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New Construction Commissioning

GMC Commissioning redefines new construction commissioning quality. Our technical and analytics-based commissioning approach ensures that every facility not only meets but exceeds owner requirements.

Why GMC Commissioning?

GMC Commissioning is dedicated to commissioning - it is our sole focus. We are a full-service, independent, true third-party commissioning provider and the foremost expert in facility system construction quality.


GMC Commissioning provides 100% performance testing, no sampling.  By leveraging monitoring-based commissioning, we verify performance of 100% of HVAC systems and equipment.  Using automated testing as a complement to our onsite, hands-on testing we are able to uncover performance issues other firms may miss.


Our team has successfully delivered hundreds of complex commissioning projects in the past decade. With on-staff, certified Commissioning Agents, state registered Professional Engineers, Subject Matter Experts, Certified Energy Managers, LEED Accredited Professionals, certified Analytics Engineers and NEBB Certified Professionals we have the in-house experience and technical abilities to lead the commissioning process and deliver on quality.


We combine a team of hands-on, technical, subject matter experts with the latest technologies in cloud-based commissioning process management and building data analytics software.  This approach provides optimal performance, efficiency, and cost to our clients, while enabling the most thorough and advanced testing procedures in the market.

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A Framework for Quality Management

Commissioning is a process, not a point. It serves as a robust framework for quality management. Commissioning is more than just a checklist; it's a formalized system designed to meticulously verify that the project's intent translates into tangible, documented results. By focusing on operational requirements and acceptance criteria early in the design process, we can ensure that the project is designed, constructed, tested, and turned over to meet quality expectations.

Hands-On, Technical Commissioning

Our team’s focus is on solving issues, not creating them. We proactively work with the team to identify, resolve and close issues. Our method of technical, hands-on commissioning includes the process of proper and complete documentation to verify all aspects of the design and installation. We self-performed all testing. This approach leads to properly functioning building systems at turnover, not a year after occupying the space.  We emphasize preparation, communication, and accountability.  These are our core values.


For full transparency to the project team, we use Facility Grid which is a cloud-based commissioning software.  Our entire commissioning process, documentation and tasks are directly accessible by any team member at any time from any location.  

Decades of Expertise, Tailored Solutions

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With decades of experience in commissioning new construction projects, both nationally and internationally, our team brings unparalleled expertise to the table. Whether it's a modest undertaking or a multi-million square-foot facility, we tailor our commissioning services to suit the unique needs of your project.

Providing Unmatched Support Every Step of the Way

Throughout the commissioning process, our team is by your side, providing unmatched support and guidance. We create, document, and effectively communicate our plan to ensure quality at every turn. From executing comprehensive testing plans to documenting quality issues and assisting with resolutions, we lead every step of the way. With our dedication to excellence, we ensure that your project not only meets but exceeds expectations, delivering outstanding results that stand the test of time.

Harnessing the Latest in Building Analytics Technology

The MBCx process has been shown to reduce building energy waste up to 15 percent.  GMC Commissioning uses custom, in-house developed MBCx algorithms hosted in Skyspark.  We combines the speed of an industrial historian with the modeling capabilities of document and graph databases to store and organize heterogeneous data, creating unified models of your buildings, equipment, devices and sensors.  GMC Commissioning uses 24/7 trend data to monitor and evaluate a building’s operation and energy consumption.


GMC Commissioning's building analytics offering adds value by providing the owner with actionable insight to building performance. We focus on implementing Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD), Energy Management and Information System (EMIS) and a monitoring action plan which defines what Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and analytics will be tracked.

Ensuring Quality Beyond Completion

Our commitment to quality doesn't end when the project is completed. We provide support for the owner through the warranty period, revisiting the site to ensure that the quality of the final product is maintained long after the dust has settled.


Our objective is to ensure the quality and performance of our client’s investments.  GMC Commissioning is committed to commissioning your facility to ensure that all building systems are well designed, complete, and functioning properly upon occupancy and that the building operation staff has adequate system documentation and training to efficiently operate the facility. 

Commissioning, Qualification and Validation

Commissioning, Qualification, and Validation (CQV) is an essential part of manufacturing pharmaceutical and biotechnology products. Following current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) ensures facility, utilities, and process equipment functions as required by regulatory agencies, as well as meeting internal quality standards.


