.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
Two external fill point connections allow the LPG Tanks 01 & 02 to be filled from the
road level.
The tanks (4000 litres each) are connected to the various restaurants and food court
shops via a network of pipework.
The tanks come complete with high pressure regulators, double check filler valves and
local gas detection.
The outgoing pipework then has second stage regulators with over pressure protection
devices fitted on the droppers before entering the shops / restaurants.
Each shop / restaurant is fitted with two isolation valves, strainer, pressure reducing
valve and meter.

Specific details are to be added upon approval of submittals.

Project requirements for Liquefied Petroleum Gas Systems are detailed in the following
Specification sections:

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o 23 11 26 FOOD SERVICE EQUIPMENT.

6.4.12.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT for this service.

6.4.12.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
The system supplier will fully test and commission the system, the commissioning will
include the following:

 Device testing
 Interface testing

The Liquefied Petroleum Gas commissioning will be contained within method statement
reference:

o 10632-CMS-OTH-020: LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS SYSTEMS.

6.4.12.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATAGY
Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.4.12.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS
 Room complete and integrity test successfully carried out.
 Power (Permanent/Temporary)
 Fire Alarm System


6.5 MISCELLANEOUS SYSTEMS

6.5.1 LIFTS.
6.5.1.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
Specific details of the lifts will be added to the commissioning plan when known.
Project requirements for lifts are detailed in the following specification section:

o 14 20 00 – Elevators.

6.5.1.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT for this service.

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6.5.1.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
Each lift shall be subject to all required tests, by the Lift Contractor and submit the pre-
qualification documentation for approval prior to the nominated Third Party inspection
and certification.

The site inspections will be carried out at the following defined levels:

 Cable testing to BS 7671 and BCC / ADDC wiring regulations.
 The Units will be tested to BS 5655
 Third Party Certification to be carried out.
 Interface of equipment with building load shedding.
 Interface of equipment with building fire system.
 Function test of system during fire condition.

Prior to hand over the lift machinery shall be subjected to sound level testing out of
working hours as detailed in the specification

The tests to be carried out and the procedure followed during the lift commissioning will
be contained within method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-OT-013: LIFTS.

6.5.1.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The system acceptance will be carried out in accordance with the relevant BS standards
and the contract specification. Testing will be carried out by third party. The
Commissioning Authority will review and witness all lift interfaces tests.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.5.1.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Tested and energise power supply.
 Fire alarm
 Energy Management and Control System.
 Load shedding.
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6.5.2 ESCALATORS.
6.5.2.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
Specific details of the escalators will be added to the commissioning plan when known.
Project requirements for lifts are detailed in the following specification section:

o 14 30 00 – Escalators.
6.5.2.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT for this service.

6.5.2.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
Each escalator shall be subject to all required tests, by the lift contractor and submit the
pre-qualification documentation for approved prior to the nominated Third Party
inspection and certification.

The site inspections will be carried out at the following defined levels:

 Cable testing to BS 7671 and BCC / ADDC wiring regulations.
 The Units will be tested to BS 5655
 Third Party Certification to be carried out.
 Interface of equipment with building load shedding.
 Interface of equipment with building fire system.
 Function test of system during fire condition.

Prior to hand over the lift machinery shall be subjected to sound level testing out of
working hours as detailed in the specification
The tests to be carried out and the procedure followed during the lift commissioning will
be contained within method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-OT-014: ESCALATORS.

6.5.2.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The system acceptance will be carried out in accordance with the relevant BS standards
and the contract specification. Testing will be carried out by third party. The
Commissioning Authority will review and witness all lift interfaces tests.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.5.2.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Tested and energised power supply to BCC / ADDC wiring regulations.
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 Fire alarm
 Energy Management and Control System.
 Load shedding.





6.5.3 PERMIT TO WORK.
6.5.3.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
This is to be implemented on the project for safety.

6.5.3.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT for this service

6.5.3.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
CML can on request issue a tried and tested permit to work strategy for all parties to
work with.

6.5.3.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
There is no acceptance procedure for the permit to work system.

6.5.3.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 All mechanical and electrical systems related to the equipment requiring the
permit.

6.5.4 INTEGRATED SYSTEM TESTING PLAN (DOOMS DAY TESTING).
6.5.4.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

 The main tests, aims and objectives are as follows, mains power failure tests
with system healthy. By definition to prove switchgear/ generator switching
matrix systems, together with the BMS interfacing/monitoring.
 Above to be proven in a fire condition, verifying alarm cause and effect matrix
including all plant, security, BMS etc. interfaces particularly with reference to
impact on life safety equipment. Note it is not the intention to repeat any of the
commissioning / certification tests that must be completed as prerequisites prior
to the commencement of these tests. The principal aim is to assess the overall
impact of the system operation and failure on the fully loaded facility.

