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CSA Z320-11 (R2021)

Building commissioning


Preface This is the first edition of CSA Z320, Building commissioning . This Standard provides guidelines for the commissioning of buildings and all related building systems, and has been developed to deal with buildings and/or their major systems as a whole, rather than as separate individual stand-alone components. It applies to new construction and to renovations of existing buildings or facilities.  Scope 1.1 General  1.1.1 This Standard provides guidelines for the commissioning of buildings and all related building systems. It applies to new construction and to renovations of existing facilities. It does not apply to operational commissioning of equipment and systems installed by the owner or others.  1.1.2 This Standard is intended to assist the commissioning team in the preparation and implementation of a commissioning plan. This plan specifies commissioning requirements for newly installed or renovated building systems and includes, but is not limited to, descriptions of the following:  (a) the commissioning process;  (b) the resources required to complete commissioning;  (c) the responsibilities of the commissioning team; and  (d) the sequence and integration of commissioning activities.  1.2 Specific systems  1.2.1 General  The systems covered in this Standard are classified as  (a) architectural;  (b) vertical and horizontal transportation;  (c) electrical;  (d) mechanical; and  (e) control and integration.  1.2.2 Site services  For the purposes of this Standard, commissioning will be limited to the building enclosure and not include site services outside the building. Any exceptions will be identified in the commissioning plan.  1.3 Terminology  In CSA standards, "shall" is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; "should" is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and "may" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.  Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.  Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.  Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (nonmandatory) to define their application.


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