Consistency is key in biopharma manufacturing. Our OQ protocols verify that each component operates per manufacturing and process design requirements.


Our team of Subject Matter Experts can manage your CQV project start to finish:


  • Lean commissioning and qualification programs based on ASTM e2500

  • Validation Master Plan and Project Plans (VMP)

  • User Requirement Specifications (URS)

  • Functional Requirements Specification (FRS)

  • Commissioning and Qualification Strategy

  • Risk Assessment (RA) and System Impact Assessments (SIA)

  • Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)

  • Conducting design review (DR) and design qualification (DQ) protocol preparation, execution and follow-up.

  • Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) and Site Acceptance Testing (SAT)

  • Preparation and execution of leverageable commissioning protocols including Installation Verification, (IV), Operational Verification (OV) and Integrated Systems Testing (IST).

  • Preparation and execution of qualification protocols including Installation and Operational Qualification (IOQ) and Performance Qualification (PQ).

  • Trace Matrices.

  • P&ID walk-downs and verification of system drawings as required.

  • Writing reports to summarize validation/verification/commissioning and/or revalidation/verification/commissioning activities.

  • Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) development for both operation and maintenance programs.

  • Writing procedures, investigations, protocols, change controls, etc. to support the maintenance and engineering departments.

  • Investigating abnormal testing results.

  • Troubleshooting CQV problems.


GMC Commissioning continues to perform commissioning for LEED projects since LEED 2009. Including Commissioning early in the project can ensure the success of your LEED silver, gold, or platinum building project. GMC Commissioning can provide up to 6 points towards LEED certification by delivering LEED Fundamental, LEED Enhanced Commissioning, Envelope Commissioning and Monitoring Based Commissioning services.


The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is a globally recognized standard for green buildings. LEED commissioning is a process that ensures that a building’s systems are designed, installed, and operating as intended to achieve the highest level of energy efficiency and sustainability. The benefits of LEED commissioning include energy savings, improved building performance, and healthier indoor environments.


The following activities for electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and renewable energy systems and assemblies must be completed as they relate to water, durability, energy, and indoor environmental quality:


  • OPR & BOD Review

  • Design Review

  • Cx Plan

  • PFCs and FPTs

  • Submittal Review

  • Test Execution

  • Envelope Commissioning

  • MBCx

  • Issues Log

  • Systems Manual

  • CFR & O&M

  • Final Cx Report

  • Seasonal testing

  • Ongoing Cx Plan

Energy Code

Commercial buildings account for 20% of total U.S. energy consumption and energy is expensive and outpace annual inflation. Electricity prices have increased 3% per year in the United States for the past 25 years. Commissioned buildings are proved to have 8-20% reduced operating costs than non-commissioned buildings. Commissioned buildings ensure multiple benefits including improved thermal comfort, improved air quality, improved operative systems and their maintenance, proper environmental control and, importantly, persistent energy savings.


GMC Commissioning understands the latest requirements for energy code compliance. Our dedicated staff can help you avoid failed final inspections, lost time and construction budget overages.


Energy Codes are enforced in 39 out of the 50 US states.  The primary baseline national model energy codes are the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).  One of the most stringent energy codes in California's Title 24 Part 6 (California Energy Code) and Part 11 (CALGreen).  Title 24 commissioning is required on many new commercial buildings over 10,000 square feet. Other states with energy codes include Washington, Oregon, Texas, Florida, Nevada and Colorado.


Typical systems included in Energy Code commissioning are Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning systems and Controls, Indoor Lighting Systems and Controls, Water Heating Systems and Controls, and renewable energy systems.

Life Science

Life science research is essential for addressing some of the most pressing challenges facing humanity, from combating diseases to protecting the environment and improving quality of life.  Life science forms the backbone of medical advancements. It leads to the development of new drugs, treatments, and medical technologies that improve human health and save lives.  Through research we can understand the underlying causes of diseases, paving the way for more effective prevention, diagnosis, and treatment strategies. Life science research also fuels the biotechnology industry, which produces a wide range of products, from pharmaceuticals to genetically modified crops, improving healthcare, agriculture, and industry.