6.5.4.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT for this service

6.5.4.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
CML will produce the method statement and issue the strategy for all parties to agree
and follow:

o 10632-CMS-INT-02: POWER FAILURE / INTEGRATED SYSTEMS TEST.

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6.5.4.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: that all tests as stated in the method
statement all get carried out without any defects.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.5.4.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Power (Permanent)
 Water
 FAS
 Fire Fighting System
 BMS
 Security
 All relevant other Plant (Lifts, Escalators, AHU‟s etc.)


6.5.5 VIBRATION, SOUND and LIGHTING SURVEYS.
6.5.5.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
Sound and vibration
The object for the vibration and sound surveys is to provide noise and vibration
information and performance specifications for the main MEP items at Beirut City
Centre for the avoidance of excessive noise or vibration in the building due to the
operation of machinery or equipment and/or due to interconnected piping, ductwork,
conduit, or structure.

Project requirements for vibration, sound and lighting surveys are detailed in the
following specification sections:

o 01 86 00 Building engineering services performance requirements
o 11 00 00 Equipment.
o 23 05 48 Noise, vibration and seismic controls for HVAC.
o 23 08 13 Commissioning of HVAC air and water systems balancing.
o 14 20 00 Elevators.

Light levels
Lighting levels are referenced to standards and documentation as detailed in the project
specification documents, but two separate light level surveys shall be carried out in all
areas. Illuminance checks to be completed in accordance with the standards detailed
for the following:

 For the conventional lighting systems, internal and external.
 For emergency lighting systems.

NOTE: - Details to be added to the commissioning plan following confirmation of the
criteria.
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6.5.5.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There are no FAT requirements for this service as such, but there is a requirement that
the following equipment is subjected to sound and vibration tests as part of the Factory
Acceptance Testing for the project.

Project requirements for the sound and vibration testing in this section are detailed in
the following specification section:

o 23 05 48 Noise, vibration and seismic controls for HVAC.

AIR HANDLING UNITS
Acoustical Testing: Acoustical testing of the assembled AHU equipment shall be
performed at the factory by the manufacturer prior to shipment. The testing, shall be
carried out to the guidelines of, and include all requirements detailed within the contract
documents.

6.5.5.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
SOUND SURVEY
The requirements for the sound and vibration testing detailed in the specification show
the requirement for testing of

LIGHTING SURVEY
Lighting tests will be conducted as per the CIBSE Lighting Guides and Technical
memoranda in all areas to confirm that the lighting levels conform to the Contract
Documentation and the Project specifications.

The tests to be carried out and the procedure followed during the sound and vibration
and the lighting levels testing will be contained within the following method statements,
reference:

o 10632-CMS-INT-003: SOUND AND VIBRATION LEVEL TESTING.
o 10632-CMS-INT-014: LIGHTING LEVEL TESTING.
o 10632-CMS-E-022: CENTRAL BATTERY EMERGENCY LIGHTING.

6.5.5.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: that all vibration and sound level
readings are within acceptable limits, that the lighting levels achieve the correct lux
levels.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

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6.5.5.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Power
 Lighting
 All Plant


6.5.6 48 HOUR PERFORMANCE TESTING
6.5.6.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
After final adjustments and calibration, component performance checkout, and system
balancing have been completed, conduct a continuous, 7-hour operating test during
normal working hours, from 9:00 am to 4:00 PM, in the presence of the Employer
representative. The 7-hour operating test shall be continuous without any shutdowns. If
any interruptions are required for malfunctions or readjustments, the test shall be
repeated from the start.

48-HOUR TEST
The system(s) shall be left running for 48-hours at the successful completion of the 7-
hour operating test. A continuous, 48-hour recording of specific data shall be made and
incorporated along with the 7-hour operating test. The operating test, unless otherwise
indicated, shall be conducted to verify the operation of the mechanical system and to
demonstrate the performance of the total system. During the test, the following data
shall be recorded hourly by the Subcontractor:

Dry Bulb and Wet Bulb Air Temperatures
 Entering and leaving each cooling coil.
 Entering and leaving each dryer in the room air circuit.
 Entering and leaving each dryer in the reactivation air circuit.
 Outdoors (calculate and record relative humidity).

