August 7, 2019

When it comes to commissioning data centers, no stone can be left unturned.  A thorough commissioning process is essential to system uptime and maintaining business continuity.  Verifying resilience and performance of MEP systems has its challenges, requiring systemati...

May 30, 2019

The Russian proverb, “Trust, but Verify,” made popular by Ronald Regan in the ‘80s combines two business principles; caveat emptor and due diligence.

Caveat Emptor is the principle of the buyer alone being responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods be...

March 20, 2019

As a commissioning company, GMC Cx is focused on quality, defined as meeting the owner’s expectations.  Before designing a space we focus on capturing and recording the Owner's Requirements.  Without these requirements and expectations, quality is left undefined.  This...

October 30, 2018

If you work in Project Management, especially in the building design and construction market, you have likely heard of the “Golden Triangle”, or “Triple-Constraint”, or even the “Iron Triangle”:

In this 2-D world, the basic idea is that the Quality of a project is const...

August 28, 2018

A great construction project starts with a complete and well written Request for Proposal (RFP).  Every time I see construction projects go south, the cause can typically be traced back to an RFP which was assembled in haste, did not include sufficient information, and...

June 11, 2018

There’s a funny quote from Jay Leno: “In America, we want everyone to know about the good work we’re doing anonymously”.  It’s funny because it’s quite often true, but I also think it ultimately doesn’t matter.  (It ain’t braggin’ if you’ve done it.)

In our industr...

March 19, 2018

What is Continuous Commissioning, and why do I need it?

The terms “continuous”, “ongoing” and “monitoring-based” commissioning are synonymous.  Although scope and level of features in each of these can vary, they all generally refer to a software solution which manages...

February 28, 2018

The two most common motor types in HVAC and plumbing applications are Open Drip Proof and Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled motors.  ODP motors are typically smaller and less expensive and therefore used more frequently in indoor applications, however, even indoors the ODP m...

December 21, 2017

California law requires that a water utility can only collect money to cover its costs and costs have increased and will continue to increase beyond just the rate of inflation.

GMC Commissioning doesn’t just focus on saving electricity.  We take a holistic approach to a...

December 5, 2017

If you haven't heard, LA is painting its streets white to keep the city cool.  But why white?  Why not green.  At least with green we can call this idea what it really is, Greenwashing.  

So here is the pitch: We've all heard about the heat...

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