GMC Commissioning has the ability to commission all types of life science projects - everything from a 5,000 square foot spec lab to a production ready cGMP manufacturing facility, with tailored approaches to each delivery model.  Our commissioning expertise includes ISO Class certified clean rooms, cold rooms and environmental chambers, vivariums, BSL-2, BSL-3 and ABSL labs. We commission everything from central utilities to process equipment, to lab gases, autoclaves, glassware washers and fume hoods. 


We assist clients who work in Research and Development Labs, Product Development Labs, Chemical and Biological Analytical Labs, Pre and Post PCR and DNA Sequencing Labs, Metrology Labs, Cancer research, and Cell-Gene Therapy.


Construction mistakes and error result in costly delays and we understand time to market is critical. Shortening the time to market is crucial in the life sciences industry to minimize development costs, maximize revenue potential, and swiftly address unmet medical needs. If you want to shorten time to market and reduce costs dramatically in research and production, it’s essential to involve commissioning early on your project.


Through early identification of issues and proactive quality assurance commissioning plays a crucial role in maintaining a construction schedule by ensuring that all systems and components of a building or facility are installed, tested, and verified to meet the specified requirements before the project is completed.


By leveraging Facility Grid and Skyspark Analytics the data generated during commissioning and qualification is readily available and integrated for easy retrieval and analysis. This eliminates the risk of not executing and closing all the required commissioning and qualification activities according to the requirements of the application procedure.

Mission Critical

Data centers are crucial components of the digital infrastructure, supporting a wide range of applications, businesses, industries, and societal functions. They enable data storage, processing, and access, driving innovation, economic growth, and connectivity in the digital age.  From data storage, information processing and AI, to cloud computing and disaster recovery the uptime of mission critical data centers is essential to business continuity. 


With mission critical experienced engineers in every discipline, GMC Cx thrives on closely engaging with our clients to solve even the most challenging requirements. Our team has extensive experience designing, commissioning, and operating mission critical spaces. GMC Cx provides reliable, safe and compliant commissioning services.


We specialize in the 5 levels of commissioning a mission critical facility. This 5 level commissioning process is critical in ensuring that the operational performance requirements for high performance and data centers are achieved.


Level 1: Factory Witness Testing

Factory witness testing ensures that new equipment is performing to the requirements of the engineer, client and industry standards before leaving the factory.


Level 2: Site Acceptance Inspection

Once the equipment is on site, it is inspected by the commissioning agent. This is to ensure that the equipment brought to the site meets the client’s specifications before it enters the facility.


Level 3: Pre-Functional Testing (PFT)

The commissioning agent determines if the equipment was installed correctly and complies with contact documents, industry requirements and regulations.


Level 4: Functional Performance Testing (FPT)

Functional testing of equipment ensures operation as designed and intended including verification of fault and safety systems.


Level 5: Integrated Systems Testing (IST)

The final tests that include all systems working together as designed. This includes a blackout (pull-the-plug test) as well as integration of fire-life safety and backup systems.


Data center commissioning is a comprehensive process that ensures the efficient and reliable operation of data center facilities and equipment. By systematically verifying the functionality and performance of all systems, data center commissioning minimizes the risk of downtime, enhances energy efficiency, and maximizes the reliability and resilience of the data center infrastructure.


Healthcare facilities are complex buildings containing distinct and diverse spaces – each with its own set of challenges and requirements. Hospital systems are numerous, critical and extremely complex, from HVAC, electrical, plumbing, lighting, fire alarm and security systems to specialty systems such as  medical gasses, infection control, nurse call systems, and even the patient control of shades, and lighting.


In California, the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the design and construction of general acute care hospital, psychiatric hospital, and skilled nursing home and intermediate care facility construction in California. In 2022 OSHPD became the Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI).


The HCAI inspection process starts with the TIO, which stands for ‘Testing, Inspections, & Observations.’ This document provides the construction team with a clear understanding of what HCAI will require. GMC Commissioning works with the Inspector of Record or “IOR” to ensure all code-prescribed inspections and administrative duties are completed.