Water Temperatures
 Entering and leaving each secondary heating system
 Entering and leaving each secondary cooling system
 Entering and leaving each coil
 Entering and leaving each boiler
 Entering and leaving each heat exchanger
 Entering and leaving each condenser

Pressures
 Refrigerant suction pressure
 Refrigerant head pressure

Weather Conditions
 Sun
 Precipitation
 Wind
 Barometric pressure

Fluid Flows
 Through each cooling coil
 Through each cooling tower

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Project requirements for vibration, sound and lighting surveys are detailed in the
following specification sections:

o 11 00 00 Equipment.
o 23 08 13 Commissioning of HVAC air and water systems balancing.

6.5.6.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT for this service

6.5.6.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
These tests will be carried out as per the specification

The tests to be carried out and the procedure followed during The 7 hour testing and the
48 hour testing will be contained within the following method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-INT-005: 48 HOUR PERFORMANCE TESTING.

6.5.6.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
This testing cannot be repeated, and there is a distinctive impact to progress in carrying
out the witness using standard witness notification procedure. The sub-contractor shall
ensure that all pre-requisite works are completed, and that all the required
documentation man power and instrumentation are available. The tests will be carried
out in the presence of the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to Commissioning Authority throughout all stages
as per the contractors commissioning look-ahead schedule, with at least minimum of 72
hours‟ notice prior to inspection. (As detailed in section 5.2.4.2 of the commissioning
plan)

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.5.6.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS

 Power
 Lighting
 All Plant

6.5.7 THERMOGRAPHIC TESTING
6.5.7.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
Following completion of the electrical testing the distribution system will be subjected to
Thermographics testing. Thermographics Survey shall include but not necessarily be
limited to:

Visual and Mechanical Inspection:
 Remove all necessary covers prior to scanning.
 Inspect for physical, electrical, and mechanical condition.

Equipment to be scanned as follows:
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 Medium / Low Voltage switchgear.
 Bus ways.
 Transformers-Dry-Type (larger than 300 KVA).
 Main distribution switchboard.
 Bus ducts.
 All Low Voltage Wiring

Project requirements for the Thermographics surveys are detailed in the following
specification sections:

o 26 02 26 Maintenance Testing Of Electrical Equipment.

6.5.7.2 FACTORY TEST REQUIREMENTS
There is no FAT for this service

6.5.7.3 TEST and COMMISSIONING PROCEDURES/STRATEGY
These tests will be carried out as per the specification

The tests to be carried out and the procedure followed during the thermo-graphic testing
will be contained within the following method statement reference:

o 10632-CMS-OTH-001: THERMOGRAPHIC SURVEY.

6.5.7.4 ACCEPTANCE STRATEGY
The following parameters are used for acceptance: that all thermo-graphic readings are
within acceptable limits. The results will be verified by CML and offered to the Resident
Engineer for witness.

Following the completion of commissioning and compilation of the documentation, the
results are to be verified by the sub-contractors commissioning manager prior to
submitting a request for witness demonstration to the Commissioning Authority.

The testing will be offered for witness to the Commissioning Authority throughout all
stages with at least 24 hours‟ notice prior to inspection.

Following acceptable demonstration recommendation will be made to the Contract
Administrator for the acceptance of the commissioning and testing results /
documentation, and the plant / Equipment or system as appropriate.

The notification of all tests will be copied to the Contract Administrator, the Construction
Supervisor and BCC so they may, should they wish attend the demonstration.

6.5.7.5 INTERFACES/REQUIREMENTS
 Power – min 40% load.
 Lighting - min 40% load
 All Plant - min 40% load

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7.0 APPENDICES

7.1 SAMPLE MONTHLY REPORT
7.2 METHOD STATEMENT TEMPLATE.
7.3 OPERATION and MAINTENANCE MANUAL TEMPLATE.
7.4 TRAINING MANUAL TEMPLATE.
7.5 COMMISSIONING PROGRAMME.
7.6 COMMISSIONING ACTIVITY SCHEDULES.
7.7 COMMISSIONING TEAM SCHEDULE.
7.8 COMMISSIONING TEAM ORGANISATION CHART.
7.9 COMMISSIONING TEAM CV‟s.
7.10 COMMISSIONING COMMUNICATION PATH ORGANOGRAM
7.11 FACTORY ACCEPTANCE TESTING METHOD STATEMENT SCHEDULE
7.12 METHOD STATEMENT SCHEDULE
7.13 TESTING AND COMMISSIONING INSTRUMENT LIST
7.14 SAMPLE PROFORMA PFT / FPT CHECK SHEET
7.15 BCC PROJECT MILESTONE SCHEDULE AND REQUIREMENTS FOR
ACHIEVING EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION READINESS
7.16 MV ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION LAYOUT AND MV ELECTRICAL
BLOCK DIAGRAM