GMC Commissioning understands that healthcare facility commissioning stands at the intersection of design, functionality, and patient care, ensuring that newly built or renovated healthcare facilities meet rigorous standards and perform optimally. We perform a meticulous process of testing, verifying, and fine-tuning building systems to guarantee that they operate reliably and efficiently. From HVAC systems to medical gas piping, GMC Commissioning ensures that every component functions seamlessly, promoting a safe and conducive environment for both patients and healthcare staff. Moreover, we encompass the validation of infection control measures, emergency preparedness protocols, and compliance with regulatory requirements, safeguarding the well-being of all stakeholders. Through thorough commissioning processes, healthcare facilities are not only constructed but are also optimized to support high-quality care delivery, resilience, and adaptability in the face of evolving healthcare needs and challenges.

Higher Education

Higher education serves as a transformative gateway, unlocking a realm of knowledge, critical thinking, and personal growth for students. It fosters intellectual curiosity, nurtures diverse perspectives, and cultivates essential skills for navigating an increasingly complex world. Beyond classrooms, higher education campuses become crucibles for collaboration, innovation, and cultural exchange, fostering connections that span disciplines and continents.


From libraries brimming with knowledge to laboratories buzzing with experimentation, higher education facilities offer students and scholars the tools they need to push the boundaries of human understanding. Beyond classrooms, they offer a myriad of amenities, including student centers, recreational facilities, and green spaces, fostering a holistic environment conducive to personal growth and well-being.


GMC Commissioning is experienced with the requirements of higher education facilities. Our team proudly serves many top colleges and universities with our expert knowledge of complex buildings and systems,


Through rigorous testing, documentation, and fine-tuning, GMC Commissioning ensures that educational facilities are not only constructed to specifications but are also primed to support innovative teaching methods, research endeavors, and student engagement, fostering a conducive environment for academic excellence and growth.

Commissioning Management

Building complexity and speed to market continues to increase – But the expectation of top-notch quality still holds. 

Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing/Process, and Fire Alarm/Fire Protection (MEPF) systems account for 60% of total construction budgets. The cost of poor quality including non-conformance rework, warranty claims, and callbacks and schedule delays can add 15-20% to the total project cost.  It is therefore critical that a quality control process is implemented on every project.

Our Commissioning Managers work directly for the Contractor or Construction Manager.  Understanding that many general contractors struggle to find qualified experts in these fields and may not have the workload to support full-time employees, we have created this position to fill the gap. 


We provide support with:

  • Contract Document Reviews

  • Submittal, Shop Drawing and RFIs

  • Startup and Testing

  • Schedule Development

  • Pull Planning

  • BIM Support

  • Cx Plan Implementation

  • Code (T24) Guidance

  • Scope Gaps

  • Troubleshooting

  • Issue Resolution

  • MEPF System Pre-Testing

  • Cx Turnover Package

  • Controls Coordination

  • TAB Coordination

  • Training

  • Consistency

Where We Work

  • Mission Critical Data Centers

  • Telecommunications

  • Laboratories

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Manufacturing

  • Healthcare & OSHPD

  • Hospitality & Gaming

  • Office – Low and High Rise

  • Mixed-Use Facilities

  • High-rise Residential

  • Institutional

  • Government Facilities

Commissioning Compliance

  • LEED Fundamental Cx

  • LEED Enhanced Cx

  • Title-24 Commissioning

  • CalGreen Commissioning

  • Local Energy Code Regulations

  • cGMP Cx and Qualification

  • Uptime Institute Level 1 – 5 Cx

Systems We Commission

  • Mechanical

  • Electrical / Emergency Power

  • Low Voltage

  • Lighting and Lighting Controls

  • Plumbing

  • Process and Utilities

  • Controls & Automation

  • Building Enclosures and Assemblies

  • Renewable Energy and Water

Systems We Commission (cont.)

  • Building Envelope

  • Fenestration

  • Cold Rooms

  • Clean Rooms

  • Lab Exhaust & Fume Hoods

  • Fire Alarm

  • Security

  • AV

  • IT

  • Microgrids



lab services

GMC Commissioning offers professional lab certification services to support our clients through every phase of their development. From fume hood certifications to controlled environment testing and certification let our expert team put you back in control of your controlled environments.

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